Are Sustainable Futures Still Possible?

November 17, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (AEST)
Online (via Zoom)

As we face the uncertainties of a climate changing world, do we still have time to build a sustainable future?

Join us for a thoughtful, and ultimately optimistic, webinar featuring one of Australia’s most respected scientists and public commentators – Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, OAM, in conversation with AELA’s Co-Founder and National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, AELA


IAN LOWE – Ian Lowe AO is an Australian academic and writer focused on environmental issues. A physics graduate, he is an Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society and former Head of the School of Science at Griffith University. He is also an adjunct professor at Sunshine Coast University. Ian has authored or co-authored 14 books, 10 Open University books, more than 50 book chapters and over 500 other publications. Books by Lowe include A Big Fix, Reaction Time, Living in the Hothouse, Why vs Why: Nuclear Power, A Voice of Reason: Reflections on Australia, Bigger or Better? Australia’s Population Debate, The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia and Long Half-life: The Nuclear Industry in Australia.


Greenprints is a program created by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) that:

  • provides a practical, step-by-step approach to help people understand both the big picture and the small details of how to transform our societies, so we can care for the environment, build new economies and thrive within safe ecological and climate limits;
  • can bring people together across communities and bioregions, to forge new futures, by joining up our existing and new efforts and initiatives;
  • is an Australian-designed approach, that aims to be accessible to anyone. It demystifies and connects the many varied concepts, models and methods that can be used to create ecocentric, sustainable and regenerative communities, organisations and societies (It helps you use Doughnut Economics, Global Ecological Footprint, Rights of Nature, SDGs and other approaches!)


The Greenprints Exchange is a community of people with expertise across an array of knowledge systems and areas of expertise, including: Indigenous law, philosophy and culture, across natural sciences, social sciences, design, law, planning, food systems, design, the arts and more. The Exchange is quite literally a way for people to meet, exchange ideas and share their expertise with the Greenprints team, and Greenprints communities.


Greenprints is for everyone – community activists, lawyers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, economists, school teachers – anyone who’s interested in or already involved in creating real systems change, to protect our environment and create new governance approaches.