How to Use the Greenprints Approach

June 23, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Online (via Zoom)
Format: 90 minute workshop

Please join the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and the Greenprints initiative, for a FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP, that will provide an introduction to the Greenprints approach, and provide information to individuals, communities and organisations who’d like to understand how Greenprints might support their own sustainability and regenerative initiatives.

  • DATE: Thursday 23 June 2022
  • TIME: 12 noon to 1:30pm AEST/Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane time)
  • ONLINE VIA ZOOM + this workshop will be recorded, and shared on the Greenprints website after the event


Dr Michelle Maloney is the Co-founder and National Convenor of AELA, and the creator of the Greenprints program. She has more than 30 years’ experience designing and managing climate change, sustainability and environmental justice initiatives in Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the USA, and this includes two decades working with Indigenous colleagues on a range of community development, sustainability and cultural heritage projects.

Michelle is a lawyer and advocate for Earth centred law and governance, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) and Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University. Michelle’s PhD analysed how collective action (including law and regulation) can help reduce unsustainable consumption. She is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and co-founder of Future Dreaming Australia – an organisation created by Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders to promote cross cultural sharing of governance and ecological knowledge in Australia.  Michelle is on the Steering Group for the International Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA), and is on the Advisory Group for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN). 


Greenprints is a program created by 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