WHAT IS THE GREENPRINTS ADVENTURE?
The “Greenprints Adventure” has been designed by AELA to enable interested community groups and organisations to work their way through the Greenprints Steps. The ‘adventure’ involves a 12-18 month program of events and activities, including a nationally coordinated online webinar and community-meet up series, together with in-kind support to host your own activities, events and research projects in your local community.
** Please note: This is a volunteer, peer-to-peer support program. For communities eligible to participate, there is no cost to do so but nor is there any funding to assist with projects. AELA provides extensive in-kind support (expertise and materials) and where appropriate, can collaborate in seeking external funding to support project activities in your community. Please join an information session to find out more and email us anytime if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS GREENPRINTS?
Greenprints is an Australian designed program that provides a practical, step-by-step approach to help people understand both the big picture and the small details, of how to create Earth-centred systems change, transform our societies and economies, and thrive within our ecological limits. It demystifies and connects the many existing concepts, models and methods that can be used to create sustainable and regenerative communities and organisations.
For more information about the overall Greenprints approach, please read about the origins and steps on this website, and be sure to watch the introductory video here.
WHY USE THE GREENPRINTS APPROACH?
The outcomes for communities who work through the Greenprints approach can include (but are not limited to):
- building stronger communities and more effective community created solutions, by mapping, connecting and strengthening existing and emerging initiatives and organisations
- building greater community understandings of local ecosystems, catchments and bioregions (including current land use, biodiversity and climate change scenarios) so people are empowered to create transformations best suited for their region
- building community understandings of, and where appropriate, collaboration with, First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in the region
- identifying new projects, initiatives and enterprises, together with new ways to collaborate and new governance approaches, to accelerate a community’s transition to a regenerative society and economy
- collectively creating scenarios for local and bioregional futures, that a wide range of community groups and organisations can get behind and work towards. These ‘scenarios’ are important because they connect ecology, society and economies – eg by identifying alternative/regenerative land use options (local and bioregional scale), alternative regenerative economic activities and business opportunities and socially just, democratic decision-making processes.
INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT THE 2023 GREENPRINTS ADVENTURE
22 November 2022 @ 12noon to 1pm AEST
8 December 2022 @ 12noon to 1pm AEST
Visit our Greenprints Adventure booking page for all the details
Information sessions are hosted by AELA Convenor, and Greenprints creator and Program Manager, Dr Michelle Maloney. Dr Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB(Hons),PhD) is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming Australia. She advocates for systems change, in order to shift industrialised societies from a human-centred, to an Earth centred governance system. To find out more about Michelle’s work, please visit her personal profile on the AELA website.
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN EARTH LAWS ALLIANCE (AELA)
AELA is a national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics and the arts.