Participatory Democracy

Participatory Democracy recognises the need for direct citizen involvement and leadership in political decision-making and the setting of decision-making agendas.

Other civil society governance systems and tools include:


Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Greenprints can help people understand the SDGs and how you can connect your initiatives to these broader, global goals.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) first appeared in 2015 in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 goals “recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”

Regenerative Songlines Australia

Regenerative Songlines Australia is a network that connects regenerative projects and practitioners across the continent now known as Australia.

The network is:

  • led by First Nations peoples and inclusive of all Australians;
  • focused on amplifying local and bioregional initiatives, with a view to maintaining
    diverse approaches, while strengthening interconnections, mutual learning, and
    real project collaboration and outcomes;
  • multidisciplinary and includes regenerative economies, societies, ecological
    stewardship and design practices; and
  • connected to international “regenerative roadmap” partners.


Regenerative means able to or tending to regenerate—to regrow or be renewed or restored, especially after being damaged or lost.

In the natural sciences

Regeneration, in biology, refers to the process by which some organisms replace or restore lost or amputated body parts.…

Relationist Ethos

The Relationist Ethos is a foundational concept within Aboriginal law, philosophy and culture.  It refers to the idea that we are all in relationship with each other – people are in relationship with land (Country), land is in relationship with all living and non-living beings, people are in relationship with non-human life and people are in relationship with other people – and it is these relationships and the obligations to each other that come with these relationships, that can form a template for human society

The term is particularly associated with the work of Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Graham, Kombu-merri and Waka Waka person.…

Steady State Economy

A steady state economy is an economy of stable or mildly fluctuating size. The term typically refers to a national economy, but it can also be applied to a local, regional, or global economy. An economy can reach a steady state after a period of growth or after a period of downsizing or degrowth.…

Neoclassical Economics

Neoclassical economics is a broad theory that focuses on supply and demand as the driving forces behind the production, pricing, and consumption of goods and services. It emerged in around 1900 to compete with the earlier theories of classical economics. One of the key early assumptions of neoclassical economics is that utility to consumers, not the cost of production, is the most important factor in determining the value of a product or service.…


Sortition means random selection, or the act of casting lots.  Sortition is the approach used to randomly select people for a citizen’s assembly, parliament or congress

For example, to be in a citizens’ assembly you must be randomly selected to take part.…