For community groups
Local community groups and organisations – including environmental, NRM and land care groups, and local social justice organisations – can use the Greenprints Steps to develop rigorous ecological, social and economic ideas, plans and scenarios, so they can create a better future for their communities. By working through the steps, community groups can work with AELA to host new and/or connect existing local initiatives, creative events, webinars, mapjams, citizen science projects and information gathering activities. This hard work builds community connectivity, gathers and shares knowledge and can connect diverse initiatives (never repeating existing efforts) to strengthen local community leadership, so that transformation to a regenerative future is possible.
For First Nations peoples
First Nations peoples are advising on the development of the Greenprints initiative, and play a vital role as partners in all our project work, both in the creative development of the Greenprints approach and in the development of specific local projects.
In addition to advising about the development of Greenprints, some First Nations peoples are also using the Greenprints approach to support their own, community led objectives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations have for millennia, managed their own unique cultural, legal, social and economic initiatives. Greenprints can be of use to communities who are looking to use western knowledge frameworks to support First Nations’ led projects and initiatives.
AELA and Greenprints works in partnership with Future Dreaming Australia, a First Nations led organization, so that First Nations communities can advise the development of Greenprints, and can connect with Greenprints in ways that suit their own interests.
For local councils
Local councils can use the Greenprints Steps as a guide to review and ‘ground test’ their existing sustainability initiatives, and to engage with regenerative strategies for ecological, community and economic health. The Greenprints Mapping Tool can also be of assistance in communicating the vision of innovative Councils who are working hard to create sustainable communities.