For community groups and not-for-profit organisations
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations can use Greenprints in a number of ways:
Advocates for stronger environmental protection in their local communities and regions, can use the Greenprints approach to map out how human societies in their catchments and bioregions can be transformed to restore and nurture the living world, while still supporting thriving human economies.
Community groups who are working to protect specific ecosystems and species in their regions can use the Greenprints approach to show authorities (those responsible for development approvals) how systems change can be created, that will restore and protect the living world, while still ensuring that appropriate human economic activities can take place.
Groups and not-for-profit organisations can use the Greenprints approach to connect with a broader range of other groups and stakeholders in their bioregion, to develop strategic partnerships and projects.
Community groups can use the Greenprints approach to strengthen – or challenge – existing Local Council and State Government plans for their region, and show alternative ways forward.
Community groups can create their own Greenprints workbooks, to guide and inform their own campaigns and work.
Indigenous groups and organisations can use Greenprints to support their existing initiatives, and also to connect with new research, partners and allies, who can support Indigenous led projects that Care for Country and culture.
As an example, the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council (MFRC) is a Greenprints partner. The Greenprints Team is working to support the elders and community leaders on a range of research projects.
(1) SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY – Schools can use Greenprints to help them with their own sustainability and ecological footprint projects:
individual schools can use Greenprints to locate themselves in their own bioregions – use our bioregional map to type in your address and find out which bioregion and subregion you live in
sustainability leaders within schools and school networks can connect existing sustainability and climate change initiatives to the Greenprints approach
(2) SCHOOL CURRICULA – Schools can also use Greenprints as a teaching framework for their students:
schools can connect their curricula and extra-curricula activities to their own bioregion, so students learn about their local place and explore science, history, law, economics and other subjects through a Greenprints and bioregional lens
For Local Councils, government agencies and government entities
Local Councils can use Greenprints to:
strengthen their existing sustainability projects by locating them within the broader health of their bioregion
develop their own cutting edge new economy initiatives, including using the Doughnut Economy framework
connect to a growing network of other Local Councils, businesses, Indigenous groups and community groups using new approaches to regenerative economics
create new initiatives that deepen their connection to local people and local ecosystems
The Greenprints approach can be used by any Local Council, or other levels of Government, as it can provide a cutting edge framework for building regenerative economies within healthy ecological boundaries, at any scale.