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GEOFF MOSLEY

Australian director of CASSE

Geoff Mosley is Australian Director of

the Centre for the Advancement of

the Steady State Economy. He has

been involved in research, advocacy

and teaching in the field of

conservation for over 60 years. He has

taught at all levels from university to

primary school and is currently a

lecturer for World Wide Learning.

From 1973 to 1986 Geoff was CEO of the ACF. Geoff believes that the

most important task for the conservation movement is to gather

support for the Steady State alternative to our present endless

economic growth system.

Geoff will present reasons for why we need to all put our backs into

the development of a steady-state economy, and evidence for how

conflicting efforts are making things worse.

ADRIAN WHITEHEAD

Adrian has been campaigning on

environmental issues for over 25 years

and was instrumental in creating the

Greater Otway National Park and

stopping the Naas Valley Dam in the

ACT. In 2003 Adrian began

campaigning on climate change

issues calling for zero emissions. In

2006 he co-founded and established

the group, Beyond Zero Emissions. Adrian currently lectures on climate

change, teaches permaculture, is preparing a co-housing project in

Tasmania, and setting up a new climate-focused political party.

Adrian's talk will focus on the threat of climate change and why he

believes we are faced with two clear choices: succeed in

implementing a global "green tech" future in order to return safe

levels of greenhouse gases, or prepare for social collapse, and whether

we might consider doing a bit of both.

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NICOLE FOSS

international energy and finance expert

Nicole Foss runs the Agri-Energy

Producers’ Association of Ontario,

focusing on localized solutions for

renewable energy needs. Nicole is

also co-editor of The Automatic

Earth, where she chronicles and

interprets the cascading crises of

converging economic and ecological

emergencies, pinpointing the

ongoing credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current

multi-faceted global predicament.

The Automatic Earth site integrates finance, energy, environment,

psychology, population and realpolitik in order to explain why we

find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior

to the establishment of The Automatic Earth, Nicole was editor of

The Oil Drum, a Canadian periodical, where she wrote on peak oil

and finance.

While living in the UK Nicole was a Research Fellow at the Oxford

Institute for Energy Studies, specializing in nuclear safety in Eastern

Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducting research into

electricity policy at the EU level. Her long list of credentials include a

BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada, a post-graduate

diploma in air and water pollution control, the common

professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in

development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was

granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988

and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.

Nicole will present the collision course of converging economic and

ecological crises, pointing out the need for proactive

resilience-building at community level. Nicole will elucidate why

we cannot expect governments to intervene on our behalf, and how

we can prepare ourselves and our communities for the changes that

will shape our future systems.

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THEO KITCHENER

Founder of Doing It Ourselves

Theo Kitchener has a background in

activism and community building, is

founder of neighbourhood sharing

website thesharehood.org, and

more recently has been working to

raise awareness of peak oil and

financial collapse through the

Melbourne based volunteer group,

Doing It Ourselves. Influenced by Nicole Foss, Theo created the

popular Youtube animation 'What the Economic Crisis Really

Means and What We Can Do About It' and has presented on the

topic around Australia. Self-described apocaloptimist, Theo is

positive about the future, focusing on community, permaculture,

appropriate technology, participatory democracy, alternative

economics and our potential transformation.

The combined crises mean systemic change is coming, for better or

for worse, so Theo will be talking about some of the tools we can

use to encourage a positive societal and environmental

transformation.

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LOCATION

PROGRAM

9:30

9:55

11:25

11:30

11:50

12:35

12:40

13:45

14:30

14:25

15:20

15:25

15:45

17:15

18:00

Date:

Location:

Sunday 21st April

Fitzroy Town Hall

201 Napier St

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

registration opens 9:00am

- Open & welcome to country

- Presentation 1 – Nicole Foss

- Group feedback

- Morning tea

- Presentation 2 – Geoff Mosley

- Groupfeedback

- Reopening

- Presentation 3 – Adrian Whitehead

- Group feedback

- Presentation 4 - Theo Kitchener

- Group feedback

- Afternoon Tea

- Roundtable Session

- Panel discussion

- Close

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ABOUT THE TOUR

A full-day change agency extravaganza, the Melbourne Showcase

features strategic showcases from Nicole Foss, international

energy and finance expert; Geoff Mosley, Australian director of

CASSE; The Kitchener, founder of the grassroots change agency

Doing it Ourselves; and Adrian Whitehead, co-founder of Beyond

Zero Emissions.

Not just your average speaker tour, Sustainability Showcase

emphasizes audience participation with roundtable sessions for

collaboration and inspiration. The event finishes with a speaker

panel for converging over strategies for sustainability. Be prepared

to participate and network at this event that intends to catalyze

momentum for change!

TOUR OVERVIEW

MARCH

17 TH - SUNSHINE COAST | 23 RD - BRISBANE | TBA - IPSWICH

APRIL

4 TH - SYDNEY | 7 TH - BUNGENDORE | TBA - CANBERRA | 21 ST - MELBOURNE | 27 TH - ADELAIDE

MAY

4 H - MARGARET RIVER

KARI MCGREGOR | DR RICHARD MOCHELLE | BEN PENNINGS | RICHARD SANDERS

DR GRAEME TAYLOR | ELISABETTA FAENZA | DR MARK DIESENDORF | CATE FAEHRMANN MLC

PROF BERNARD KING | TONY COOTE | THEO KITCHENER | KRISTY WALTERS | GEOFF MOSLEY

PROF PHIL LAWN | PROF DAVID PATON | MICHAEL CROFT | and more...

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WE ARE FACING AN

ON THE DOOR

$25

PRESENTS

THE STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CONFLUENCE

OTHER SPEAKERS:

ADRIAN WHITEHEAD | GEOFF MOSLEY | THEO KITCHENER

21 ST APRIL MELBOURNE

FITZROY TOWN HALL

ECONOMIC &

ECOLOGICAL

EMERGENCY

THE TIME FOR RESPONSE IS

NOW

EARLY BIRD

$20

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