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Let’s Talk About Consumption – Adelaide Workshop – Friday 27th May

AELA was pleased to host our Adelaide workshop in partnership with the Conservation Council of South Australia on Friday 27th May at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street Adelaide.

For a copy of the flyer and program for the workshop, please click here.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE SPEAKER NAMES BELOW, TO ACCESS COPIES OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FROM THE WORKSHOP

Dr Michelle Maloney, AELA 'Framing the conversation: let's talk about consumption'

Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University,Making Room for Nature in the Anthropocene: How Much Does Nature Need and What Are the Implications for Human Consumption?’

Dr Sam Alexander, University of Melbourne, “Challenging Growth Economics: Degrowth & Voluntary Simplicity”

Dr Robert Crocker, University of South Australia, “The History and Origins of Consumerism”

Vaughan Levitzke, Chief Executive, Green Industries SA & Zero Waste SA  ‘Regulating to reduce consumption: South Australia’s Plastic Bag and Container Deposit Legislation - lessons for other sectors”

Graham Davies, Sustainable Engineers Australia “Let’s Talk About Energy = Consumption: systems, embodied and renewable”

DISCUSSION GROUPS INCLUDED:

  • The role of civil society in creating its own initiatives to reduce consumption - Discussion Leaders: Kathy Whitta and Alex Gaut from the Conservation Council SA and Kathryn Warhurst, Transition Town Gawler.
  • The role of planning and planning law, in linking human settlements to our ecological limits - Discussion Leader: Melissa Ballantyne, Environmental Defenders Office
  • A throw away society is throwing away energy—what can we do? Discussion Leader: Graham Davies, Sustainable Engineers Australia
  • NRM Management and Sustainable Food Consumption - Discussion Leader: Kirsty Spiers, Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board

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