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2024 - Webinars & Workshops

Why localising our economies is good for people and planet

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online via Zoom
NENA – WLD 2024 (21 June)

What is 'localisation' and why does it offer so many benefits to people and the environment? Join us this World Localisation Day to discuss how the localisation of our economies, societies and environmental protection strategies, can bring multifaceted benefits to our people and planet.

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2023 NENA Conference

Start date: Friday, November 17, 2023
End date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
All-day event
Location: Ann Harding Centre, Canberra, ACT

More information and call for presentations coming soon! See the 2023 Conference page for up-to-date information.

Celebrating Urban Agriculture Month 2023

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Economics for the Earth: The future of ecological economics

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Economics for the Earth: The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation: technological, socioeconomic and political change

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Economics for the Earth: Designing Regenerative Cultures

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for a fascinating discussion with Daniel Christian Wahl, an internationally acclaimed thinker and catalyst for regenerative futures.

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Economics for the Earth: Degrowth in Australia – what’s possible?

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

What exactly is ‘degrowth’? And why are people advocating for it? Where does degrowth sit with respect to other alternative economic models and futures? Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy will discuss Australian degrowth initiatives in a worldwide context.

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Economics for the Earth: Indigenous philosophy and ‘Relationist Economics’ with Mary Graham

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Where to from here? Degrowth in Australia – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Facilitators: Anisa Rogers (DNA) and Tonié Field (DNA)

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Degrowth and food systems – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Terry Leahy (Author) & Tammi Jonas (Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance)

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Degrowth and energy/carbon – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Date: January

Speakers: Nat Lowrey (Aid/Watch) & Marisol Salinas (Latin American Solidarity Network)
Moderator: Marta Conde (Researcher & Activist)

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How degrowth can support socially just and affordable housing in Australia – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Louise Crabtree-Hayes (Western Sydney University) and Alex Baumann (University of Western Sydney)

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Work and Degrowth – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Peter Mylius-Clark (Primary Carer), Colin Long (Victorian Trades Hall Council) & Anisa Rogers (DNA)

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Crazy Town – Mid-week sanity-preserving degrowth hilarity – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Rob Dietz and Jason Bradford (Post Carbon Institute & Crazy Town Podcast)

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Stories from Europe and Lebanon: how others are working to achieve degrowth – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Boon Breyne (Friends of the Earth, Europe) and Joslin Kehdy (Recycle Lebanon)

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Indigenous insights: how the Relationist Ethos can inform Australia’s journey to a post-growth future – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Mary Graham (Future Dreaming) & Michelle Maloney (NENA)

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Degrowth in Australia and around the world: are we making progress? – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Monday, July 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Anitra Nelson (Scholar & Author) & Dr Sabrina Chakori (The University of Queensland)
Moderator: Anisa Rogers (DNA)

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Degrowth Week Australia – 10 to 14 July 2023

Start date: Monday, July 10, 2023
End date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF WEBINARS AND DISCUSSIONS! 

Join the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Degrowth Network Australia (DNA) for "Degrowth Week", which will feature webinars and discussions about what degrowth is, why we need it, and how we can keep moving towards it.

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What might a degrowth and post-growth future look like? – Degrowth Week Australia

Date: Monday, July 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Donnie Maclurcan (Post-Growth Institute) & Michelle Maloney (NENA)

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Reimagining Society – with Bernard Thomson & Sonia Randhawa

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

The current state of industrialised societies is a projection of our collective habits of thought which have created a certain societal structure since the establishment of modern nation states. 

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Building governance systems for localisation – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for an important discussion about how we can create governance systems to support the localisation of our societies and economies.

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Local Solutions to Australia’s Housing Crisis – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Australia's housing crisis is growing worse. Not a day goes by without harrowing stories of people unable to afford somewhere to live,

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Localising Our Food Systems – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for a fascinating discussion about how localising our food systems can build local resilience, food security and restore ecological health.

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Local Resilience After Fire and Flood – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Australia has always been a continent affected by fire, flood and drought. But as the impacts of climate change escalate, and local communities are hit even harder by extreme fires and floods - how are we responding?

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NENA Localisation Week 2023

Start date: Monday, June 19, 2023
End date: Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for a week of webinars exploring local economies.

Part of International Localisation Day, hosted by Local Futures / Economics of Happiness

Localizing our economies in the face of global corporatism – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

What is localisation? Why is it so good for communities, our environment and our economies?

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Health and wellbeing in the new economy

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for an important discussion about recent research connecting human health to wellbeing economies and societies.

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NENA’s 2023 Federal Budget Rundown – with Matt Grudnoff

Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Please join us for our 'Budget Rundown' with Matt Grudnoff, Senior Economist from The Australia Institute.

The 2023 Australian Federal Government Budget is scheduled to be handed down on 9 May 2023, and Matt Grudnoff will be in discussion with NENA's Dr Michelle Maloney on 19 May, to discuss where the key areas of expenditure and policy focus are this year.

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Carbon and Nature Offsets: In the Market for Ecocide?

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

As we face escalating climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and the decline of ecosystem health, governments and communities are struggling to find sufficient responses. While the science is uniquivocal - our future depends on reducing emissions and increasing nature restoration this decade - there is much debate about different policy responses.

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Protecting Future Generations – with Sophie Howe, former Welsh Future Generations Commissioner

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Building an Economy to Save Us

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Celebrating Urban Agriculture Month

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join Sustain and other members of NENA's Food Hub, to celebrate Australia's second national Urban Agriculture Month, from 1st - 30th November 2022.

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Housing Week Roundtable, ‘where to from here?’

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

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Sustainable Housing

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Adam Russell, Andy Marlow and Ananya Majumda
Facilitator: Matthew Daly

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Innovative building alternatives

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Martin Freney, Peter Hickson and Ray Trappel

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The role of governments in housing

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Anitra Nelson and Peter Phibbs
Facilitator: Andy Fergus

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Finance options for housing alternatives

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Linda Seaborn, Tim Riley, Emma Spano
Facilitator: Elena Pereyra

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Why are Australian property prices so out of control? A deep dive into property prices, real estate and ‘value’

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speaker: Louise Crabtree-Hayes
Facilitator: Michelle Maloney

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Creative ownership and tenure options for Australian housing

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Jasmine Palmer, Karl Fitzgerald, Sidsel Grimstad
Facilitator: Elena Pereyra

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Women & Housing

Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Sue Gilbey, Megg Evans and Jennifer Harris

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Australia’s Housing Crisis: an Overview

Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Housing Week 2022

Speakers: Michelle Maloney, Elena Pereyra and Sara C. Motta
Facilitator: Michelle Maloney

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Responding to the climate and energy crisis with cooperation

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for an important conversation about Australia's energy crisis and how creating cooperative responses is our most promising way forward.

In this webinar, Godfrey Moase and Colin Long will discuss the current energy crisis, the transformation of the energy system to respond to the decarbonisation imperative, and how CoPower and other co-operatives are building a co-operative ecosystem response to put energy back in public and social control.

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Care Together: how Co-operatives and Mutuals can help solve problems in social care

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Join us for an important presentation and workshop by Gillian McFee (Gillian McFee & Associates), Antony McMullen (Co-operatives Bonds) and Pete Cohen (Collaborate and Deliver).

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Democratic enterprise in the social economy: co-operatives and unions today

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Brisbane Workers Community Centre, 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Join us for a fantastic Friday evening of drinks, nibblies and discussions about co-operatives and unions today.

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Economics for the Earth: Green extractivism and the Australian energy transition

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

Join us for an important discussion about Australia’s Rush for Energy Transition Minerals & Metals.

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The role of cooperatives in building strong economically resilient communities

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

Speakers

  • Adam Kempton
  • Dr Tony Webb
  • Linda Seaborn

ONLINE EVENT - 6PM AEDT/MELBOURNE TIME

In association with 888 Co-operative Causeway and the Fabian Society (Vic.)

with Natalie Lowrey and Liz Downes

What could Australia’s society and economy look like, if we transition away from an extractive economy?

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THIS EVENT IS BEING CO-HOSTED WITH FUTURE DREAMING

Future Dreaming is a not-for-profit organisation working to share ecological knowledge across cultures, to build a better future for all of us. For more information - www.futuredreaming.org.au

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Economics for the Earth: Can a Wellbeing Economy Protect the Environment?

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Katherine Trebeck, Mike Salvaris & Gareth Hughes

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Economics for the Earth: Degrowth and the Australian Economy

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Anitra Nelson & Terry Leahy

What exactly is 'degrowth' and why are people advocating for it to be adopted by governments around the world? Join us for an important discussion about the 'degrowth' movement: how it started, what it calls for and what it would mean for the Australian economy if 'degrowth' was adopted as a policy and strategy.

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Economics for the Earth: What would it take to build an Earth-centred economy?

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Richard Denniss

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Economics for the Earth: Population, Consumption and Climate Change

Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Ian Lowe, Jane O'Sullivan and Haydn Washington

There is no possibility of achieving our stated goal of sustainable development if we don’t stabilise the human population and reduce our resource demands”
Professor Ian Lowe
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How stories can change our world (and change our economy) – NENA Narratives Week 2022

Start date: Monday, July 18, 2022
End date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
ABOUT NENA NARRATIVES WEEK

Humans are born storytellers. We live our lives immersed in a sea of narrative - from personal narratives about the twists and turns of our lives, to big cultural and economic narratives about what it means to live well and be human. For decades now, our economic narratives have valued growth in economic activity, competition and exploitation of nature, leading to ecological devastation and human misery. Most people have become so used to these narratives that they seem unremarkable.

But narratives can change. If our economic narratives are not serving the needs of people and planet, we need to find new ones. NENA Narratives Week explored the power of economic narratives in our lives and how we might transform those narratives to support a better future for people and planet. Through a program of daily events, we examined dominant narratives and the power they exert on our daily lives, look at the new stories that are already emerging, and identify practical actions NENA members can take to bring new economic stories to life.

See the videos from NENA Narratives Week 2022 here

 

Stories of Resilience from the Northern Rivers

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

On World Localisation Day this year, NENA facilitated a very special discussion about how communities in the Northern Rivers (NSW) have connected and worked together during and after the terrible floods of 2022.

We were joined by guest speakers with lived experience from the two flooding events who are experiencing how communities are working together to respond and support each other.

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NENA’s 2022 Federal Budget Rundown – with Richard Denniss

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Richard Denniss joins NENA to break down Australia's 2022 Federal Budget, explaining how our collective financial resources have been allocated and what it means for the well-being of our society.

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Feminising New Economies and Post-Covid Futures

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

In this webinar, NENA's Women in the New Economy Hub will address the role that women and feminised knowledges and wisdoms can play in shaping post-covid futures dedicated to well-being and embedding economies that are life enhancing, not death-making.

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Arts & Culture in the Interregnum: Imagining a different future

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

The role of arts, culture and creativity is critically important to our vision of a ‘wellbeing economy’ and society. But given the challenges the arts sector has traditionally faced – and which have been exacerbated by COVID lockdowns and restrictions – what is the future of the arts sector and artists in Australia?

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What is ‘Extractivism’?

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, this important webinar is an introduction to extractivism and its impacts.

This important webinar was co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, discussing extractivism and its impacts.

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Designing Policies to Build a Wellbeing Economy

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

This is a workshop run by NENA and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (International) on how to design policies for a wellbeing economy.

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Post-Eurocentric Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 6 - Post-Eurocentric Visions of Quality of Life

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Milena Büchs - "From the growth-welfare nexus to sustainable welfare within planetary boundaries"
  • Nûjîn Derya - “Liberating life. On women's knowledge, social organising and our common struggle. Learnings from the Kurdish women's liberation movement.”
  • Ajahn Brahmali - “The Buddhist Idea of a Good Life”

Post-Capitalist Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 5 - Post-Capitalist Visions of Quality of Life

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Nick Rose - "From commodity to commons; healing ourselves, healing nature"
  • Loriana Luccioni - “Post-Capitalism and Universal, Unconditional Basic Income. Change the language to shift the values”
  • Prof. Devan Pillay - “Marx meets Buddha:  Ecosocialism, wellbeing and the pursuit of happiness”

Co-op Curious? NENA’s Cooperatives Clinic

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

This workshop included three presentations providing important updates about cooperative governance in Australia, a panel discussion with the guest speakers, a Q&A session and an opportunity for people to ask advice about setting up and managing their own cooperative.

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Post-Capitalist Visions of Quality of Life: Part of Social Sciences Week, Australia

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'

'Post-capitalist Visions of Quality of Life': Part of Social Sciences Week, Australia

Hear from three distinguished guest speakers, hosted by NENA and the University of Newcastle.

Guest speakers:

  • Prof. Noam Chomsky - "Imagining the Future – if there is one!"
  • A./Prof. Ariel Salleh - “Some Ecological Feminist Thoughts on Wellbeing”
  • Prof. Gar Alperovitz - “Democratizing the Economy: Practical Advances and Long Term Strategy”

Pluriversal Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'

Webinar 3 - 'Pluriversal Visions of Quality of Life'

Guest speakers:

  • Adjunct Professor Victoria-Grieve Williams - "Everywhen: Autonomy, Altruism and Living Well"
  • A/Prof. Sara Motta - “Democracy (M)otherwise: Enfleshments from the Margins of Modernity”
  • Prof . Ashish Kothari - “Ecoswaraj: a Radical Ecological Democracy Towards Justice and Sustainability”

NENA Youth Hub: Purpose Lab

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

The NENA Youth Hub is hosted its very first event for everyone who teaches, works with, mentors, supports, or is, 13-21 years old.

Purpose Labs empower young people to find their purpose, uncover their potential and explore new possibilities. They can reduce anxiety by helping people gain clarity of purpose and experiment with new projects.

Fore more information, read the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.

Indigenous Perspectives About Quality of Life

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)

Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'

Webinar 2 - Indigenous Perspectives About Quality of Life

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Mary Graham - "The Relationist Ethos and the meaning of life"
  • A/Prof. Daniela Heil - “Ngyiampaa perspectives of wellness in 2021”
  • Dr Eiji Ranta - “Learning from Indigenous views of quality of life in Latin America”

Research Jam

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Researchers showcase their work that supports the wellbeing economy.

Presentations:

Rethinking Wellbeing

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 1 - 'Rethinking Wellbeing'

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Michelle Maloney (NENA) - "Are wellbeing economics a viable alternative to capitalism?"
  • Dr Hamed Hosseini (UON) - “From Wellbeing to Well-Living: On the urgency of an inclusive approach to Quality of Life”
  • Ms Shelley McGrath (UON) - “Reimagining social change through connection”

NENA Housing Week

Start date: Monday, June 7, 2021
End date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

View the NENA Housing Week program and all recordings here

How can we ensure affordable, safe and sustainable housing for everyone in Australia?

Catch up on a week of discussions about housing and human settlements, hosted by the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Co-Housing Australia.

Topics Include:

* An overview of the housing crisis in Australia and its social justice implications

* An overview of the impact of housing and human settlements on Australia's ecosystems, biodiversity and bioregional health

* A deeper dive into the housing crisis – the foundations of Australian property law, capitalism, colonisation and notions of future value

* Success and failure - responding to Indigenous housing needs, rising homelessness, crisis accommodation, transition housing

* Caring for our most vulnerable – aged care, families, women, people with disabilities - across Indigenous and non-indigenous communities

* Positive responses - Indigenous peoples creating their own housing solutions, community housing, tiny/micro housing, co-living

* Sustainable responses - understanding the impacts of human settlements on the living world; rethinking urban, regional and rural housing developments, ecovillages and sustainable housing

* Innovative financing and investment for housing and human settlements in Australia

Basic Income (UBI) and the Regenerative Economy

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Following the long period of disruption caused by the pandemic, the idea of a regenerative economy means different things to different people. While some look for a return to “normal", or business as usual, this panel is concerned with how Basic Income may form one of the fundamentals of an economy that is regenerative in a larger ecological sense.

For more information, view the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.

Net Zero Precincts: Experimentation to Accelerate Decarbonisation

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online
Join the Cities & Urban Communities Hub for two presentations followed by a Q&A session

Presentation 1 -
Experimentation to accelerate decarbonisation

Experimentation through urban living labs brings together academic, government, civil society and private sector actors to trial alternative city futures, transition governance approaches and new modes of sustainable urban development.

Net Zero Precincts is a 4-year ARC Linkage project that is leveraging Monash University's Clayton Campus and the Monash Technology Precinct as a living lab to undertake experiments in net zero energy, mobility and the built environment to accelerate precinct-scale decarbonisation.

In this presentation Dr Darren Sharp will provide an overview of the Net Zero Precincts project, and discuss some emerging opportunities and challenges of net zero transformation at precinct scale.

See Net-Zero Precincts presentation slides here

Speaker Bio

Dr Darren Sharp is a Research Fellow at Monash Sustainable Development Institute where he is Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts: an interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities. Darren is a sustainability transitions researcher interested in urban experimentation, living labs, multi-stakeholder governance, grassroots innovations, and the sharing economy. His research speaks to the possibilities of social learning, institutional arrangements, community agency, and new urban imaginaries to drive the transformation of cities towards sustainability.

Presentation 2 - The example of Circular Economy Villages

Circular Economy Villages (CEVs) seek to illustrate how a zero waste and zero carbon precinct could be designed for new developments in rural areas, aiming to move beyond zero and have a net positive impact on the land.

Each village is being planned to house a diverse community of up to 200 people, integrating affordable co-working and co-living spaces with water and energy micro-grids and a regenerative agricultural system. A network of CEVs would strive towards self-sufficiency by collaborating and localising the economy within a bioregion.

Steven Liaros' presentation will outline this development model and provide the current implementation status.

See Circular Economy Villages presentation slides here


Speaker Bio

Steven Liaros is a strategic town planner and author of ‘Rethinking the City’. He is interested in how the internet and other new technologies, together with circular economy and sharing economy business models, are reshaping cities. Steven has qualifications in Civil Engineering, Town Planning and Environmental Law.

Doughnut Economics & Regen Melbourne

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Regen Melbourne invited NENA members to join a roundtable discussion about the localisation of Doughnut Economics to Melbourne

Hosted by Michelle Maloney (NENA) & Kaj Lofgren (Regen Melbourne)
For more information, view the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #13 – Michelle Maloney, NENA

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

New Economy Builders #12 – Anthony James, The Regen Narration

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

What is the State of the Arts in the New Economy?

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Join NENA's Arts & Culture Hub for a panel discussion with creative entrepreneurs who discuss their cutting edge cross-disciplinary projects connecting business, local, state government & non-government organisations & schools.

We explore how artists are now working to de-silo Arts & Culture with whole systems sensory critical thinking processes for creating solutions to our ecological, economic and cultural crises.

For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #10 – Louise Edmonds, Carbon Sync

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Australia’s First Large-Scale Solar Garden

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

NENA's Energy Hub held an exciting discussion about Australia’s first large scale Solar Garden.

For more information about this webinar, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Citizens Assemblies in the New Economy

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

For more information about this webinar, visit the facebook event page

New Economy Builders #9 – Adam Jorlen, Enkel Collective

Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by NENA Perth Hub

New Economy Builders #8 – Eugenie Stockmann, Co-operation Housing

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Protecting and Nurturing our Affected Commons

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Join us for a discussion about the 'invisible commons', created by the processes of people working together.

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New Economy Builders #7 – Galactic Cooperative

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

More democratic organisations such as cooperatives are important building blocks for the new economy movement.

In this NE Builders session we heard from Kate Biondo from Galactic® Co-operative - a WA-based, socially responsible, worker-owned technology business which provides advanced technical expertise across multiple industries.

Hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

A Commons Response to the Pandemic

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online


Catch up on this important discussion about how supporting the commons can strengthen community responses to the pandemic.

For more information, watch the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #6 – Repair Lab

Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Arts & Culture in the New Economy

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

It's time for a new vision and narrative for Arts & Culture in Australia - and NENA can play a part in building this new narrative, and strengthening the arts sector for the benefit of our society and all creatives.

New Economy Builders #5 – IDEA Academy

Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Communicating about the New Economy

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

NENA Narrative Hub co-convenors, Chris Riedy and Michelle Maloney, facilitated this discussion about how we can most effectively communicate about the new economy in Australia.



New Economy Builders #4 – Allan ‘Big Al’ Connolly, Kommuniti

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Localisation – how Australia can build strong local economies: lessons from around the world

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online


Helena Norberg Hodge, Local Futures/Economics of Happiness, in conversation with Dr Michelle Maloney, Co-Founder of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA).

For more information, see the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

Human Health in a Wellbeing Economy

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Health Hub is pleased to invite you to an important discussion about human health systems in a wellbeing economy.

For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #2 – Jimmy Murphy, Town Team Movement

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Webinar by NENA Perth Hub

Building A Participatory Democracy – Hunter & Central Coast

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Webinar by NENA Newcastle/Hunter Hub

Participatory democracy, collaboration and community led approaches offer a more democratic, just and empowering way of making these decisions and building this future. We want to bring people, communities, organisations, business, sector and government together to develop strong relationships and collective responses.

Australia reMADE

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Join Dr Millie Rooney and Louise Tarrant to find out about the Australia reMADE initiative, and how it connects to building a new economy for Australia.
For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #1 – Ian McBurney, bhive, Bendigo

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Innovative economies for the Northern Territory

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Hosted by the NENA NT Hub

Watch this webinar hosted by the NENA Northern Territory Hub and Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT) that discusses alternatives to the 'business as usual' economic system, and outlines innovative economic initiatives being developed in the Northern Territory.
For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

Powerpoint presentations:

What role for ‘degrowth’ in a COVID19 world?

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

This webinar is part of NENA’s World Degrowth Day events

Join us as we explore the meaning and relevance of degrowth in a COVID19 affected world.
For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

Powerpoint presentations:

  • Ana Poças, Dutch Degrowth Platform - Degrowth, an Introduction
  • Anitra Nelson, University of Melbourne
  • Michelle Maloney, NENA and AELA

Futures thinking for a sustainable economic future

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)

An update from the International Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WeALL)

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)

Speakers: Katherine Trebeck will give an introduction to the origins of WeALL, its current activities and its vision for a socially just economic future.  Katherine and Michelle Maloney (NENA Director) will then discuss ways that NENA members can get involved in WeALL.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how can we get involved?

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers:

  • Joel Orchard, CSA Australia New Zealand and Future Farmers
  • Randal Breen, Farmer/Owner, Echo Valley Farm, Goomburra Valley QLD

** WATCH THE WEBINAR ZOOM RECORDING

Visit NENA's Food Hub

“Green New Deal” and its relevance in Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers:

Tim Hollo, Green Institute and Prof. Bronwen Morgan, UNSW.

** WATCH THE WEBINAR ZOOM RECORDING

Post-extractivism: how do we move beyond mining?

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)