Equanimity

Local sustainability

Active Interests

Below are some change-agent activities that I am or have been involved in, created or support materially or otherwise. Equanimity has helped release me (and to some extent my housemates) from the treadmill of full time work. This allows time for improving ourselves and the community. Some of these campaigns end, others continue and evolve. The main theme is sustainability, social well-being and resolving root-causes to systemic problems rather than band-aid charity work:

SPELLING CHANGE

Start spelling more intuitively, confidently and independently by becoming an informed spelling change-maker.

FIXED CALENDAR

Start using a simpler, perrenial calendar using my non-digital conversion table.

SOUTHERN BRISBANE SUBURBAN FORUM

An initiative by my neighbor Max Hooper to provide a pan-suburban platform for locals to be better heard by decision-makers.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS

Submissions to city council development plans.

GENDER NEUTRAL IT

No offense is intended by the use of this pronoun. As a language change-maker, I seek to alter the inanimate connotation of the word.

DUTCH HOUSES HERITAGE LISTING

My application to heritage list 3 Dutch Houses in Coopers Plains and Sunnybank.

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Our efforts to keep this property developer to their advertised sustainability; combating greenwash and growing food at the same time.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY

Keeping the neighbourhood clean

COOPERS PLAINS SHOPS

My efforts to contribute to the morale and make-over of this little retail complex.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY

See Equanimity’s 2016 Open Day (one of several) in this annual event hosted by Renew (formerly Alternative Technology Association).

DIGITAL COIN and MUTUAL CREDIT ON HOLOCHAIN

See how a fair money system can be digitized.

BrisLETS (President 2016-2019)

My 3 years leading the local LETS incorporated association.

BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS

My volunteering with this ground-breaking program to make Australia carbon neutral. LISTEN to Simon ask, as a volunteer, a hard-hitting question about optimistic modelling at the Launch of the Electric Vehicle Report Q&A (fast-forward to 1:40:30)

TOLLING CHALLENGE

Transurban, the US-based company that runs our city’s road and bridge tolling systems, makes pricing difficult to find, but paying easy.

THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT

A brief history of the Brisbane Chapter by one of its co-founders – the only one to remain involved for its 10 year existence.

QUEENSLAND 30 YEAR PLAN

Submissions by me on behalf of 13 other Brisbanites, my attendance at the Brisbane Summit and report on the final communique.

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