Holistic local sustainability; food, water, energy, money, people
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:
The people of Australia give their Federal government permission to abandon Big Australia.
Start spelling more intuitively, confidently and independently by becoming an informed spelling change-maker.
Start using a simpler, perrenial calendar using my non-digital conversion table.
My work at the neighbourhood community garden and historic Dutch Houses in Coopers Plains and Sunnybank.
Submissions to city council development plans.
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.
An initiative by my neighbor Max Hooper to provide a pan-suburban platform for locals to be better heard by decision-makers.
Keeping the neighbourhood clean
My efforts to contribute to the morale and make-over of this little retail complex.
See Equanimity’s 2016 Open Day (one of several) in this annual event hosted by Renew (formerly Alternative Technology Association).
See how a fair money system can be digitized.
My 3 years leading the local LETS incorporated association.
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)
Transurban, the US-based company that runs our city’s road and bridge tolling systems, makes pricing difficult to find, but paying easy. For information about my challenge to Brisbane’s toll operators’ failure to clearly sign their prices at toll entrances, please visit the Facebook Page, Toll Cos Show Me The Money.
A brief history of the Brisbane Chapter by one of its co-founders – the only one to remain involved for its 10 year existence.
Submissions by me on behalf of 13 other Brisbanites, my attendance at the Brisbane Summit and report on the final communique.