Another big audience of around 200 people filled the Greenhouse at the National Sustainable Living Festival for the final forum in the Regenerating Society Series, launching The Rescope Project.
Featuring globally renowned energy expert, Richard Heinberg, online from the USA, with Rescope Project Fellow, Josh Floyd, energy and psychology researcher, Dr Andrea Bunting, and host Anthony James.
The transition to renewable energy is essential, though not enough in itself to create a sustainable society. Why? And what do we need to do, individually and collectively, to create such a society?
Get more info at https://www.rescopeproject.org.au/our-renewable-future
Richard Heinberg is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, has authored scores of essays and articles, and appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour. He is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, and in 2012 was appointed to His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm initiative.
Josh Floyd is a researcher, speaker and consultant in energy, systems and societal futures. Josh started out as a mechanical engineer in the extractive metallurgy industry before moving into environmental education. He worked with Frank Fisher, developing and teaching the units Principles of Sustainability and Energy for the Future at Swinburne University's National Center for Sustainability. He is now the Rescope Project's Energy, Systems & Society Fellow, a Founding Partner with the Centre for Australian Foresight, and a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Futures.
Dr Andrea Bunting is a sustainable energy educator, consultant and researcher. Born in the brown coal fields of Victoria Andrea worked as a mechanical engineer before moving into engineering education. After undertaking a doctorate focusing on wind energy she and a colleague developed the Masters of Sustainable Energy at RMIT University. Andrea left engineering education in 2011 to study the psychological barriers to climate action. Today she spends her time as a grassroots climate activist and is involved with several climate groups. She is particularly interested in the everyday denial about the severity of climate change.
12 February 2017, Melbourne.