An open discussion to address everyday sustainability challenges and present positive and accessible opportunities for change.
With the intention of progressing dialogue and encouraging action, this workshop will be a place to ask questions, solve problems and share experiences to help each participant develop their own individual trajectory towards sustainability. While key focus areas will include resource efficiency, responsible consumption and systems thinking, this will be an open discussion, with participants encouraged to raise the topics most important to them.
The session will start with an introductory and participatory talk on sustainability, building an understanding of the scale of challenges, laying out ways of reconciling social and environmental perspectives and presenting current examples of what positive change does and can look like.
After a pause and time for questions, we will then break into a series of workshops to explore personal perspectives and collectively develop our thinking about sustainability. These will seek to help crystallise participants' own unique perspective and approach to sustainability and address pressing challenges by sharing ideas and solutions.
Who is James Endean?
James is a young sustainability professional who is passionate about the environment and committed to tackling the complex and connected challenges facing the world. Raised on the principles of Permaculture, James studied his Bachelor’s in the fields of environmental science and governance and recently completed a Master of Sustainability. He has experience working in resource efficiency, carbon reporting and sustainability analytics in both the public and private sectors. His proactive and progressive approach to sustainability allows him to look beyond current political and corporate norms and work towards a positive and enlightened future.
- Gain an insight into the connected systems that shape the modern world
- Identify tangible ways to influence change and seek alternatives and solutions to everyday sustainability challenges
- Develop an improved understanding of individual impacts and ways of thinking sustainably
- An honest platform to discuss key concerns and future threats
- The opportunity to ask questions and discuss solutions to shared challenges
- Support in identifying goals for improvement
- A way of taking notes and recording ideas. Questions about sustainable living. A desire to contribute and explore solutions to personal challenges.
All are welcome
Vendor since 2017
Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.
Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.
The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.
Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.
We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.
You can send us an email prior to class firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a heads up at the start of class.
We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!