Achieving sustainability in a globalised world - what role for environmentalists

July 11, 2001

Achieving sustainability in a globalised world
- what role for environmentalists?
A National Conference, hosted by the state and
national community environment organisations*

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2001
University of Melbourne

The local and the global are merging. What are our roles as environmentalists in this changing environment? And what is genuine
sustainability anyway?

If you are protesting in the streets, hassling your local government, in partnership for a better environment, or deeply concerned and want to be
more effective, this conference is for you.

It is your conference

The conference will use the exciting 'open space' process to engage you - as much as you want to be - on the topics you want to talk about. You are the expert: it is your experience, your needs, your questions, your distress, your achievements and your passion that counts.

People invited

  • overseas participants to help us 'put a face on globalisation';
  • elders to help us reflect on where we have come from;
  • young people to help us see what we have to do;
  • trainers to improve our skills: using the media, avoiding burn-out, campaign planning, mentoring, roles of boards, bringing about a learning culture.

Costs including all food and celebratory dinner:

  • un-waged $50 (limit of 40% of places), 
  • part-wage or employee of community environment organisation $110 (limit of 40% of places),
  • full wage $220.

1. On the web site: (after July 13)
2. Email: register @ (after July 13)
3. Snail mail NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 340 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065
4. Ring your local conservation council:

ACT (02)6247 7808; NSW (02)9279 2466; NT (08)8981 1984; Qld (07)3221 0188;
SA (08)8223 5155; Tas (03)6234 3552; Vic (03)9348 9044; WA (08)9420 7266

* FoE, Greenpeace, TWS, ACF. NPAC, AMCS, Environs Kimberley, CAFNEC/NQCC, conservation councils/ environment centres of ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA.