Thanks to everyone who attended our Statewide Local Steps Towards Global Goals workshops and helped make them a fantastic success. We have received very positive feedback and interest from the media, and look forward to working with you all again in the future. You can see a summary of our presenters (and their contact details) here and please let us know if you would like to make contact with other people from the workshop and we’ll try to put you in touch.
Thanks Jen Dollin for coming to Tasmania to share your insights. Thanks also to all of our presenters. Your contributions were valuable and helped encourage us all to dream up collaborations and ways to embed the UN SDGs in our teaching and training.
Thanks to Launceston Church Grammar School for being so supportive of our network. Thank you for the venue and all the time your staff provided to make this event such a success. Thanks also to Katrina Miller from Port Dalrymple School, and to students Samantha, Charlotte for sharing with us an Aboriginal technique for making string. Cultural well being in the classroom is extending out to workshops!
Thanks to the Burnie crew who met for dinner and a laugh at the end of the workshops.
Thanks to the Sustainability Learning Centre for hosting us in Hobart. What a beautiful venue you have.
People worked on a range of hypothetical collaborations covering subjects including:
- Textiles in Tasmania (reducing and reusing cloth)
- Food and nutrition (leading with pleasure)
- Social sustainability
- Kitchen gardens in schools (bench-marking best practice)
- Place based nature activity (developing capacity)
- Bee health and pollination on the farm (National Pollinator Week – November)
- Biodiversity protection (tackling cats and engaging students)
Collaborations are powerful:
- Take risks together
- Always be kind
- Ready, fire, aim
- Impact not outputs