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A great presentation – use visuals!

Posted by  admin —November 30, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Lessons from C500

I have been ranting about the use of visual images to support a story, key messages or to communicate your ‘thing’ to others. Here is a 4 minute presentation by Andy Hobsbawm that has a number of great features: Great use of visual images to support his story – notice his slides contain no words (they don’t need to!) His presentation has 1 core premise and everything hangs if it … the use of creative stuff is needed to inspire people to act in certain ways He also uses a short video to reinforce his idea (that he sells very …

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It takes a ‘field’ to hold a ‘field’ – Progress toward community sustainability

Posted by  admin —November 18, 2008
Filed in Leadership, Lessons from C500, Sustainability

I rarely write long blog posts, but something has happened in my home Shire in 2008 that I must share with you! It relates to sustainability … community capacity … government and NGO partnerships … and a project team willing to allow direction and activities to emerge over time. It’s an exciting story with even greater possibilities for the future. This story also relates to the lessons our team learned in staging the Castlemaine 500 project. Last weekend I had the privilege of co-facilitating a sustainable transport workshop with participants in the Surf Coast Shire’s Casuarina project. In 2008, an …

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Lessons from C500 – A Behaviour Change Pilot Project

Posted by  admin —November 17, 2008
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Lessons from C500, Uncategorized

After a couple of weeks in the blogging wilderness … I’m back! And I have a whole treasure trove of stuff to write about and explore with you. I have just finished a project called Castlemaine 500. In a nutshell, it was a community behaviour change project that sought to assist 500 households to reduce their household energy consumption by 15 to 30%. Our approach was to work directly with people in workshops and in their homes, provide information and facilitate the develoment of energy action plans. We worked with partners such as builders and hardware stores and ran a …

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