I have had a busy time of late, 24 gigs in 24 weeks, well almost. Some of my recent workshops have included the "Active Transport Workshops" in Bendigo for business and schools, the second "Mount Alexander Sustainability and Environment Roundtable" in Castlemaine and the "Community Sustainability Leaders Graduation MC" in Melbourne.
I was overwhelmed and also more than a little excited when I received this bit of feedback after the Darebin and Banyule Sustainability Leaders Graduation evening. Connecting with each other on a human level has a massively overlooked and underrated effect on behaviour change. This is why I love my job...
“You allowed us to connect on an emotional level which is not normally something we do or strive to do at council workshops - but in doing so, we really cemented the ties between us, the reasons we do what we do, what we have in common and are striving for. We realised that we are all in this together.”
— Samantha Green, Sustainable Communities Officer, City of Darebin, 2014