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Ian McBurney - Sustainability Speaker, MC, Facilitator, Business Mentor, Educator.

Ian McBurney is an ecological sustainability practitioner who has inspired and enabled tens of thousands of people in business, government, schools and communities to move towards a better future.  He believes passionately that at this time in history, when every natural system is in decline, it is people and therefore culture change that will gift us a sustainable society. That society will be better for us in every way. We'll be more local and connected, happier, healthier, more profitable and more proud of who we are.
Thank-you and Last Chance! 
Preorder now and help publish Talking ecoLogical!
It's been an incredible few months of crowd funding. We have raised $6,060 of the $8,000 target in 40 days.
There are just 18 days and less than $2,000 to go!
We're so close! Help us over the line.
(1) Preorder your set of conversation building cards for the journey to organisational sustainability, follow the link to contribute to the Pozible crowd funding campaign
(2) "Like" Talking ecoLogical on Facebook to follow the journey or check out the cards, the funky video.  
(3) Use the social media buttons below to share the crowd funding site with your networks. 
“Talking ecoLogical is Truly Brilliant”
— Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur & author, 2012
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Head to the Pozible crowd funding site now

Sustainability Speaker

I individually tailor a presentation that inspires, challenges and enables change for sustainability

“Ian is brilliant. I just can’t stop listening to him.”
— Matt White, Assistant Environmental Engagement Officer, Hobsons Bay City Council, 2013

Recent speaking events:
  • Nature Hit Presentation and Change Practice Presentation at the Hobsons Bay "Sustainability Leaders" workshop.
  • Change Practice Presentation at two DEPI Victorian Adaptation Sustainability Partnerships (VASP) workshops in Bendigo and Benalla.
  • Golden City Support Services Annual Planning Retreat.

Facilitator & MC

On time, on message, participatory, heaps of fun, great outcomes and created with your team.

Recent events include the "Connecting Greater Bendigo Challenge" for the City of Greater Bendigo Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy and the "DEPI VAS Partnership Gathering" in Bendigo.

“I nearly didn’t come because I didn’t think I had any skills to share, but because we had such a good facilitator, I realised I do.”
— Denice Perryman, Friends of Skeleton Creek, 2013

Business Mentor Program

Thirteen years of successful business sustainability change practice. We improve your business.

This year I'm helping the St. John of God Hospital 3G Green Team to reduce waste by half, saving money. We'll need a new waste system implemented throughout the hospital and to inspire staff, patients and visitors to participate. Stay tuned for an update. 

Sustainability Workshops

In August, I facilitated the Hobsons Bay 'Sustainability Leaders" Workshop with 17 inspiring local sustainability leaders from community conservation, transition and environment groups. We had a brilliant two days of learning, sharing, creating and inspiring. 

“Thanks for facilitating our Sustainability Leaders workshop. You were awesome, as always! Thanks for the motivation, inspiration, energy, words of wisdom, being so thought provoking & keeping the folks interested & involved the whole way through.”
— Jen McQueeney, Environmental Engagement Officer, City of Hobsons Bay, 2013

Workshops I can deliver for you ... Just ask :-)
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Change, 
  • Ecological Sustainability Leaders, 
  • Green Team Professional Development, 
  • Leadership and Change Practice, 
  • Presentation and Speaking Skills,
  • Nature Based Activities,
  • Enabling Change,
  • Environmental Education Professional Development,
  • Climate Change, Waste, Water and Energy and Biodiversity, Community Development,
  • Community Sustainability Practitioner Professional Development,
  • Sustainability Street Approach Train the Mentor.

What is Ian Thinking? 
Four recent blog posts to get you thinking about sustainability and change: 

My 2008 Climate Change Blog Revisited

Nature: Our Health and Economic Inspiration

The Business Costs of Waste and Pollution

Eliminating the Concept of Waste
Coming Really Soon! The Sustainability Street book for iPad
"A new reason to be neighbours", which just might be the most powerful community sustainability approach on the planet. After ten years and 200 communities, we're now writing an SSA iPad book to bring the approach to the world. We publish this week!
I had great fun on Sunday as the MC for the Quarry Hill Primary School Fair. What a day of fun, fair weather and fantastic fundraising. Such a wonderful community!
Ian's top 3 sustainability articles on the web:

George Monbiot's book "Feral" offers a brilliant, controversial and exciting vision for the rewilding of the planet. His TED talk went online today.

In a few weeks, the next International Panel on Climate Change Report will be released on the science. Things are not looking good - our governments are failing us. Here are some huge leaked lines from the report.

A Guardian article on a UN Study showing the distance business still has to go towards sustainability.
Introductory Business Sustainability Workshop
What are we doing well? How can our business benefit? How do we change?
A two-hour, thought provoking, deep thinking, participatory session that will either kick-start your journey into the new economy, or enable you to evaluate progress.
$660! Book Now
The BSG rocks.
Get on board
Join the BSG and help change the world around you, for a "diverse, inspired, connected, ecologically effective and delightful Bendigo." In 2007, I helped set up the BSG. In 2013, it's still going strong. There are many events coming up: Sustainable House Day, The Community Sustainability Awards, Sustainable Living Workshops and more.
See you this Spring!
A final word on Talking ecoLogical
Talking ecoLogical is the first conversation building card set to support the journey to ecological sustainability. Created with Innovative Resources, there are 37 cards in four suits: Imagining the Future, our Challenges, Processes of Change and Elements of Identity. The cards are finished and ready to print, which is where the crowd funding campaign comes in. We need to raise a further $1990 to reach the $8000 target and print the first run.
Preorder Talking ecoLogical Now
Hi folks, Nick Auden was a teammate of mine at the Fitzroy Football Club in the amateurs. He's a great fella with a gorgeous young family.  He has stage 4 Melanoma and needs compassionate access to a trial drug that could save his life. Check out his website, sign his petition and share widely.
"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
- Jane Goodall
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