Author Archives: Jenni

About Jenni

I am interested in working with others to enhance the sustainability of human systems. My practice is to engage with people by drawing on their own ways of knowing and understanding. I orient people toward the “pull” of future intentions, rather than the blind "push" of past habits and "best practice". I encourage people to break out of their cognitive silos, to think laterally and to focus on the whole problem systemically in all its inter-disciplinary complexity. My practice works through the essential processes of innovation – mobilising resources, enrolling peers, engaging allies and building public support. This form of engineering practice is about manoeuvring, dissolving boundaries, always being in action, and recognising that function, congruence and transformation are emergent properties generated through active learning by doing.

What has being female got to do with living sustainably?

This presentation draws on newer understandings of what it is to be female, particularly dealing with change and the different responses that women have in their ‘tool-kit’ – for example tend-and-befriend as well as fight-or-flight. In the presentation I have … Continue reading

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The Power of Networks

This is another RSA YouTube video about a change in scientific thinking that has occurred that requires a shift in the way we think about the world.

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Complex adaptive systems

I have been listening to part of a lunchtime session, here in Melbourne Australia, on ABC Classic FM with Paul Ehrlich and was re-minded of the importance of people understanding complex adaptive systems.

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Through the eyes of women…’solutions’ to our sustainability predicament

Our innate (female) biological destiny, colors the lens through which we view and engage in the world. Our primary values are communication, connection, emotional sensitivity and responsiveness…just what we need to live more sustainable lives…

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The Conundrum – a must read

Recommended by Professor Frank Fisher along with Small is Beautiful and Silent Spring.

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More on “A Practice that Sustains” short course of my previous post

The Short Course – A Practice that Sustains will be running in the second half of 2012 at oases Graduate School Some practitioners promote resolving the “material” issues that we have i.e. water, energy and waste as the path to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Short Course in Melbourne – A Practice That Sustains

About the A Practice that Sustains course: This short course will provide you with an opportunity to not only reflect upon your present way of life, but also to envisage a future that is both feasible and desirable, and to plan … Continue reading

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