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Econome Bus Tour

Time: November 10, 2013 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Centre for Social Change
Street: 969 Ann St
City/Town: Fortitude Valley
Website or Map: http://startsomegood.com/Vent…
Event Type: tour
Organized By: Centre for Social Change / The GOODNESS Inc
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2013

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If we are to enjoy a socially and environmentally sustainable future, our current economic system needs to change. But to what? What could a thriving economy with the wellbeing of people and the planet at its core look like? And how would it work?

We don’t need a crystal ball or to travel far to find out, as there are already so many examples of this new economy right here on our door step!

In partnership with The Goodness Inc, the Centre for Social Change is organising a day-long tour to visit a range of enterprises that provide us with clues and insights to a fairer and more sustainable economy. These enterprises are tackling some of the most important issues we face, including food production, waste management, social inclusion and energy production.

The tour will begin at the Centre for Social Change in the Valley with an overview of some of the innovative economic systems already operating around South East Queensland and then followed with visits to a range of enterprises leading the way in building a new economy including: 

- An urban agriculture initiative

- A sustainable industrial park

- An innovative waste management organisation

- A renewable energy provider right here in the city

The bus tour is part of the Change Makers Festival  1st to 10th of November 2013 and is being crowd-funded to raise enough funds to bring it to life. A pledge of $30 towards this event will earn a seat on the bus and a delicious local lunch.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 6, 2013 at 22:10

Driving to town is not an option really - even less is driving at night. We did know that we'd be cutting ourselves out of some things we might otherwise want to do when we moved out of town. The benefits of living away from the city balance that out. Just now and then I wish I lived closer ...

Comment by Farina Murray on September 6, 2013 at 20:08

It's really exciting Elaine! There are so many incredible things happening right here around us, it's seems that part of the solution is simply connecting and sharing with others as BLF members do so well.

Shame you can't make it - there is a small amount of parking behind the Centre if that would help swing your decision... :)

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 6, 2013 at 17:23

Sounds amazing! Would love to come - such a heartening type of tour, beats the heck out of people selling stuff. Getting into the Valley and then getting back home is a challenge too far for us though :-(

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