Green Steps

Green Steps is a program of the Monash Sustainability Institute providing practical, action based training on sustainability. They have two main training programs Green Steps (students) and Green Steps @ Work.

Green Steps (students) is coming to Newcastle Uni in April/May 2011. The program involves 30 hours of workshops (over two weekends) and an internerships/work placement. The training includes

  1. Environmental issues and responses: such as waste, energy and water, and an understanding of organisational responses to environmental issues.
  2. Environmental auditing: an introduction to waste, energy, water auditing, and conducting staff interviews and surveys.
  3. Project planning and management: action plan design, problem map creation and creative solution development.
  4. Communication for change: effective communication to foster change within organisations, including professional presentation and report-writing, compiling promotional materials, constructing coherent arguments and negotiation skills.
  5. Behavioural change management: understanding the role of the change agent, personal and organisational drivers, behavioural change theory and practice.

Green Steps @ Work will be in Sydney in July and covers similar ground to the students program but includes a workbased project rather than an internship.

The students program is very popular and applications close in March. The work program costs $1,800 + GST although independently-funded and not-for-profit organisation rates can be negotiated.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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