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  • Boonah Sustainability Workshop 2 Bringing Local Business and Economy Home
  • … . Thank you BSSB partners, supporters, funders, mentors, workshop participants
  • Bringing Local Business and Economy Home What we’ll explore tonight:
    • The local business and economic landscape in the community and region
    • Globalisation and localisation
    • Relationships and collaboration – beyond marketing to meaningful relationships
    • Sufficiency – living within our means
  • The local business and economic landscape in the community and the shire Let’s write our own story…
    • What’s coming down the line at you and your business – a mini map
    • What are our local/regional conditions and context – A SWOT discussion
    • Working with key guides and strategies:
    • - Boonah Rural Futures Plan
    • - Beaudesert Economic Development Plan
    • - Other?
    • Where are our local leverage points?
  • Globalisation and Localisation
    • Two potential pathways:
    • - Centralised globalised economy
    • - Localised, decentralised enterprise and community
    • The Greening of Globalisation
    • Benefits and pitfalls of globalisation and localisation for us and our region
  • Relationships and Collaboration
    • Business networks, colleagues and peers – building a local business community (alliances vs competition)
    • Staff, customers, guests, local government and beyond
  • Sufficiency – Living Within Our Means
    • The Earth’s carrying capacity – limited resources
    • Climate change and peak oil as drivers for change
    • The place of enterprise
    • Shifting economic pictures – from endless growth to stable state to
    • down powering
    • Quality of life and wellness are important measures too
  • Reflection and Action
    • What did you do over the past four weeks?
    • What will you bring your attention to over the next four weeks?
    • “ When human behaviour and climate go haywire together, it is a most disturbing thing – it breaks your heart and mind together. A long drought with a long war, shortage of water and not enough mercy, mad winds and mass mindedness – these things in unison can tear the plot right out of your grasp. This is how you lose the plot: the living coherent story about sanity and nature – the reliable narrative by which we cobble together some sense of ourselves and all that whirls around us.
    • … Life is strange enough at the best of times, and making sense of it is not easy. Sometimes, however, life’s absurdity is simply a gift that we might gladly and humbly accept – a form of holy communion…” Michael Leunig, Sept 2006