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  1. 1. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Livewell Yarra: using asset-based community development to build capacity for carbon reduction Darren Sharp Curtin Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) Psychology for a Safe Climate Conference 21st March 2015, Northcote Town Hall www.livewell.net.au
  2. 2. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Livewell Yarra is a community-based carbon reduction program commencing March 2015 in the City of Yarra. • It’s an action research project funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living & aims to help participants to reduce their carbon emissions and improve their wellbeing. 2 Background www.livewell.net.au
  3. 3. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • 5th March 2015 at Fitzroy Town Hall 3 Livewell Launch Mayor Vlahogiannis launches Livewell Yarra. Livewell’s colourful Carbon Mirandas!
  4. 4. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Livewell Yarra is the first Cluster • Form ‘decarb groups’: 6-12 people set goals & support • ‘Project groups’: collective action for carbon reduction • Participants have significant role in the work and decision- making involved in these activities. 4 The Livewell Model Livewell Yarra core team at monthly meeting Carlton Library.
  5. 5. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Use ‘reframing’ to encourage Livewell participants to see themselves as active citizens. 5 Objectives: Reframing
  6. 6. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Imagine alternative realms of possibility through ‘reframing’ (Gibson-Graham et al. 2013); • Reframe impact of low carbon communities & empower Livewell participants to see themselves as ‘active citizens’; • Reframe ‘community’ as important site of participation that is ‘scale-free’ & accessible to all based on existing strengths. 6 Reframing
  7. 7. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Use asset-based community development (ABCD) to mobilise the strengths of Livewell Yarra participants to take actions that reduce their carbon. 7 Objectives: ABCD
  8. 8. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • ABCD is a self-help approach: “helping people to help themselves” (Green & Haines 2008); • A strength-based tool to reveal hidden ‘assets’ of communities: individual capacities (gifts) + local connections + institutions; • ABCD capacity-building tool to mobilise these assets for taking action on carbon reduction. 8 Asset-based Community Development (ABCD)
  9. 9. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Gifts of the head • “I have some knowledge around…” Gifts of the heart “I am passionate about…” Gifts of the hands • “I know how to…” 9 Asset Mapping
  10. 10. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add 10 What the community needs… Deficit-based
  11. 11. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add 11 What the community has… Strengths-based
  12. 12. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add 1. Gifts of individuals; 2. Citizens associations & networks; 3. Local institutions & businesses; 4. Physical assets: land, buildings & infrastructure; 5. Economic assets: spending power & investment; 6. Community history, stories & pride. 12 Identify, Connect & Mobilise Assets
  13. 13. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • Use participatory co-design & social innovation to enable Livewell participants to take individual & collective action 13 Objectives: Participatory Co-design
  14. 14. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add • A collaborative form of social innovation to generate, test and refine ideas using rapid prototyping. • Use co-design as a method for Livewell participants to develop collective action projects for carbon reduction. • Examples might include a community garden, walking school bus or tool library. 14 Participatory Co-design
  15. 15. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Sunday 22nd March 2:00 – 5:30pm Mark Street Hall 1 Mark St North Fitzroy Wednesday 25th March 6:00 – 9:30pm Loughnan Hall 67-69 Coppin Street Richmond 15 Orientation Workshops Get Involved! • Join a decarb group • Start a project • Attend an event • Volunteer • Become a member • Fundraise • Spread the word
  16. 16. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add 16 Thank you Darren Sharp Doctoral Student, CUSP Livewell Project Officer darren@livewell.net.au Twitter: @dasharp www.livewell.net.au

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