Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group welcomes you to the inaugural forum of the "Wangaratta Sustainability Network" The speaker is Dr Barney Foran.
Interested in sustainability but not sure where to start?
Think global, act local and get involved with the Wangaratta Sustainability Network.
Find out more at our first Sustainability Forum on Thursday May 7th. The Forum is under the auspice of the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group.
Guest speaker Barney Foran from Beechworth will set the scene with his extensive knowledge of energy sustainability and Janette Outram will facilitate an Open Space session on future directions for the Wangaratta Sustainability Network. All welcome
For further information contact Rowan O’Hagan via contacts below.
For your information
Barney Foran has degrees in agriculture and ecology, which
led to professional eras spanning rangeland ecology, agricultural systems, environmental science and long term
analysis of Australia’s
physical economy. He led research teams in CSIRO’s Resource Futures group which produced long term analyses of Australia’s
physical economy focusing on human population (Future Dilemmas), marine fisheries (Fish Futures), land and water (Decision Points)
and a triple
bottom line analysis of the Australian economy (Balancing Act). His current work focuses on integrated solutions to Australia’s challenges of energy security and greenhouse mitigation. He is a research fellow at the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Institute of Land Water and Society at Charles Sturt University, and the Physics Department at Sydney University.
He now lives in regional Victoria and tends small forest blocks of blue gum and spotted gum.