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Old habits die hard?

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote,
Melbourne 3070
Explore nature, creativity and our increasing disconnection from the natural world.

Write your way to success

Dr Lucie Bland (Founder, Academic Editing & Coaching Institute)
Want to turn the blank page into your best friend? Psychology might be the key to writing and creativity. Discover evidence-based techniques to beat writer’s block and become an idea-generating machine.

Dr Lucie Bland is a former biologist turned editor and writing coach. Her passion is helping scientists get published. She has written a book and more than 30 research articles, but she’s much prouder of the dozens of authors she’s supported.

How to break up with plastics

Kim Borg (Doctoral Researcher/Research Fellow, Monash University)
The way we use and dispose of plastic has become a problem. Product bans are one option, but the key to phasing out our reliance on single-use plastic products is to change the norm. Behavioural science can offer a path to curb our plastic use.

Kim Borg is a hybrid student and professional researcher at BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University with a ten year career history in social research, three years specialising in behaviour change, and a year studying plastics & behaviour.

The tonic of wilderness

Chris McCormack (Managing Director, Remember The Wild)
Our relationship with nature has changed dramatically in recent times as humans become increasingly disconnected from the natural world. What does this mean for our health and wellbeing, and for our capacity to care for and protect the environment?

Chris McCormack grew up chasing birds and playing with spiders. He has a masters in Zoology and will soon be undertaking a PhD in environmental behaviour change. He is the Managing Director of Remember The Wild, Australia's first nature connection charity.