Perth, I’ve been here a week, and it’s been a time of clarification. I’ve realised with the trip, how broad the topic is, I’ve set out upon to look at. While here I’ve met with a number of people, and each time being asked what I’m actually looking into. My answer is becoming less garbled each time around, though it’s still not quite clear to me. I made the topics of investigation broad on purpose. As I was discussing with Helen today, I don’t want to answer any particular question, this is more a trip for collecting snapshots, stories and experiences, relating to what is happening around Australia. It’s not meant to be in depth or definitive. The selection of projects has little direction, their selection seeming scattered and arbitrary at times, basically because they are. I have no reputation, area of expertise, funding bodies to report to, or work within their framework. This really is a personal journey, that to get credit for the course, I’m allowing all of you into. Till now I’ve been slow to upload new material to the blog. Whether people have noticed this or not, I’ve felt a pressure that I should be continually be supplying new material, but also want it to be of a high grade, and engaging.
However I think from now I’ll be taking the layman’s approach. Because that is what this is. It’s a journey to discover what’s happening about the place, and also how to communicate with people.
This blog, is a place where I hope people will comment, with agreement or disagreement, add in their own 2c, word of advice, or pick up a bit that they weren’t aware of before. One thing I’ve found out already, is that there are a lot of people, like me, interested in all this sustainability guff, but not exactly sure what it is all about. It’s the hot topic of the moment, but not a lot, (maybe no one) knows what this actually entails, or means for how we live and will live into the future. One thing though, people are taking notice that change needs to happen, and they want to find out how.