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Join us for afternoon tea at 3pm AEST Thursday 20 July as we hear from Tweed Shire Council as they co-present with Griffith University and discuss their recent work to understand community attitudes to climate change and appetite for climate action.
The Climate Ready Tweed project involved education in schools, a community Eco Fest, follow up interviews, a detailed community survey and community co-design workshops.
Join the session to hear more about the project, its findings and next steps.
Our Afternoon Tea Q&As run for half an hour, every second Thursday at 3pm AEST. We’d love you to join us!
Please contact [email protected] with any questions
Program Leader Climate Change & Sustainability
Debbie has been with Tweed Shire Council as their Program Leader – Climate Change & Sustainability for 10 years. Prior to that she has worked in environmental policy roles in NSW and VIC state governments, the National Highways agency in New Zealand and in the finance and consulting sectors. Outside of work and family life, she loves vintage op shopping and being in her vege garden.
Research Fellow, Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University
Melissa is a ‘pracademic’ and transdisciplinary research fellow with Griffith’s Climate Action Beacon, and has almost 20 years experience in government energy utilities, consulting and applied sustainability research. Melissa’s research contributes to practical outcomes and social change in the fields of community climate resilience, working at the nexus of climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development. Her research often employs applications of collaborative learning and dialogue, co-design, systemic thinking, futures thinking and community development-oriented methods, and aims to strengthen capacity of research partners to embed research knowledge into practice. This includes in regional and remote, Indigenous and developing community contexts. Melissa is passionate about all things ‘nature’ and loves outdoor activities like camping, surfing, hiking, mountain biking.