“The Tools of Sustainability” Tour Overview

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Frank De Jong – Tools of Sustainability Tour
July 13 – Aug 3
Melbourne – Sydney – Auckland – Full Tour Itinerary

Frank De Jong, leader of the Ontario Greens (Canada), will be touring to discuss and demonstrate the economic tools the planet so desperately needs. Frank has a long history of campaigning, having competed in 12 Canadian elections over 20 years. He is renowned in Canada for having coined the term ‘the invisible green hand’ of market forces.

Frank will bring to audiences a positive message on how we can stay ahead of the greenwashing brigade. What are the latest sustainability trends in the Northern Hemisphere? How can we lobby for more environmentally efficient economic policy? Isn’t that true conservatism?

Beyond economic theory, Frank loves getting his hands dirty, having led protests against the largest nuclear power station in North America (Darlington), been arrested in Northern Ontario’s old growth forests and cycled through much of Canada.

Frank is an engaging speaker, making economics easy to understand.


Sat July 14th, National Greens Convention*
Tues 17th, “Speculating on the Earth’s Future”, Whitehorse Greens, Place: Meeting Room 1, Box Hill Library (Entrance just to left of main library entrance in Whitehorse Rd), 7.30pm
Wed 18th, “Costing the Earth”, Selby Community House, Wombalana Rd (Enter Charles St) MEL 75 K11, 7pm
Thurs 19th, “Return to the Source: Preventative Policy”, Federal Campaign launch for Priya Carey, Candidate for Batman, Northcote Townhall, High St, 7pm
Fri 20th, “The Invisible Green Hand versus the Time Famine”, True Cost Economics Forum, Swanston Hall (Melb Town Hall), corner Swanston & Collins St, 9.15 – 1pm
Fri 20th, “International Wedge Politics”, Melbourne Greens, CII Restaurant, 470 Little Collins St, Melb
Sun 22nd, “Campaigning on Climate Change: A Canadian Perspective”, Sydney Greens, Venue TBA, 2pm
Tues 24th, “Climate of Change – Warming to Green Economics”, Warnambool Greens, Regal Cafe, Timor St ($10 p/h for a curry plate), 6.30pm
Wed 25th, “Economic Rent – Where’s our Money spent?”, Earthsharing Australia, Level One, 27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, 6.30pm
Thurs 26th, “Combatting Greenwash Locally – Is less bad good enough?” (PDF 93kb), VLGA, 60L Building, Leceister St, Carlton, 7-9pm
Mon 30th, “Will Carbon Trading save the day?”, Auckland Greens, Wellpark Naturopathic College, 7 Francis Street, NZ, 7.30pm

Frank’s Biography (PDF 420KB)

All talks are free, RSVP appreciated

*(Green Members only)

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