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Greening Marion is a trial project to help us work together for greener, more sustainable suburbs
Are you involved in a greening activity in Park Holme, Oaklands Park and/or Marion? We want to hear from you.
Green yards, streets and neighbourhoods are good for us, and our suburban wildlife. We love and need our green spaces, but the concrete keeps coming, the trees keep disappearing and our cities are getting hotter, drier and greyer.
Greening Marion will trial a new, collaborative approach to tackle this using a Wicked Lab.
We’ll look at:
Together we’ll form a network, picture what greener, more sustainable suburbs would look like, and get moving to make it happen.
Anyone who is involved in a greening activity that happens in, or relates to, the suburbs of Park Holme, Marion and/or Oaklands Park can take part, where the activity is delivered as part of:
Greening activities might include:
Activities can be local or part of a larger project..
Take part in Greening Marion to:
Talk to us about your greening activity and the role(s) it plays, so that we can ‘map’ how it fits within the wider network. (One hour conversation, plus potential follow up)
Identify new opportunities
Consider the ‘mapping’ and how your efforts fit within the big picture. What new opportunities exist?
Take part in an action workshop to meet others from the network, explore what greener and more sustainable suburbs means to you, and get moving on creating this future together.
An end of project summary will illustrate the network, future opportunities for working together, and project learnings.
The trial will focus on greening activities that happen in, or relate to, the suburbs of Park Holme, Marion and/or Oaklands Park.
This area was selected for the trial as it has:
Greening Marion will trial a Systemic Innovation Lab. This is a collaborative process that helps to address complex problems like climate change, obesity and poverty.
The focus is on activities that are already happening to address a complex problem within a geographical area. It supports the people, groups and organisations who are doing the work (the system) to work more cohesively and effectively, and come up with new ideas. It does this by helping people to:
It also recognises that while governments play a key role in supporting change, it’s the people within the system who are instrumental in choosing what changes actually occur – through their decisions about their own initiatives and collaborations.
The Systemic Innovation Lab will be delivered using a process developed by Wicked Lab, a South Australian social enterprise.
The lab will involve creating a ‘map’ of greening activities relating to Park Holme, Marion and/or Oaklands Park.
What makes this ‘map’ different, is that it’s more like a large chart which shows the different types of features (or characteristics) each activity has. For example, it will show which activities do things like:
Rebecca Neumann, City of Marion or Tania Macdonald, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges.
Once registered, they will be in touch to make a time to talk about your activity.
Don’t have an activity, but want to stay informed?
Email Tania Mcdonald to receive project updates. You can also email Rebecca Neumann and ask to join the Green Thymes e-newsletter mailing list.