Dumbo Feather
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Vital Planet Launches on the Web


Thursday, 5th February 2009 at 2:06 pm
Staff Reporter
January sees the launch of a new Not for Profit called Vital Planet, which aims to inspire and challenge people to work towards a more sustainable future.

Thursday, 5th February 2009
at 2:06 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Vital Planet Launches on the Web
Thursday, 5th February 2009 at 2:06 pm

January sees the launch of a new Not for Profit called Vital Planet, which aims to inspire and challenge people to work towards a more sustainable future.

According to its founder Cathie Agg, Vital Planet provides a platform for outstanding people who demonstrate leadership and/or offer solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future for humanity and the natural world.

An independent Not for Profit organisation, Vital Planet showcases prominent role models and unsung heroes, who are examples for others to follow.

Agg says the website provides interviews with outstanding people who are contributing to sustainability – the shining lights, role models whose message and inspiration is so often clouded by agendas from industry and politicians.

Agg says there is too much at stake in terms of climate change, species destruction and resource depletion.

She says Vital Planet also invites the interviewees to nominate a dream/vision for the future and practical action steps whereby people can get involved to bring about positive change.

The interviews will be available at no charge from the website. To date we have recorded a wide range of interviews – with highly credible people who are leaders in their field: Jeff Kennett (Beyond Blue), Prof Ian Lowe (President, Aust Conservation Foundation), Dr Simon Longstaff (St James Ethics Centre), Arron Wood (‘Kids teaching kids’, 2007 Prime Minister’s Sustainability Award winner), Zara Swindells-Grosse (Humour in the Workplace), Prof David Karoly (climate scientist – with a plea for Aust to take urgent action now), and gardening guru Jamie Durie.

The interviews showcase their accomplishments and solutions to issues that they feel most strongly about.

Vital Planet’s guests are selected based on their contribution in one of the following critical areas:
– ENVIRONMENT and SCIENCE – Australia’s energy and water future, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture.
– WELLBEING and FULFILMENT – Personal sustainability, values and ethics, fulfilment and contentment in a modern world, health, community.
– SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – Fast-changing consumer climate, sustainable business models, climate change risk reduction and adaptation.

Cathie Agg says it is her conviction that if enough voices are raised and enough collaboration mobilised, the resulting creativity will become a tangible force for change, hence her motto: ‘One world, many voices’.

Prior to their interview, Vital Planet guests are invited to nominate a dream for the future – a practical goal and action steps that include opportunities for the public and organisations to collaborate.

Agg says the aim is for a monetary prize to be awarded each year to the most actionable and inspiring dream, as judged by Vital Planet and the general public. These funds will be made available for use by the winner to assist with their dream becoming a reality, and they are given the title of ‘Planetary Ambassador’.

Check out the website at www.vitalplanet.com.au




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Not For Profits,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Giving in Australia: Why and How Australians Support Not For Profits

Ashley Fell

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 5:35 pm

Four Reasons to Work with NFPs (and Five Ways to Do it)

Staff Reporter

Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at 3:16 pm

Learning for Purpose: Investing in People and Organisation Capability

Staff Reporter

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 at 4:20 pm

POPULAR

Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

Luke Michael

Monday, 16th September 2019 at 4:37 pm

Eight things you need to know about the future of legacy giving

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 12th September 2019 at 8:27 am

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 5:26 pm

Dumbo Feather
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
dumbofeather

Giveaway time! Simply enter your email for your chance to win a Limited Edition Gift Bundle from our friends at Dumbo Feather.

 Count me in 

You have Successfully Subscribed!