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 The Next Wave of Innovation Speaker Series 

Hunter Lovins returns to Australia in 2005

This tour provided the opportunity to continue to develop the relations and partnerships formed as part of the 2004 tour and to engage with a new round of leaders in sustainability across the Country. The focus was on regional areas and Hunter traveled to the Central Coast (Gosford), Sydney, Ballina, Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, Melbourne, Currumbin Valley, Brisbane, Townsville, Canberra and of course Alice Springs.

The focus of the 2005 tour was the idea of 'Sustainable Business Practice', looking at a program co-developed by TNEP and Hunters team at Natural Capitalism Inc to operationally assist organisations to transition towards sustainability, while highlighting the role of government and civil society. This material is part of Hunter's teachings at Presidio World College, offering the first accredited MBA program in Sustainable Management.

Hunter undertook a series of public lectures from audiences of 1000 in Townsville to small groups in Gosford. Hunter was able to meet with and talk to a range of people active in implementing natural capitalism using various strategies.

Hunter Lovins promotes 'The Natural Advantage of Nations' during 1 hour live broadcast to the National Press Club on the ABC! First Broadcast on the 6th of April 2005 and re-played on the 18th of January 2006.

Back: Tim and Angela Smith, Hunter, Sarah Chapman and her family members Peter Chapman and Rae Mann and Stacey Hargroves

Front: Charlie Hargroves, Cheryl Paten, Nick Palousis and Michael Smith

Celebrating the Telstra Address at the National Press Club

 

       

Hunter presenting the Telstra Address Live at the National Press Club to a full house.

 

Charlie and Hunter signing books

along the way...

 

Hunter being interviewed 

for the 7:30 Report.

Past President of Engineers Australia,

Doug Jones presenting Hunter

with a gift.

 

 

 

Current President of Engineers

Australia, Andrew Downing,

Julie Armstrong and Hunter

in the National Office of

Engineers Australia.

Hunter and Charlie participating in

the first meeting of the Engineers

Australia Presidents Taskforce

on Sustainable Engineering.

 

Hunter talking to participants at the

2005 Central Coast Sustainable

Business Conference.

(Special thank you to Nicole Croker.)

Hunter taking some well earned

time to have a drink and chat

with green architect Mick Pearce.

 

Hunter meeting with residents of

Byron Bay at the home of Ian Oelrichs,

of Break of Day Investments.