The Natural Edge Project would like to thank the
following groups and individuals for making the
development of this publication possible. First
a special thank you must go to our families; in
particular Stacey Hargroves, Tim and Angela Smith,
Scott Paten, Theo and Maria Palousis, Elizabeth
Sutton, Dianne James, Judy and Bhaskar Desha, Sarah
Chapman, Margaret Talbot, Rupert and Christine Balint-Smith,
Nikki Smith, Roger Dennis and Angela Groves.
Thanks must go to our closest supporters: Martin
Dwyer, Geoff McAlpine, Steve Williamson, Michael
Collins, Peter May, Doug Jones, Elizabeth Heij,
Fiona Wain, Rob West, Ron Clark, Philip Sutton and
TNEP co-founder James Bradfield Moody. A multi-disciplinary
book like this was only possible through the generous
time given by the following foreword writers, chapter
co-authors, contributors and advisers and peer reviewers.
secretariat would also like to say a special thank
you to Amory Lovins, Alan AtKisson, Hunter Lovins,
Michael Fairbanks and William McDonough for taking
the time to mentor our project and write forewords
for our publication. A thank you must also go to
The Institution of Engineers Australia for offering
to host our project as a form of inkind support.
Thank you also to the Nature and Society Forum for
its continued mentoring and support.
Authors: Alan AtKisson, Alan
Pears, Bruce Paton, Cheryl Paten, Chika Saka,
Chris Ryan, Jeff Kenworthy, Karlson Hargroves,
Michael Fairbanks and Andrew Smith, Michael Smith,
Paul Weaver, Peter Newman, Philip Sutton, Rob
McLean, Roger Burritt, Stefan Schaltegger, Stephen
Dovers, Tobias Hahn and Valerie Brown.
Anna McKenzie, Charles Berger, Craig Townsend,
Colin Butler, David Dumaresq, Deb Lange, Elizabeth
Heij, Fiona Waterhouse, Hugh Forde, Hunter Lovins,
Janis Birkeland, Jayarethanam Sinniah Pillai,
Jenni Goricanec, Jim McColl, John Braithwaite,
John Cronin, Mark Diesendorf, Martin Brennan,
Mike Young, Nick Palousis, Peter Drahos, Raimund
Bleishwitz, Rob Coombs, Rob Hunt, Rob Murray-
Leach, Roger Hadgraft, Steve Morriss, Walter Link,
Wayne Wescott and Yolande Strengers.
Thank you to TNEP copy editors and proof-readers
Roger Dennis, Stacey Hargroves,
Michael Deves and Tim Smith.
Thanks must also be extended to the following representatives
from these organizations
who kindly agreed to join TNEP’s Advisory
Board, Steering Committee, Editorial Support
Team and the young professionals Working Group.
These teams have been working on a
number of TNEP initiatives and provide valuable
mentoring and contributions. Thank you
Advisory Committee members
: Alan Tate,
Barry Grear, Brian Walker, Brendan Mackey, Dexter
Dunphy, Frank Fenner, Fiona Wain, Graeme Barden,
Greg Bourne, Hunter Lovins, John Cole, Molly Harris
Olsen, Paul Perkins, Ron Clarke, Phillip Toyne,
Shaun Mays, Tricia Caswell, Valerie Brown and Gerry
Te Kapa Coates.
: Caroline Bayliss,
Mike Krockenberger, Andrew Higham, Cameron Hoffmann,
Geoff McAlpine, Joanne Kildea, Tim Macoun, Stephan
Kaufman, Bryan Furness, Joan Cornish and Daniella
TNEP Editorial Support Team: Hunter
Lovins, Philip Sutton, Dexter Dunphy, Alan Pears,
Michael Krockenberger, Peter Brain, Greg Bourne
and Shaun Mays.
TNEP Working Group members: Alex
Green, Bolle Borkowsky, Craig Butterworth, Christina
Foo, David Hobbs, David Marsden Ballard, Debbie
Maher, Jayarethanam Sinniah Pillai, Jenni Goricanec,
Kate Clark, Kate West, Kerry Dawborn, Nicky Brennan,
Peta Lindsay, Peter Stasinopoulos, Rob Murray-Leach,
Rory Eames, Simon Nash, Steve Szyndler, Mia Kelly,
Victoria Hart and Viet Duong.
Without Engineers Australia’s support and
the support of the following partners, the creation
of this publication would not have been possible.
secretariat of The Natural Edge Project formally
wishes to thank its:
• Engineers Australia, in particular Peter
Greenwood, Doug Jones, John Boshier, Barry Greer,
Tim Macoun, Bill Rourke, Julie Armstrong, Martine
Griffiths and Bolle Borkowsky.
• CSIRO, in particular Geoff McAlpine, Elizabeth
Heij, Grant Farrell, Steve Morton, Brian Walker,
Graeme Pearman, Geoff Clark and the CEO of CSIRO
• RMIT Global Sustainability Institute, in
particular Tricia Caswell, Donna Stephenson, Caroline
Bayliss, Sarah Holdsworth and Helen Scott.
• Environment Business Australia, in particular
Fiona Wain, Joanne Kildea and Paul Perkins.
• The Barton Group, including Collex, SA Water
and Coffey, in particular Bill Leane and Jill Grant.
• Chris Johnson and the team at Izilla for
developing our amazing website as a form of in-kind
support for our project.
• The Centre for the Encouragement of Philanthropy
in Australia – Ron Clarke
• The Australian National University National
Institute for the Environment, in particular Colin
Butler, Valerie Brown, Sasha Courville, Bob Wasson.
• The Environmental Engineering Society (Australia)
and the Engineers Australia Environment College,
in particular Gary Codner and Tim Macoun.
• ARUP, in particular David Singleton and
• HATCH, in particular Stephen Gale and Philip
• Queensland Environment Protection Agency
– Sustainable Industries Division, in particular
Project supporters (in alphabetical
Australian Association of Environmental Education
Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF),
Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF),
Australian Virtual Engineering Library (AVEL) –
Sustainability Knowledge Network,
Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE),
Commonwealth Engineers Council,
Eco-Industrial Development Council of North America,
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Forum for the Future (UK),
Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
Australia and New Zealand (ICLEI),
International Young Professionals Foundation (IYPF),
Monash University Centre for Green Chemistry,
Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS),
Nature and Society Forum,
New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development,
(The Council of) Professions Australia,
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI),
The Australian Collaboration,
Triple Bottom Line Australia,
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF),
UN International Environment Technology Centre (IETC),
Waalitj Environmental Technology Centre, Murdoch
World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO)
Young Engineers Australia (YEA)
Numerous individuals formally support TNEP, many
of whom have offered invaluable
advice, peer review and assistance. Thank you to
the following people:
Alexandra de Blas
Bob and Chris Cameron
Jane Moran Alspach
Jonathan Sinclair Wilson
Neal A. Donahue
Peter David Pederson
Roger and Jean Venables
Walter Leal Filho