These days, everything feels like a partisan issue; be it immigration, national security, renewable energy or even lockdowns. More and more decision making seems to feel like a political football, even if it doesn't make sense. Despite its history, a basic concern for the environment seems to have been caught in this trend and in recent years, just labeling yourself an “environmentalist” has been seen as a polarizing thing to do.
How did it happen that something as basic as caring for nature and making sure our society is sustainable became such a divisive issue? And is there a way out of this divisiveness so we can work together to create a strong and diverse support base for nature and commit to the necessary 'tough decisions'. Or will we spend another few decades pulled aside and pacing on the political bench.
Log in to this fascinating discussion with a group of South Australian leaders who have made a name for themselves by questioning the status quo as they explore the cause, effect and potential road home from the nature of partisan politics.
"Returning to the movement's bipartisan roots is key to all its future success", Fred Rich.
Our South Australian born panel includes: James Bradley OAM, celebrated Australian writer and author of Clade, Michelle Grady, Australian Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Craig Wilkins, CEO of South Australia's peak environment organisation Conservation SA and Natasha Davis, Chair of the South Australian Nature Alliance and CEO of Trees For Life.
This Daily Discussion will be facilitated by writer and journalist, Tory Shepherd.
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