Lis is the co-founder of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute and has been teaching with Rowe Morrow for over a decade. She has been an Al Gore trained Climate Ambassador, Climate Adaptation Officer for 17 Councils in Central NSW, lecturer in Environmental Management, and is the founder of The Big Fix, a NFP organisation focused on growing a collaborative solutions-focused culture, supported by a Solutions Media Service. After a long and varied career that has also included arts and cultural development (she has been CEO of Arts OutWest and Varuna, the Writers’ House), it is the ‘design’ elements and the systems thinking approach of permaculture that most informs her social change work. As part of The Big Fix Inc. she also co-ordinates Blackheath Community Farm, and a range of campaigns, including helping Blackheath become the world’s first town in which all the businesses agreed to phase out plastic straws.
November 29th, 2018 | 42 mins 42 secs
climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, grassroots, local media, media, newspapers, permaculture, sustainability, the big fix
Rich talks to Lis Bastian, founder of community media organisation The Big Fix, about using media for good, and living purposefully, both in the face of serious illness, and in facing the biggest issues threatening our communities.