Large scale participation can be incredibly valuable for the shift to sustainability.
Starfish’s participatory processes have been applied widely in conferences, forums, workshops and meetings for decision-making, strategic planning, research and evaluation.
Such highly participatory processes are able to utilise the collective knowledge, know-how and resources of the many people, organisations, communities, stakeholders and other interests which are relevant to sustainability.
The benefits of participatory processes include increased understanding, shared agreement and priorities, and joint investment of resources.
Participatory processes are central to effective collaboration and partnerships through stronger relationships and communication.
Starfish’s current and past participation initiatives include:
- Community Energy Congress (C4CE)
- UNE Student Association
- Armidale Aboriginal Memorial
- Ballina Major Regional Centre Strategy
- Gwydir Vision 2030 Summit
- Myall Creek Business Feasibility Plan
- New England Sustainability Strategy
- New England Wind Feasibility Study
- North Coast Energy Forum
- Landscape Scale Biodiversity Connectivity Project Planning Forum (for Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority)
- Lismore Sustainability Strategy
- Northern Inland Regional Development Plan
Contact us if we can assist integrate participation into your work.