Gilbert Rochecoiuste (pictured) is both a colourful and emotional fellow, among the many powerful guest speakers at the Saturday, September 9, "Stepping up Together" conference at the Melbourne Town Hall.
Gilbert is the founder and managing director of Village Well and is recognised locally and internationally as a leading voice in placemaking, regenerative practice and the creation of vibrant, resilient and loved places.
He had a moving and emotional message for those at the conference.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robert-mclean/message
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Climate News: Just one job at COP28 - phase out fossil fuels
vor 2 Tagen
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vor 3 Tagen
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Climate News: Andrew Forrest blasts fossil fuel bosses; Chance to hear author speak; David Spratt on climate disruption
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Climate News: John Kerry remains postive at COP28; Australia's Climate Change and Energy Minister, Chris Bowen heads to Dubai
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Climate News: Former Irish PM finds herself amidst COP28 forure; Al Gore blasts COP28 president who questions science on fossil fuels
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Major moment: Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care launches Australia first Climate and Health Strategy at COP28
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Climate News: We should be 'angry and afraid' - Peter Kalmus; Let people back at the heart of climate action
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Climate News: COP28 president defends his position; David Spratt tells it like it is; Just 7 policies could save a billion lives
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Interview/Climate News: 'If there's no dancing, I don't want to join your revoltion' - People's blockade organizer, Alexa Stuart
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