Your NameKelvin
Cohort AssignmentAustralia 2023
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

My wellbeing, without my health and vitality, everything else suffers. Having done a large body of work to sort out a skin condition that was really impacting my quality of life which I finally repaired after years of work (yay!), I realised this is the most important thing to me that I need to continue to work on.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Still figuring this out...

I thought it was engineering and technical work, then it became building consultant and now it's climate researcher and climate communicator for a think tank.

Otherwise I think it's maybe change agent? Working on systems solutions in some capacity.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

Goal is still to find where I best add value, not that I'm not doing it, but I aim to enhance this in time.

Grow systems mindset and capability to influence solution outcomes.

Facilitation. Communication.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Kindness communication
Cooking, growing better veggies

5. And for professional growth?

Research communication
Modelling and data visualisation
Starting my own freelance home energy advice service
Creative solutions

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

Time reading about sustainability
Bachelor in environmental engineering at UniMelb
Master of environment in energy efficiency
Minor thesis into regenerative tourism as part of masters degree
LENSES regen facilitation course at the center for living environments and regeneration
Street fundraiser at the Wilderness Society
Internship at not-for-profit thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions
3 years at Beyond Zero Emissions as an employee

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Fields of learning:
Regenerative design and development
Gaia hypothesis
Environmental engineering
Environmental Sustainable Design
Resilience theory

Dominique Hes
James Lovelock
Lynn Margulis
Bill Reed & co
David Harvey
Merlin Sheldrake

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

"Life creates the conditions conducive to life" - Jane Beynus

For humans, it's fundamentally relatively simple, to participate in life in a way that grows the vital conditions for life to thrive as Jane Benyus puts it so beautifully.

Date CreatedJuly 18, 2023