Live ecoLogical - business sustainability practitioners enabling better businesses
Is your business ready to reduce it's environmental impact and enter the new sustainability led economy?
We have helped:
- Jimmy Possum reduced the power bill by an average 15% across their Australian stores and 10% at the manufacturing plant
- Bendigo Community Health Services Green Team reduce the power bill by 11% and 12% at two sites.
- St. John of God Hospital Green Team implement energy and waste reduction programs
- St. Lukes Anglicare Green Team reduce waste and energy.
- He also delivers one off professional development workshops for Green Teams.
Live ecoLogical improves your business. Globally, organisations are re-imagining themselves to exist healthily within the natural systems and cycles on the planet. The possibilities are endless and wonderful. For business, for society, for ecology.
About Ian McBurney ...
Ian McBurney is a sustainability business mentor, speaker, facilitator, MC and project expert. He will help you reduce environmental costs, understand and integrate sustainability into your business and set up and inspire your green team - you'll be ready for the new economy. He can be a sustainability researcher, thinker and planner thinker on your project, plan, product or program. He can MC, facilitate and speak at your sustainability event on message, on time and with flair. His sustainability presentation is a vibrant mix of stories, AV, info and interactivity that inspires, excites and challenges us to change.
He believes passionately that at this time in history when every natural system is in decline, it is people and therefore culture change that will gift us a sustainable society. That society will be better for us in nearly every way. We'll be more local and connected, happier, healthier, more profitable and more proud of who we are.
And why did I make this career choice? Who knows?! At age eight, Ian's family began a mud brick home in the bush near Bendigo. At 12, he spent a day following an echidna. At 14, he threw a rock at a flying duck and killed it. At 15, he read Jane Goodall's "In the Shadow of Man" and heard David Suzuki speak. At 24, he met Frank Ryan, the incredibly gifted environmental educator of Vox Bandicoot fame, and followed him around, soaking up his wisdom. He spent five years as a Director at the Vox, delivering the world famous environmental theatre program to 10,000 students, Sustainability Street to 150 communities, workplace culture change training to 6000 in manufacturing and local government and many writing, publishing, interpretation and event projects. At 30, he read Janine Benyus's "Biomimicry" and fell in love with the earth and our human potential all over again.
Ian has a degree in Environmental Engineering from RMIT University, helped to found the Bendigo Sustainability Group, was its Inaugural Vice President and is still heavily involved. He is on the board of the Sustainability Street Institute, was the sustainability representative on the Bendigo Plus 25 project and is helping to organise "Bendigo: a Thinking Community". He is a member of the Bendigo Professional Services Group. He set up Live Ecological in 2006 and has been running and loving it since.
Ian happily married Claire in 2004 and is still happy with that choice. He is the proud father of Tadhg and Tara, with Possum on the way. He habitually quotes Spike Milligan, yells at Collingwood, does magic tricks, is a retired cricketer who could bat a bit and has been to Inverloch every summer with a bunch of cousins for 34 years. He's also a lot of fun.
Live Ecological in the news and on the web
2012: Bendigo Enterprise Magazine June Cover and Article
2012: Speaker, launch of St. Lukes Anglicare Bike Fleet
2012: Speaker Tedx Bendigo on Smart Sustainable Cities
2011: Speaker, Sustainability in the Pub
2011: Keynote at the Launch of the Western Water Climate Plan
2010: Quoted in this article "Shifting from Fear to Hope"
Upcoming and Recent Public Live Ecological Events
September 21: MC/Speaker, Hume Environment Champions Celebration, Melbourne
September 8: MC Towards Zero Waste Bendigo Launch, Bendigo
May 25: Speaker National Catholic Education Conference, Bendigo
April 4: Speaker/facilitator Grow Me The Money business sustainability event, Bendigo
March 28: Speaker, Facilitator and MC QLD Government ecoBiz forum in Brisbane
March 27: Climate and Sustainability Speaker, Eaglehawk Secondary School
March 15: Speaker Tedx Bendigo "Smart Sustainable Cities"
February 22: Speaker, University of the Third Age, Bendigo
November 2: Speaker, Spirituality in the Pub
October 13: Speaker, Bendigo City Council OLT
September 16: Speaker, Sustainability in the Pub
August 2: Facilitator Deakin University Sustainability Forum (Warnambool)
July 19: Delivering the ‘Cascade’: The Viral Kitchen Table Workshop for the GBCMA with Frank Ryan of Vox Bandicoot
June 6: Speaker VicRoads Environmental Management Forum (Bendigo)
May 5: Backbone to Biolinks workshop in Violet Town
April 6: Gannawarra Shire Living Green Workshop Series: Waste Reduction (Swan Hill)
March 31: MC City of Whitehorse Sustainability Awards Evening
March 26/27: Ballarat Climate Connectors Training Weekend
March 5: Bendigo Sustainability Group Trivia night MC
Feb 16: Ballarat Climate Connectors information evening
October 4: Gannawarra Shire Living Green Workshop Series: Waste Reduction (Wedderburn)
August 31: Speaker at Sandhurst Rotary
August 25: Keynote Speaker at the ACF/Environment Victoria Gippsland Climate Programs Celebration
August 16: Gannawarra Shire Living Green Workshop Series: Waste Reduction (Cohuna)
August 2: Keynote speaker at the Macedon Sustainable Business Forum
July 23: Coming Home - Changing the World Around Us Workshop
June 28: Gannawarra Shire Living Green Workshop Series: Waste Reduction (Kerang)
June 7: SuniTafe Sustainability Lecture
June 7: Swan Hill Business Network event
June 8: Swan Hill Schools sustainability session
June 8: Sustainability presentation with Swan Hill Councillors and Executive
June 9: Sustainability Presentation at Sacred Heart Kyneton
June 10: Sustainability Presentation at LaTrobe University Bendigo