Converse Conserve is a site which may interest people involved with environmental education, and campaigning. The site and blog are a resource for the promotion and sharing of creative environmental communication ideas via a range of media. By sharing ideas we can get better at inspiring behaviour change and a change of heart in our audience.
Contributors Green Humour.Com via Rohan Chakravarty, Seppo/Sepponet, Josh Rachlis, Jackie Eco, Peter Nesbit, Laine Hogarty, Annabel Nowlan, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, Kooper Tasmania, Sarah Edwards, Liz Corbett (deceased) and Andrew Corbett, Andrew & Jules Ioannidis, Nicholas Gunn, Chris Palmer, Tessa Mahy, Victoria Burford, Ian Willmott and Alex M, and my son who preferred anonymity (and deservedly so, in the case of any illustrations by Nicolle.) Thanks also go to any Creative Commons photography in the public domain, permitted to be shared on the internet which I try to acknowledge the author of - where possible.
Thanks go to all these people (named above) for allowing the use and display of their art, cartoons, videos, humour and those with interesting media to share, without whom this website would very dull! About Creator and Founder - Nicolle K. - Melbourne, Australia
Photo Courtesy of Renan Goksin
For many years I worked as a community lawyer, and feeling frustrated with the lack of 'legal literacy' amongst my clients, I wrote Common Sense Law (behaviour change legal book, Hybrid Publishers, 2001).
My interests drew me back to my love for the planet, and my second book Green Spin (Or) Promoting the Green Message is a second behaviour change book, about how we are learning to communicate as green messengers using less reasoning, less justification, and linear thinking and more eco-creativity - available on Smashwords, as an ebook.
I have worked with organisations to promote sustainability, marketing and risk minimisation strategies, including Melbourne School of Fashion, Jolly People Community Services, Sustainable Gardening Australia, Australian Democrats (Higgins branch) and researcher/writer with Victoria Uni. Was a member of the Futures Committee of Sustainable Gardening Australia for several years, and worked for over 10 years in public interest law, and outside of that running workshops in Elder Abuse Risk Prevention, and community legal education.
I completed a Sustainability Diploma at Swinburne (Hawthorn) in 2011 and have been an active campaigner with a range of environmental groups. I have a blog (blooming and bold blogspot) about how the needs of our gardens and the wider land intersect and now with a particular interest in vertical gardening. In fact the entire back garden is filled with a glad bag of recycled materials including reused front fencing, bricks found in local area, and even pots and decorations in garden are all sourced from pre-use. After many years of being a carer, and lockdowns galore in Australia, I plan to do some more travel, and gain some inspirations from across the globe to keep this site updated with dynamic news on how the green movement is changing.