At this stage, the project is being undertaken by the Officer (Nick Blood). Assistance from others is warmly encouraged and highly welcome! You can help by getting in contact with us here, or with Nick directly.
Project: Guide to the Environment Collective.
Summary: A guide to how the Environment Collective works, intended to be a singular resource for students and others interested in any aspect of our operations. It is designed to advertise us, increase transparency, and make our processes easier for new members to understand.
Timeline: The process of creating a guide began during the interim period between 2018-2019. A full guide may take some time to create, since it will need to have everything fact-checked by the relevant ANUSA bodies. Hopefully the guide will be available by the end of the year, for the 2020 collective’s use.
A guide can be a useful resource: There are many lesser-known details when it comes to how the ANUSA departments operate, and even more things to keep in mind when it comes to how our collective runs. It can be helpful to have a guide to initiate students into all of this in a way that is comprehensive but easy to understand.
Increasing accessibility: It shouldn’t just be our physical meetings where things happen. The guide can be used to outline the numerous other ways members can contribute their time, resources, and skills. Broadening access to our collective allows us to build a bigger, more diverse coalition when it comes taking actions on sustainability.
Increased engagement: With increased member understanding of processes, specifically that we operate non-hierarchically, they should feel more empowered to act autonomously in their own capacity as a member of the collective. Similarly, awareness of our ability to support student leadership and other projects should encourage greater engagement with these processes.
The guide is already coming together in a piecemeal process. The start of year ANUSA retreat provided lots of useful information that has already been converted into content here on the site. That can be further consolidated into a single guide with other information added.
Working collaboratively, a draft version of the guide can be circulated back to the collective for their input, and the idea can be further workshopped during a regular meeting if there’s interest.
The project is low-cost for now. We can produce and distribute the guide digitally. This content could form the basis of a printed version in future years.
At this stage, the project is being undertaken by the Officer alone. Assistance from others is warmly encouraged and highly welcome! You can help by getting contact with us.