Stories and projects

Coming soon.... Sunshine power

Nature's magic is 100% renewable and 100% solar powered. Homegrown cherry tomatoes and cumquats are the inspiration for a new project to transition a Sydney University to 100% renewable energy.

Watch this space.....

Australian Red Riding Hood

Creating a new eco-feminist version of Red Riding Hood for Dark Enchantment hosted by the Australian Fairytale Society and Storytellers NSW. Told live on 17 November at Dark Enchantment.

Goblin’s Gold

In a dark cave, on the wooded escarpment of Alderley Edge in England, a fragment of Goblin’s Gold, is snatched from behind the wizard, by a band of wise and ancient flower fairies. In that fragment, they discover one of Planet Earth's toughest and most tenacious of creatures. Hear the tale of a lifelong quest.

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GOBLIN's Gold - Book for web A4 V2.0.pdf

Goblin's Gold - the mini-book!

The tale of a quest and the thrivability of all things

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Liz Locksley is co-founder with AIRAH’s Phil Wilkinson of Humans of HVACR. Humans of HVACR is a sector-wide collaboration to humanise and transform what is possibly the most invisible industry, with the greatest potential to reverse global warming - heating ventilation air-conditioning and refrigeration. Liz is the story and secret sauce mix master. Mechanical heating, cooling and refrigeration is the elephant in the plant room. The equipment collectively chews through 22% of all electricity generated in Australia! Refrigerant management is the surprising #1 action to reverse global warming in Paul Hawken's latest project #Drawdown.

The Turquoise Elephant project created a new regenerative program which promises to be wickedly serious fun – with doughnuts. Thrive Story's Liz Locksley contributes to the Wicked Elephants Co-op her experience in climate policy, storytelling and behaviour change programs. The Wicked Elephants Co-op, founded by Deb Collins of Conscious Works is a multi-disciplinary team of facilitators, leadership coaches, theatre sports coaches and performing artists.

The Turquoise Elephant project invites us to jump into the divides that separate us. In a playful way we encompass left and right, deniers and activists. Together we stare down such wicked problems as climate change, and question what it might take for each of us to step up into a more complex world of multiple stories.