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Building Back Better

22 June 2020

Our director, Tony Capon, and Fiona Armstrong explain how building a healthier, greener and more equitable world was made possible by the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Building blocks of change

26 May 2020

Associate Professor Peter Bragge explains the four basic building blocks of a successful behaviour change campaign.

Climactic Podcast with Eva Brennan

17 May 2020

Professor Tony Capon and Associate Professor Ro McFarlane, discuss how our planetary system is destabilising, forcing species to interact in new ways and leading to new diseases like COVID-19.

Rapid Review - Schools and COVID-19

7 May 2020

Loyal Pattuwage and Peter Bragge, from our Social Systems Evidence team, review the argument for keeping schools closed during COVID-19.

Free classes on disaster reponse

16 April 2020

Monash Sustainable Development Institute is thrilled to partner with 11 institutions from around the world to deliver a massive open online course (MOOC) to improve responses to COVID-19 and other crises.

Times of great change can lead to great... change

14 April 2020

With life as we know it suspended and everyone finding new ways of being in the world, adding more change to daily life might seem counterintuitive. But Kim Borg from BehaviourWorks says times of great upheaval can be the best times to embed new habits.

Interviews From The Front Line

7 April 2020

Dr Selina Lo, a Senior Research Fellow at MSDI, spoke with some colleagues for World Health Day. They discussed their concerns for front line health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak and shared their personal concerns for the health of the public.

Australians more worried about recession than coronavirus

7 April 2020

More Australians are worried about the longer-lasting, societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – specifically that the health system could be overburdened and the country could enter a recession.

Ignoring we’re part of the natural world is leading to viral outbreaks

1 April 2020

Our director, Tony Capon, says we need to rethink our relationship with the natural world if we want to prevent future outbreaks.

Coronavirus is a wake-up call

31 March 2020

Our war with the environment is leading to pandemics.

Stay positive, Scott Morrison: when you berate people for bad behaviour, they do it more

27 March 2020

COVID-19 is a rare moment in time where individual behaviours can have profound impacts on society.

Running out of things to do in isolation? Get back in the garden with these ideas from 4 experts

26 March 2020

Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment.

Coronavirus and you: how your personality affects how you cope and what you can do about it

25 March 2020

To some people, fighting in the aisles over toilet paper makes sense.

COVID-19: Emotional and behavioural reactions to the unexpected

24 March 2020

No matter who you are or where you are, there’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your life, and how you live it.

Why are we calling it ‘social distancing’?

24 March 2020

Right now, we need social connections more than ever.

What impact will COVID-19 have on the war on waste?

24 March 2020

As Victorians work from home in response to COVID-19, will our efforts to be more sustainable be hampered?

COVID-19: Toilet paper panic trickle-down

13 March 2020

With toilet paper in short supply due to the panic buying in response to COVID-19, Monash researchers warn there's a risk that toilet paper alternatives such as wet wipes, napkins and thicker paper may lead to another major "monster" waste issue.

Powering Australia's Future

10 March  2020

Monash Sustaiable Development Institute partnered with 5 Monash faculties and institutes to win $349 million in government funding for renewable energy.

Panic and toilet paper

5 March 2020

Even our own experts from BehaviourWorks couldn’t resist the urge to buy toilet paper...

Will four bins help to solve our waste crisis?

2 March 2020

Australia is still grappling with what to do with the glut of recyclable material after China closed most of its market to our recycling in 2018.

A shared journey to recovery

27 February 2020

Connecting communities with ecological restoration projects can achieve the dual goals of improving mental health and ecological recovery.

NZ Prime Minister visits RISE project

26 February 2020

NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, launches construction of Australian-led water and sanitation program with experts in Fiji.

More funding promised to men’s behaviour change programs, but we’re still not sure they work

24 February 2020

The ultimate aim is to achieve positive behaviour change in men and increase the safety and well-being of their partners, ex-partners and families. But what do these programs involve? And do they work?

Right Here, Right Now - Episode 9 of "What Happens Next?"

13 February 2020

Nick Faulkner, Research Fellow from BehaviourWorks Australia, speaks with Susan Carland about the rise of right-wing extremism.

222 scientists say cascading crises are the biggest threat to future generations

12 February 2020

Tony Capon explains what the future holds for our planet in the new report "Our Future on Earth, 2020".

Lots of people want to help nature after the bushfires – we must seize the moment

12 February 2020

Big, life-changing moments – whether society-wide or personal – provide unique opportunities to disrupt habits and foster new behaviours. Think of how a heart attack can prompt some people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Is it time to rethink our language on climate change?

6 January 2020

Gitanjali Bedi and Stathi Paxinos give their insights into shaping the language of climate action.

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