Workshop

Workshop

Indigenous Perspectives: Key Insights and Learnings for Increasing Energy Efficiency

In this workshop, you will learn about the key insights and learnings that emerged from the two LIEEP projects that worked with Indigenous people to use energy more efficiently. We share the key enablers that successfully engaged these hard to reach households and resulted in behaviour change that reduced their energy bills and increased their quality of life. We also provide insights into how the inefficient housing structures, the house designs that are inappropriate for the climate and Indigenous culture, and the overcrowding Indigenous people are stuck with are key contributors to increasing energy usage as well as a myriad of other challenges faced by Indigenous people.

Join us and learn about how to meaningfully engage these communities and how housing influences not only energy efficiency but is central to key quality of life issues. The workshop will be interactive. After sharing our learnings, we will create ample space for participants to share their knowledge in a facilitated round table discussion. This workshop also seeks to create and facilitate long-term collaboration among academics and practitioners working with Indigenous populations across Australia.

Papers presented:

Petra T Buergelt, Lawurrpa Maypilama, Julia McPhee, Galathi Dhurrkay, Shirley Nirrpuranydji, Sylvia Manyturrpuy, Marrayurra Wunungmurra, Timophy Skinner,  Andrew Campbell, Anne Lowell & Simon Moss (Charles Darwin University):

Working together with remote Indigenous communities to facilitate adapting to using energy wisely: Barriers and enablers.

Rowan Bedggood, Aron Perenyi, Denny Meyer, Karen Farquharson, Clare Johansson, Phillip Bedggood, & Gina Milgate (Swinbourne University):

The Living Conditions of Aboriginal People in Victoria 

Petra T Buergelt, Lawurrpa Maypilama, Julia McPhee, Galathi Dhurrkay, Shirley Nirrpuranydji, Sylvia Manyturrpuy, Marrayurra Wunungmurra, Timophy Skinner,  Andrew Campbell, Anne Lowell & Simon Moss (Charles Darwin University):

Housing and overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities: Impacts and solutions from a holistic perspective.

Facilitator

  • Dr Rowan Bedggood, Senior Researcher, Swinburne University of Technology, Research Project Leader for the Koorie Energy Efficiency Project (VIC)
  • Dr Petra Buergelt, Charles Darwin University, Principal Researcher for the “Dharray manymakkuŋ pawaw ga gapuw” – Manymak Energy Efficiency Project (NT)