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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns SDG12

Rowan was invited to speak to the Thrive project in February 2022 on the topic of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12): Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The Difficult Path

Rowan grew up in small rural communities and was encouraged to question the status quo in a farming setting.  With very practical skills and a yearning for better practices, Rowan moved to North Queensland in the early 1990s. In his professional life, he was highly involved in the community, first responding to cyclones Larry and then Yasi.  During this time, he developed awareness of some of the impractical and remote systems that, in effect, rule our lives.  While representing manufacturers and suppliers across the North Queensland region, Rowan started to seek out like-minded professionals to set about demonstrating and making changes for better housing outcomes.  In this role, Rowan began to formulate the Innovation House framework. 

Professionally, the desire for progressive housing has not been met by industry or community leadership despite the money and media statements made.

Consumers Can De-Risk Change

For industry and large-scale change, the consumers have to contribute to these efforts.

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