James Brockhurst, Proprietor of The Good Guys Capalaba
Sustainability has run through the veins of James Brockhurst, Proprietor of The Good Guys Capalaba for many years. As a retailer who sells electrical goods, there is a responsibility to help consumers make smart decisions about the environmental impact of their purchases. Since 2005, James has been at the forefront of communicating sustainable product options, while exercising responsible business operation efficiencies. Winner of the Qld Premiers ClimateSmart Leadership Award in 2010, World Environment Day Award in 2006, and a finalist in the EPA Corporate Sustainability Awards 2006, 2007 and 2009 James’ philosophy is simple: businesses have a responsibility to provide a positive impact on their community, and the environment is a critical part of this. The Good Guys Capalaba has also been an EcoBiz partner since 2005.
Michael Duggan, Managing Director, Four Walls and a Roof (Sustainability: Education, Sales and Services)
PhD Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Masters of Teaching, Griffith University, Australia
B. Rec & Leisure (Environmental Education), Brock University, Canada
Registered Teacher, Queensland College of Teachers, Australia
QLD EPA Ecobiz Facilitator
HIA Greensmart Accredited Professional
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Michael Duggan is an experienced consultant, educator, trainer and sustainability facilitator having presented at and facilitated numerous local and national seminars on sustainable business, education, housing, communities and development, including: the World Education Fellowship Forum (2004) CONASTA52 (2005), Ecoshow (2006), and the Greenbuild and Renewable Energy Expo (2007), ENSI International Research Seminar and Executive Committee Meeting (Switzerland, 2008), Australian Green Development Forum Annual Forum 2008),Central Queensland Carbon Forums (2009/2010), and Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (USQ) Business Seminars, 2010. Michael has worked as a consultant, educator, and/or trainer with such companies as: Queensland Energy Resources, Ecospecifier, SALA Homes sustainable homes, ehabitat Sustainable homes, The Good Guys Electrical Retail Stores, QLD X-Ray, the PASK Group, QLD Department of Environment and Resource Management, The Hornery Institute, Santos, the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES) and, numerous business, building, community, research and education companies and projects. Through his continuing role in sustainable consulting practice and research, education, and training, he is committed to accelerating sustainable development, and facilitating its uptake into the mainstream through the development of progressive, lifelong-learning and continued
learning in all areas of endeavor.
Don Parry, Ignite (Sustainability Planning and Training)
Don was born on the Sunshine Coast and has a Degree in Business from UQ (Gatton Campus). He has experience in the hospitality industry & shopping centre management as well as many years of volunteer sport & community administration and over twenty years in the printing industry.
Responsible for Planning & Communication at Queensland Complete Printing Services, he has co-ordinated the sustainability planning for this business to where it is a Queensland Printing Industry leader in Environmental Management and the winner of Queensland Government’s Sustainable Industries 2009 Westpac Corporate Sustainability Award.
Don has been asked to speak at many business, industry and community forums on the topic of Sustainable Business inc. World Environment Day, Sunshine Coast Business Expo, Sunshine Coast Innovative Industries Conference, ecoBiz, Qwestnet and Ecosurf events.
He is a member of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council's Sustainability Advisory Panel, Clean Tech (Sunshine Coast) Working Group and was on the Queensland Printing Industry's Sustainable Green Print Steering Committee.
He has been a guest lecturer in Sustainability at undergraduate and post graduate levels and been an industry advisor to Sunshine Coast TAFE on their dual Diploma in Sustainability. He is now a lecturer to this course.
Don currently mentors a group of local manufacturers under DERM’s Climate Smart Business Cluster program and in July was engaged by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to manage two community based environmental projects around Public Place Recycling and Plastic Bag Reduction.
His passions are surf life saving, rugby union and community well being. He has presented at high level Coaching Excellence Conferences across Australia.
He is the Ecosurf Coordinator at the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club and in May 2010 coordinated the first ever Ecosurf Forum in Queensland.
He is on the Queensland Junior Rugby Union Management Committee where he is responsible for planning coach and player development across Queensland.
After being a high level rugby union coach for over 15 years including coaching state and national teams Don is now applying his considerable expertise in behaviour change to Sustainability.