Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

Click here for more details!


Ms. Sarah Houseman

Be The Change Limited
1/48 Grandview St
Glenroy, Victoria 3046

Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium

It is as if we are living a dream of modern industralisation. While self-serving, shortsighted interests encourage our slumber, it has become clear that our political and commercial institutions are unable to effectively address this crisis, primarily because they don't realize that they are looking at an interconnected world through a fragmented lens.

The villain here is not big business, corporate media, the military-industrial complex, or even those who clearcut our forests, overfish our oceans, pollute our atmosphere or drain our aquifers.

The villain is an outmoded worldview - a way of seeing the world in which such unthinkable acts appear reasonable, sensible, and even intelligent.

Our old dream of progress is dying. A new life-enhancing and earth-honoring Dream is emerging! We are seeing the largest social movement of all time.

The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium helps clarify the transition from the dying to the emerging Dream.

The Symposium explores the link between three of humanity's most critical concerns: environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment.

The aim of the Symposium is to come to grips with the very assumptions that underlie the way we ourselves see the world and our place in it, and with what each of us can do - both individually and cooperatively - to move the world in this new direction.

Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information, and inspiring multimedia, participants of this half-day event are inspired to reconnect with their deep concern for our world, and are empowered to make a difference.

Designed as a collaboration of the finest scientific, indigenous and activist minds in the world, the Symposium explores the current state of our planet from a new perspective, and connects participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future.


Educator and Facilitator for Sustainable Futures
 B.A, Dip.Ed. Grad. Cert. Management, M.Ed., M.Sc
My goal as a member of the Guardianship Council is to actively participate in the leadership and national/regional development of BTC and the Symposium Initiative.  I will bring energy and leadership to generate societal transformation towards sustainability and justice. My personal goal is to inspire people to have the courage and resilience to commit their hope in action.

Be The Change projects, 2009/2010 included:
•       Host for Australian Training Leaders Program Feb 2010
•       Presenter with Drew Dellinger and Tahnee Woolf at the Parliament of the World’s Religion’s Dec 09
•       Part of the team creating 'An Evening with Drew Dellinger' Dec 09
•       Part of an active regional Symposium group in Nillumbik
•       Member of ATD World Initiative Team, participating in review and development of V-2

My current work is as Executive Officer for the Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) and as a facilitator and coach for sustainable business development. I am an initiating member of the Nillumbik Transition Towns Group.

My key skills are leadership, project management, strategic thinking, visioning, working facilitation, building organizations and marketing.