Chief Executive Officer, Living Future Institute Australia

Laura Hamilton-O’Hara is a Social Ecologist, educator and community builder. She has worked across government, community and business sectors with a focus on capacity building in sustainability and leadership. Laura is currently the CEO of the Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA).

The LFIA is dedicated to establishing a powerful network of informed, influential, and active global citizens who are committed to redefining humanity’s relationships with the ecosystems we inhabit. Joining together as citizens of the planet, we seek to redirect our future towards a society that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

The LFIA was established in 2012 by a passionate founding committee as a visionary hub for restorative programs and action within Australia. LFIA is an affiliate of the International Living Future Institute and provides education & training, advocacy, and opportunities for connection, across several innovative international programs.


  • LFIA - socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. How & Why?
  • Biophilic Design Initiative – stories with examples
  • Living Building Challenge – stories with examples