Tag Archives: Environmental sustainability

Community engagement and the Stop Adani national day of action

Last weekend (7-8 October 2017), people around Australia put their bodies on the line to send a message about Adani’s plans for the Carmichael Mine in Queensland: one of the World’s largest coal mines. In over 45 locations in Australia, … Continue reading

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The story of microfibres

The latest video from the makers of The Story of Stuff focuses on microfibres. The use of synthetic fibres has been steadily increasing with two-thirds of new clothing now being made from synthetic fibres. Microfibres in oceans and waterways are … Continue reading

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Jasmine on the Tiny House Project (from The Owner Builder magazine)

The latest edition of the Owner Builder magazine has an article about the Tiny House Project written by Jasmine. Here’s the text of Jasmine’s article (but see the article for the photos and layout). When I was little, I remember … Continue reading

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Jasmine and Larni’s tiny house on national TV

Last week, the National TV show, Better Homes and Gardens,  featured Jasmine and Larni’s tiny house. You can see the segment here. Planning for the tiny house started in June 2016 when Cathy suggested that Jasmine and Larni might like … Continue reading

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Special days and dates for the environment – 2017

Here are some significant international and national days/weeks/months that focus on environmental issues.  I’ve also created a list of days and dates focusing on families and communities. Please let me know if I have missed any important ones. (Days marked … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Lock the Gate!

AGL, an Australian gas and electricity company, recently announced that it was abandoning a controversial coal seam project in Gloucester (just north of Newcastle). The Gloucester Gas Project had plans for over 300 gas wells and was facing fierce opposition. … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2016

With 2015 being the hottest year on record (by a large margin) and too little being done to address climate change, activities like Earth Hour continue to be very important. Clearly Earth Hour isn’t going to solve climate change – … Continue reading

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Special days and dates for the environment – 2016

Click here for the 2017 special days and dates for the environment There are many international days/weeks or national days/weeks that focus on the environment. The following are some of the more significant ones. There is also a list of … Continue reading

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The Sydney People’s Climate March

Yesterday my family and I joined around 45,000 people at the Sydney People’s Climate March. We travelled down from Newcastle with some of our friends from Transition Newcastle and another 100 or so other people going to the rally. It … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – Global Overshoot Day

Yesterday was Global Overshoot Day: the day on which the world’s annual demand for the goods and services that our land and seas can provide (e.g., food, wood, natural fibres and carbon dioxide absorption) exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can renew … Continue reading

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