Tag Archives: Sustainability

Special days and dates for the environment – 2018

Here are some significant international and national days/weeks for 2018 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 … 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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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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A song for Sunday – This Machine

This is the first Song for Sunday in ages – but it is a great one, and one you probably haven’t heard; it’s had under 6000 views on YouTube.  Over Christmas/New Year we went to the Woodford Folk Festival (a … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – 2015 hottest year on record

The first collection of readings for this year makes sobering reading – in fact it makes for scary reading. As predicted, 2015 was the hottest year on record with a big rise in the average global temperature. (But there are … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate March

This weekend there will be thousands of events around the globe in the lead-up to the Climate Change talks in Paris. In Australia, the main focus is on marches in each of the capital cities although there are events in … Continue reading

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Transition Streets on Blueprint for Living (ABC Radio National)

Blueprint for Living on ABC Radio National, recently did an 11 minute story on Transition Streets in Newcastle. We were essentially very happy with how they covered our story and it’s great they shared some of our experience. The main … Continue reading

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A passion for upcycling

Cathy (my partner) is all fired-up about a new Transition Newcastle project. It really demonstrates the value of focusing on people’s skills and passions. She, and a number of people, are very excited by the potential of this project. The … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Songs from the Wood

Thursday was Global Overshoot Day and I’m keeping with the environmental theme for this week’s song. It’s actually quite hard to find good songs which talk about the looking up the environment. I’ve decided to go with  the title track … 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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