Tag Archives: Sustainability

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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Some weekend reading

This weeks’ weekend reading doesn’t have any theme (besides being posts that have caught my eye over the week). There are some reflections on asset-based thinking, high school ethics, nonviolence, anxiety and playing with food. Make sure you look at … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

Continuing with the theme of yesterday’s weekend reading, this week’s quote is from Pope Francis’s encyclical on caring for the environment. If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like … Continue reading

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