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About Russ Grayson

Posts By Russ Grayson

City east becomes the epicentre for community food systems

March 14, 2010 | 1

COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS are really happening in Sydney’ eastern suburbs. There’s recently been a blossoming of them as more and more people seek ways to obtain the foods they really want.

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In Sydney’s east, another group graduates from sustainable living courses

March 14, 2010 | 2

I led a session on the global challenges that we face at the Living Smart course in Randwick and found participants receptive and interested. The course is now in its pilot phase and provides, uniquely among local government in Sydney, a comprehensive and integrated approach to living sustainably…Read More

Talkfest indicates disconnect between community and peak environment organisations

March 6, 2010 | 1

AFTER SPENDING YESTERDAY at the Climate Action Conference at the University of Sydney, I realise that there is a communications deficit between the established environment lobbies, the climate action network and other groups that address climate change issues indirectly and in ways other than lobbying.

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Farewell checkout chick — hello machine

March 3, 2010 |

HAVE YOU NOTICED SOMETHING NEW at the supermarket? It’s not in all supermarkets yet, but it is soon likely to be. It’s at the checkout or, rather, it is the checkout.

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Why is Food Connect taking off?

February 22, 2010 | 7

…by Russ Grayson.

FOOD CONNECT… it’s a bit like a contagion really, something that is rapidly spreading through viral replication.

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In Adelaide and Sydney, a tasty future beckons

February 22, 2010 |

Story & photo essay: Russ Grayson

Plains To Plate Food Convergence, Adelaide, mid-February 2010

AFTER ALL THE PLANNING and problem solving, after all the talking and thinking, the moment had arrived.

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Plains To Plate signals arrival of food as sustainability issue

February 22, 2010 |

…by Russ Grayson, who presented on food policy at Plains To Plate.

THE PLAINS TO PLATE FOOD CONVERGENCE is over but its effects linger in the minds of those inspired by it and by the people it attracted. Those effects hang there in the mind to spur discussion, collaboration and the creation of new ideas and initiatives.

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The Trainer papers… 1

February 3, 2010 | 8

In late 2009,  Dr Ted Trainer published a critique of the Transition and permaculture movements. This is reproduced here.

Ted works in the School of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of a number of visionary books on sustainability such as The Conserver Society and The Simpler Way and has a small property at Pigface Point in suburban Sydney where he has built a number of intermediate technologies.

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