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Future scenarios — both scary and hopeful

October 2, 2009 | | 2 Comments

IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE that David Holmgren’s latest book, Future Scanarios, leaves some readers feeling rather depressed. That’s because of some of the scenarios he outlines, that are likely to result from the combination of climate change and the peaking of the global oil extraction before 2015, are rather glum.

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Food for thought in Sydney — two days with David Holmgren

October 2, 2009 |
David Holmgren

David Holmgren

IT WAS A BUSY FEW DAYS in Sydney for David Holmgren and his son, Oliver. First came David’s appearance at Randwick City Council’s annual Ecoliving Fair, followed next day with a full-day workshop and an appearance that evening at a TransitionSydney Cafe Conversation.

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City farm, training focus of Cafe Conversation

September 4, 2009 |

THE NAME DICK COPEMAN is almost synonymous with Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane. That’s not only because Dick was one of the crew who started the city farm around 15 years ago, it’s also because of his long association with the place and his continuing role as the city farm’s education coordinator.

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Ethical Investment Comes of Age ….finally

September 4, 2009 | | One Comment

This article by Robert Rosen, written about 20 years ago, describes early initiatives in the ethical investment industry.

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Earthbank and permaculture – a productive nexus

September 4, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Robert Rosen describes the positive relationship between the Earthbank Society and the permaculture movement to 1988 in establishing the ethical investment in Australia.

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Planning and good design feed an urban family

August 26, 2009 |

Story by Russ Grayson 1999

OCCUPYING SANDY SOIL adjacent to Botany Bay, a fruit and vegetable garden has been designed and planted to feed a household of three.

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Collaboration, participation build something new on something old

August 18, 2009 |

At Carrs Park, participatory planning and construction, cooperation between citizens and council and collaboration are creating a new community garden and outdoor classroom on a deserted bowling green…Read More

Home retrofit production a educational resource

July 24, 2009 | | 3 Comments

IF I HAD TO MAKE A KNOWLEDGABLE GUESS, I’d say that her courage to live her spiritual beliefs have led Rosemary Morrow along the path of a comfortable frugality and simplicity of living. If I wanted confirmation of this, then her little, 23 page, A5 size booklet would provide it.

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New manual for sustainable living in Sydney

July 24, 2009 |

IN TERRACIRCLE INC’S SECOND PROJECT within Australia, the writing of content for a community sustainability action guide has been completed to its first draft and has been tested.

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Local economics initiatives stimulated by visit of US advocate

July 10, 2009 |

FOR MICHAEL SHUMAN, his visit to Australia was a whirlwind of appearances and presentations that started in Brisbane, took him into Northern NSW, then up to Coffs Harbour and Bellingen, down south to Hobart then north to Sydney.

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