Calling Out The Elephant In The Room: Reframing The Media

'Renewable energy target: emissions down, not in a good way'' screen shot of article by Judith Sloan, The Australian, 16 August 2016

Screenshot of opinion article by Judith Sloan, The Australian, 16 August 2016, ‘Renewable energy target: emissions down, not in a good way”

Everything is not always what it seems. Especially in the media.

Check out this opinion article in The Australian.

It illustrates someone who is scared of change (or who is speaking up for people and businesses who are scared of change) – particularly the large-scale changes that need to occur to protect our precious world and its ability to support life as we know it.  Continue reading

Could Doing Less = Doing More?

Young woman sitting cross-legged & meditating on grass on headland overlooking Sydney & Pacific Ocean

Image: Niko dimo , Flickr CC-BY-2.0

When we think about becoming more sustainable, we often focus on what we should do.

How often do we think that being more sustainable means that we should:

  • Do things differently at home, at work and at leisure?
  • Get our family and friends to change how they do things Continue reading

Taking A Break From Driving

Rear vision mirror showing part of man's face

Image: Iain Ferrell, Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Last night I drove my car for the first time in weeks.

It felt a bit odd.

It wasn’t as if anything was unusual: I loaded my things into the car, hopped into the driver’s seat and drove a very familiar route.

But it still felt a bit different. Continue reading

Pausing To Reflect – Let’s Do It Now

Woman thinking

Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr CC-BY 2.0

How often do we take the time to reflect on what we are doing, to look at our goals and how we go about our daily lives?

A lot of us (particularly in Western cultures) might do this once a year. We take part in the annual ritual at the end of the year, setting New Year’s Resolutions. Even then, we probably don’t go very deep, preferring instead to focus on broad Continue reading

Honesty + Responsibility = Great Opportunity To Choose Future

Tweet by Tanyia Maxted: 7th recording above historic 406ppm #airpollution manmade #climatechange accelerating & emissions rising #auspol, with graph showing CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa Observatory from May 2014 to 4 April 2016

Are we really being honest about what is happening and taking responsibility for choosing our own future?

Many people will find the graph and brief commentary in this tweet sad and scary, especially if they understand the story they tell and accept their implications: