Easter Action On Climate Change

Man standing with eyes closed & hands held in prayer at dawn

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Around the world, people are having an extra long weekend for Easter.  Western Christians are going to church on Good Friday.  More of them will do so on Easter Sunday.  And in a few weeks Orthodox Christians will do the same.

On Good Friday, some church congregations will use a litany, a series of prayers asking for specific Continue reading

A Carbon Fast For Lent?

Planet Earth with a fever, held in hands

What do you do in the lead-up to Easter? Anything different to the rest of the year? (With Easter early this year, perhaps you’re still getting into the swing of the working (calendar) year! ;-))

It happens that the lead-up to Easter is a great time for some conscious reassessments with a view to living and working more sustainably.

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A New Year’s Resolution For Us All

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

The new year is traditionally a time for new beginnings.

Many of us will have resolved to make changes to how we go about our personal lives. Some of these can reduce our environmental impact – if done the right way. For example:

Does Your Home Leak Like A Sieve?

So, your home is insulatedSieve with white plastic rim and handle, on wooden surface but is still cold in winter and hot in summer, especially when it’s windy?

It could be that your home is leaky.

A home that leaks like a sieve can be fine – in the right place (like the tropics, where air movement is welcome).

But if you live where winters are cold Continue reading

Talking To Hindus About Climate Change

Yesterday I was delightedGanesha statue being carried underneath umbrella from temple to 4WD chariot to have been able to join in celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi at one of my local Hindu temples.  I had been invited to talk to the congregation about some very important gatherings that are happening later this year.

I thought the occasion particularly apt because Hindus and others particularly invoke Ganesha for:

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