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).

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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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Joining In Great Leadership On Climate Change

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future.

What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?

It may well be come from sleeping giants.

Picture of delegates at Islamic International Climate Change Symposium, Istanbul, 17-18 August 2015

International Climate Change Symposium 17-18 August 2015, CC BY Islamic Relief

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