I was recently involved in consultation about planning for a new suburban development. We were responding to a proposal from a developer.
Most of us involved do not have any problem with development per se, especially increasing density in existing urban areas. That’s because it can be an exciting step forward in Continue reading
Sometimes it seems that calls to live more sustainably seem to be only about self-sacrifice. Giving things up. Doing without. For the greater good, of course.
That’s all fine and dandy if you like being a martyr for the cause.
But not all of us want to be martyrs. (At least not all Continue reading
Ever have those times when life, the universe and everything seem to get in your way?
I didn’t post a blog entry last Monday because some extra-ordinary circumstances made it impossible for me to do so.
Sometimes that’s just the way things are.
Bigger things get in the way of our normal life. Continue reading
A couple of months ago I wrote about being inspired to take action.
I mentioned how, even if you are very clear about why you – everyone – need to live more sustainably, sometimes it just gets too hard, too wearisome. And that’s when we need help. Continue reading
Focussing on recycling during one week is a great opportunity to improve our efforts and take our good habits into the community, to work and to school.
In Australia, National Recycling Week is an annual event, and in 2012 it is on 12-18 November. Continue reading