1 Step In A Different Direction Sets Us On A Different Path

Once upon a time, I thought that New Year resolutionsTime for change 8620349_l were about making me a better person. You know, the usual ‘lose weight, get fit’.

Or about new experiences or ways of looking at life. Things like ‘read a new book every month’ or ‘laugh more’. Continue reading

Good News And Bad News

Three months ago I wrote about how slowly the Steam locomotive wheelswheels of large, conservative organisations can turn, especially when responding to questions they’d rather not answer…or are just simply hard work for them.

And I mentioned how I had finally received a response from my main superannuation (retirement) fund.

Well, a short time ago I finally received a response from my other superannuation (retirement) fund. Continue reading

Queuing Up To Switch Banks

Queue of people wanting to close ANZ bank accounts, Melbourne, Australia, October 2013

Image courtesy 350.org Australia

What are these people waiting for?

They’re queuing up to close their bank accounts.

Why?

Because they discovered that their money in the bank was being used to wreak environmental damage.

At the start of the (Australian) financial year, I wrote about how your money in the bank – if it’s the wrong bank – can Continue reading

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

You know that ‘do what I say, not what I do’ just doesn’t Dictionary definition of invest (part)inspire confidence in the speaker’s leadership.

That’s because we know that actions speak louder than words.

So I was very pleased when my main superannuation fund Continue reading

Drawing The Line – Getting Free From Big Oil

Man holding petrol pump nozzle to his head

Image: Fotolia

A couple of protests have made headlines in the last few days.

The first appears to have been big news in Canada and the US and amongst environmental organisations. It was the Draw the Line day of action organised by 350.org against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to transport oil from Canadian tar sands to Texas for refining.

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