Taking A Break From Driving

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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

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.

We could, of course do that any time. Continue reading

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Body and Your Planet

New Year resolution book & pen Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SAAnother year over, and a new one just begun. Happy New Year and may it be a wonderful one!

As 2015 begins, but before it starts to speed away, many of us will be taking a moment to look back. A brief chance to take stock of the past and with this in mind, plan changes for the Continue reading

The Best Intentions – When Your Resolutions Don’t Turn Out

Time for change 8620349_lEach year my family spends Christmas/New Year with my parents.  The whole family gets together and all except one of us has to travel a long way.  And it’s worth it as we all come together for the celebrations. 🙂

Travel Planning Goes Walkabout

Many years ago my family started Continue reading

Advocacy Gets Results: Stepping Up To Make A Difference

I’m feeling chuffed.Young casually-dressed woman showing how pleased she is

Let me tell you why.

Last year, my local parliament began an Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users. ‘Vulnerable road users’ are us when we aren’t inside the steel of a car, van or truck – such as when we are walking, riding a bicycle or motorbike.

The parliamentary committee called for ‘public submissions’.  That means that anyone can send their views in.

So I did. Continue reading