Author Archives: Dr Bob Rich

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.

Good tips on reducing energy use

This infographic from Environment America will save you money and reduce your environmental footprint wherever you live. Harvard University Office for Sustainability, the source of the pic, also has excellent advice. Advertisements

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Shopping bags

In our little town, there is a group of enthusiastic women, including my wife, who hold occasional working bees, making shopping bags from things like old sheets. They decorate them, and have made them available for free to a local … Continue reading

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How has writing rewarded you? What has it cost you?

Other essays in Rhobin’s Rounds This is Rhobin’s task for her Round Robin in November, 2018. I really, truly and absolutely cannot think of one negative about writing. So, that’s the second half of the essay out of the way. … Continue reading

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We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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Good news for tigers and rhinos — for now

Chinese medicine has superstitious aspects, like rhino horn and tiger bits enhancing male potency. While Chinese authorities are all for wildlife conservation, traditionally they’d allowed bits of these animals as long as they were captive, and bred for the purpose. … Continue reading

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A plan to stop global extinction

Avaaz is raising money to enable them to have an input into the Global Deal for Nature at the crucial Biodiversity Summit of 2020. This is the most important issue facing humanity. Climate change is only part of it. We … Continue reading

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Toolkit for making a climate change difference

You can download a detailed guide for personal actions you can take, never mind the idiocy of certain politicians. It was prepared for Australia, but minor modifications allow it to be applied anywhere. This is from the Climate Council, one … Continue reading

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He didn’t want charity, but received love anyway

Forty years ago, a refugee couple from Cambodia set up a donut shop in Seal Beach, California. As refugees do, they grew into the community. Now, the lady is recovering from a brain aneurysm, and her husband wants to spend … Continue reading

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Who would Jesus vote for?

I’ve been doing my best to ignore the political barrage, but this inspiring post by Brandi Miller made me want to translocate to America and hug the lady.

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How to reduce extinctions

A few months ago, I made a submission to an Australian Senate enquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis. They have just notified me that I may now make my submission public, so I have uploaded it as a PDF file. … Continue reading

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