Category Archives: environment

Another inspiring young woman

When she was 7, I was her nurse in hospital. She spent the formative years of life at Moora Moora, my community. Now she is 23, and a law student, and has done a world first. She is suing the … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg inspires again

When I type her name, often I get a typo: my fingers want to write “Great.” Perhaps this is not a mistake. She was given yet another award, with a huge money endowment as part of it. This time, she … Continue reading

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The Idle Off Project

Breathing in vehicle fumes is bad for you. It is particularly harmful for children. And yet, every afternoon, buses and parents’ cars spew the noxious stuff in school parking areas. This is why the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) has … Continue reading

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CREDO Mobile, the Carrier with a Conscience

For years now, I have voted for one or another organization who were in line to receive a wonderful donation from Credo. This is a company that provides telephone and other services, but with a huge difference. “Since 1985, we’ve … Continue reading

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Another reason to protect the environment

Please read this calm, factual but terrifying account of how and why new diseases emerge. It examines the situation in Australia, but consider that a case study. The same is true everywhere humans intrude on nature, and that probably includes … Continue reading

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The planet is still on fire

The virus has pushed the environment out of the headlines, but climate change is still the worse threat, by far. April and May are still only Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but Siberia is already suffering worse fires than they … Continue reading

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Featured on popular blog

For quite some time, I have enjoyed posts on the Luck-It Network, which has a versatile, interesting set of posts. It is run by Sara, a lady in Singapore. She has interviewed me on three different topics. The first one … Continue reading

Posted in environment, fun, Guest posts, Interviews of me, philosophy, writing

Methane levels at all-time high

This report in the Scientific American is on NOAA’s findings for 2019. The final figures won’t be available for months, but the conclusion is certain: we are cooking ourselves with methane. Where I live, the supposedly environmental state government has … Continue reading

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Recycled safety

Here is a breathing mask that doesn’t hide your face. It uses your clothing as the filter, and even stops you from scratching your face. And it’s made from a recycled throw-away bottle, protecting wildlife. The offcuts can still go … Continue reading

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A grassroots manifesto, by Don Lubov

A couple of years ago, I reviewed one of Don’s books, and found it excellent. He reviewed From Depression to Contentment. Recently, he invited me to contribute to an anthology he and his wife are constructing, and has shared a … Continue reading

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