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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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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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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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Prosecute this international criminal

From Avaaz: Dear friends, US investigators are closing in on Trump’s trail of corruption — indicting his personal lawyer, his campaign chief, and many more. But Trump says he’s above the law, and he’s considering drastic steps to shut down … Continue reading

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Great music for a great cause

G’day Bob, Iain Gillespie, the inspiration behind our RAR Healesville group, has been working on a wonderful CD, to raise funds for our work for refugees and people seeking asylum. We have decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to help … Continue reading

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An inspiring event

In the last issue, I reviewed The Power of Good People, by Para Paheer and Alison Corke. I’ve just returned from the book’s launch in Eltham, 25-odd Km away from my home, and have the need to share this wonderful … Continue reading

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Holiday period miserable?

Christmas time is supposed to be happy: gifts, generosity, family reunions, closing off a year and hoping for a better one. For many people, the reality is that this time of the year is the worst. Some are isolated and … Continue reading

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Climate change is still on track — but that’s all right

Comments are at the bottom of the page. Please leave one. A climate change denier left this message in response to my essay, But there is no need for despair: nice try bob, but the world isn’t going to end … Continue reading

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Clichés define a culture

The best way to understand a culture, its hidden determinants, is to study what is held to be “common sense:” its clichés. So, I am making up two lists: 1. What is common sense and automatically held to be true … Continue reading

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