Category Archives: Projects

ACF is an excellent global resource

What is the ACF? It’s the Australian Conservation Foundation, and I am a proud member. Last night, I took part in a web conference, and want to share some of the resources our organisation is offering. You can use them, … Continue reading

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Amnesty wants a vote, not a donation

Credo Mobile donates $150,000 each month to a worthy cause. You are asked to vote for one of three contenders. The hugely important international organisation Amnesty International is one of these in February. I’ve just voted for them, and am … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, politics, Projects

Nonhuman people

I have come across two bits of evidence for my hobbyhorse concerning the intelligence of other animals. You will enjoy this delightful essay by Yami Heimbruch about learning the language of songbirds. Sure, those little feathered people have birdbrains, but … Continue reading

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Everybody has to eat

My long term friend, Kim Robinson, is a keen cook, and also a keen writer. For years now, she has put these two together, writing about cooking. Check out her new website, Food for the Soul Recipes. She has kindly … Continue reading

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Cash in that empty

South Australia has had a 10c for empty plastic bottles and aluminium cans scheme for many years. When I was there in 2011 for my granddaughter’s wedding, I noted quite an industry of poor people making more than pocket money … Continue reading

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Keep big oil out of the Bight

The Great Australian Bight is one of the wonders of the marine world. Whales breed there, and it has an incredible wealth of species. Also, it is very deep. The oil industry’s own assessment is that there is a distinct … Continue reading

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Suicides and drug overdoses rise

A recent CDC report says so. Sadly, this is more evidence, if any was needed, that John B. Calhoun was right. His work with rodents showed that when you stress a population beyond a certain limit, many individuals give up. … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, philosophy, politics, Projects, Psychology

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.

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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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