Author Archives: Peter Boyer

What we can take away from Katowice

COP24 was neither a roaring success nor an abject failure, but the next 12 months will have to deliver in a big way. It’s tempting to focus on the many negatives in this year’s climate summit in Poland, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Recovering our waste – and our humanity

Glenorchy’s Recovery Shop is an object lesson in how to deal with waste Glenorchy, home of Mona, is doubly blessed. Before Mona there was the Tip Shop, or as it’s now known, the Recovery Shop, which this year celebrated 25 years in … Continue reading

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The value of a street education

School students, facing a lifetime of climate chaos, have every right to protest in the streets. A few words last week from Scott Morrison and his resources minister, Matt Canavan, could only have widened an already obvious gap between them … Continue reading

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