Category Archives: consumption

Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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Where is Turnbull in the renewable revolution?

While Malcolm Turnbull and his ministers bang the coal industry drum, renewable energy is powering along. Whatever happened to Turnbull’s spirit of innovation? Just over a year ago, amid much fanfare, Malcolm Turnbull announced the program that he wanted to … Continue reading

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Unless we pay for it, our waste will consume us

The tail-end of the development pipeline is, as usual, being ignored, and Australia’s worst-offending state is Tasmania [3 November 2015 | Peter Boyer] Cancer, sex, religion and death no longer seem to be on the list of items to be … Continue reading

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