Category Archives: arts

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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Hope and grief in our unnatural future

A Hobart conference provides much to ponder, wonder and grieve about. [8 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] You’re driving along a highway on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk, 1500 km east of Moscow, around nine o’clock on a clear winter morning … Continue reading

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So who’s the old misery-guts?

We hear much about alarmist doomsayers predicting the end of the world, but the climate-energy crisis is something we should feel positive about. [7 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] Here we are in the Hundred Acre Wood, sheltered at last … Continue reading

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