Category Archives: community action

Activities by communities and individuals to reduce carbon emissions

Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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On marriage, children and the future

Maybe we’re not completely screwed, after all. Last week, among close family and friends, I saw two young people married in a ferny glade on our wonderful mountain. It was a happy event as every wedding should be. Weddings are … Continue reading

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Community energy: an idea whose time has come

The big gap in our arsenal to expand renewable energy – between home systems and power utilities – can be filled by community energy, and it can’t happen too soon. In humanity’s greatest challenge – to survive and thrive without … Continue reading

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