Category Archives: walking

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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Tasmania: a state in Transition

On the question of sustainability, some Tasmanians are well ahead of the game. [25 September 2012 | Peter Boyer] As you read this, chances are that somewhere in Tasmania the Transition movement is working on your behalf. It might be … Continue reading

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The car addiction we just can’t seem to shake

The Hobart City Council baulks at giving priority to cycling in an important Hobart thoroughfare. [11 September 2012 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a little word association exercise. When you think of roads and streets, what other words spring to mind? For nine out … Continue reading

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