Tag Archives: Rick Leighton

Behind the bustle, a wall of silence

Tasmania’s major parties have a huge responsibility to implement effective climate policy, but leadership is sadly absent. [4 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If being busy is any guide, climate change is all the rage in Tasmania. Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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Home, not-so-sweet Home

There are ways of making homes less burnable, but then there’s nature — especially human nature. [26 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Some rain has come and, fingers crossed, the bushfire season might just be over — a good time … Continue reading

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A builder shows a way to warmer, cheaper homes

A Tasmanian builder has shown that energy-efficient housing does’t have to cost the earth. [ 17 July 2012 | Peter Boyer] It was England, home of the class system, that spawned the notion of “chattering classes” — people who spend … Continue reading

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