Tag Archives: Sustainable Living Tasmania

Going where governments fear to tread

Party politics is making it impossible to get traction on climate policy at higher levels of government, but others are stepping up. The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion: the … Continue reading

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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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Tastex makes a move into solar-powered knitwear

A Tasmanian not-for-profit takes a leap where governments fear to tread. Repeated policy failures and a blinkered fixation on the bottom line have taught us that the top levels of government and business aren’t good at leading progressive change. But don’t … Continue reading

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