Tag Archives: Sustainable Living Tasmania

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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Rebuilding from the ground up in dirt-poor Cuba

There are things we in Tasmania can learn from the struggle for survival in Cuba. [20 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] Cuba is a four-letter word. Like many such words it carries a lot more weight than its literal meaning. … Continue reading

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On being thankful for small mercies

Sustainability policy is moving at a snail’s pace in Tasmania, but elsewhere things are moving even more slowly. [13 November 2012 | Peter Boyer] There’s a story going round that Tasmania is a basket case. With a near-empty kitty we … Continue reading

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