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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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Preparing a new generation for living sustainably

How schools are stepping in where public discourse has failed In September, carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their annual minimum. For the first time in human history, last month they stayed above 400 parts per million, making it all … Continue reading

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The unrecognised cost of discarding and forgetting

A tax on the dumping of waste today will lessen the burden later Like clockwork, each week we line our streets with bins of stuff we don’t want, and each week the stuff is whisked away, out of sight and out of mind. … Continue reading

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