poppies in norway against a rock wall
Australia, Gardening

In the Garden Friendly Friday Challenge

The explosive delight of a Spring flower bud opening, a field of poppies flourishing where once there was death, the tenacity of a weed, seizing life in a crevice, this is the gift a garden offers. Gardens are places where life blossoms, blissfully ignorant of dire world events. In a chaotic world, we search for… Continue reading In the Garden Friendly Friday Challenge

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blogging, Environment

Disinformation and the Climate Crisis

Anyone reading independent news reports would be well aware of the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Predictions state the planet has only ten years within which we can enact significant change if we want to avoid devastating environmental consequences. When does climate change become climate crisis? The answer is, "decades ago."The Climate Covenant,… Continue reading Disinformation and the Climate Crisis

Environment

Revelations About Carbon Emissions

Co2 Emissions by World Population - pendantry.wordpress.com/ Back in the 80s, when I was studying the environment, the question of how to effect climate action in a globally just way was hard to figure out. Why shouldn't Third World countries develop and exploit natural resources and enjoy the pleasures that a higher standard of living… Continue reading Revelations About Carbon Emissions

Australia, Community, Environment, Food, Gardening

REKO – Covid safe drive through food

By the time the humble spud or apple reaches your supermarket shelf from its trek from the farm, it could be up to three weeks old, due to storage times: days waiting for freighting in trucks, sitting in the open air at wholesale markets, transportation to distribution centres and then to individual supermarkets. Then, there… Continue reading REKO – Covid safe drive through food

Australia, Book review, Environment, History & Traditions

Maralinga – Australian Author Judy Nunn

In the 1950s the British military detonated a total of 21 nuclear weapons in various sites in Australia. Maralinga is the most infamous of these sites. British soldiers were told it was a secret assignment and despite the displacement of the local Aboriginal people, many were still exposed to high levels of radiation and became sick or died.

Environment

Simple Sustainable SOLUTIONS to Reduce Waste and Plastic

According to the [U.S.] EPA, the average person produces approximately 4.9 pounds of “solid waste” or trash per day. Thankfully, you can recycle many everyday household items to help promote a cleaner, greener environment. porch.com It really isn't that hard to Reduce your waste and Recycle. But rather than focus on the problems, spreading the… Continue reading Simple Sustainable SOLUTIONS to Reduce Waste and Plastic