I must have been around 20 at the time. What was I thinking as I stood there in the wind, wondering where life would take me? I had little fear for my future, in 1982. I lived in and for the present moment. Spontaneous. Responsive. With little planning. If I had planned ahead better, I… Continue reading What Do You Want to Achieve in 2023?
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
The Environmental Cost of Emails Many of our activities produce carbon emissions. Not everyone realises that even a humble email or google search contributes to the impact of worldwide carbon emissions, and it is one that we can change. …everything and every aspect of life has a carbon footprint – no matter how small or… Continue reading Environmental Cost of Screen Time
When Greg North, Liaison officer for the Northside Beekeepers, first became interested in a new hobby, he was surprised to find little information for those new to keeping bees. However, that changed when he found the associations of Beekeepers, a group that's been supporting apiarists and others interested in the management of European Honey bees… Continue reading The Bees Knees
Extreme Weather Events It's a strange coincidence that Sandy chose "weather," for the prompt for this fortnight's Friendly Friday challenge, as my corner of Australia experienced several extreme weather events over the last day or so. Signs of climatic change? Freak weather events? Who's to say? Typically, the weather in my region is picture postcard… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Weather
When visiting Germany in 2010, I was staggered to see solar panels on so many roofs and farms across the country, especially in the rural areas. It put my own country, Australia, to shame. Why? With plenty of strong sunlight year-round, Australia would presumably be at the forefront of engaging with solar technology early on,… Continue reading Solar Energy in Australia