Sustainable step – Get rooftop solar or green electricity

Sunshine. We get a lot of it where I live. Driving around the suburbs there are a lot of houses with solar panels taking advantage of all that sunshine to produce electricity.  And it is easy to see why.  Our rooftops are a large expanse of unused real estate so it makes good economic sense to use that space to capture the power of the … Continue reading Sustainable step – Get rooftop solar or green electricity

Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this mess

In the dark reaches of my mind I think about why. Why we have mistreated this vast and beautiful planet beyond her capacity to sustain us. Perhaps if we referred to her in the masculine rather than the feminine we wouldn’t be in this mess.   As a society we tend not to exploit the masculine, we tend not to neglect the masculine.   Why … Continue reading Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this mess

Dis-information is a weapon of climate change

Last week I was listening to the Faithless album – No Roots. Do you remember it? The first single was Mass Destruction: This song was released back in 2004 in response to the increasingly unpopular ‘war on terror’.   While I love this song, I was disheartened that over a decade and a half after its release, the same messages are as relevant today as … Continue reading Dis-information is a weapon of climate change

Food security in a climate effected world

At a time when food security is being affected by climate change how do we continue to work towards ensuring healthy food is available for everyone around the world?   The concept of food security is built on four key pillars:   Availability – the production and supply of food Access – physical and economic ability to purchase food Use – sufficient intake of a … Continue reading Food security in a climate effected world

The ozone layer is healing – there is hope for climate change

It has been over 30 years since all countries of the United National agreed to phase out ozone depleting substances. Since that landmark agreement was signed we have evidence that the ozone layer is healing.  The 16 September is World Ozone Day, and the progress we have made should be celebrated.  It is projected that the Northern Hemisphere ozone will be healed by the 2030s, … Continue reading The ozone layer is healing – there is hope for climate change