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Mining greed at irreversible costs

In the 1850s Australia was gripped by gold fever.  When gold was found in the southern tablelands area around Braidwood, tiny villages and settlements suddenly boomed as miners, merchants and mercenaries arrived to seek their fortunes. One of these was … Continue reading

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Walking? Footpaths are your prerogative

Sustainability, health and urban planning are more closely linked than might be apparent at first thought. An example is the public handwringing about the ‘obesity epidemic’ and the plethora of public programs designed to get us off our collectively expanding … Continue reading

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Petrol or water? Cost and value

I overheard a discussion about petrol prices between two men at the local service station the other day. One of them had just put about $90 worth in a fairly new-looking Jeep Cherokee and the other was in the process … Continue reading

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Local sustainability and natural disasters

I was recently discussing the Queensland flood with a friend who is involved in the Transition Towns movement. How, she wondered, can small-scale local sustainability projects which encourage people to grow and share food, have any positive effect in the … Continue reading

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