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    10 Reasons to Build Local Community Resilience

    10 Reasons to Build Community Resilience “Whether it is natural disasters, economic instability, resource constraints or unpredictable and damaging climatic events, the need for local resilience is becoming increasingly evident today. We have moved from a relatively localised economy to a largely global economy. Supply chain disruptions and geopolitical...
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    Climate Emergency Declaration

    Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity The Below excerpts are from Ian Dunlop’s keynote address at Engineers Australia “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We are not going to see growth...
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    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach

    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach Article By James Dyke, University of Southampton The IPCC has recently reported, we can’t afford the costs of what liberating all that carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere would do to the climate. So we will have to leave it in the...
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    Let’s reap the economic benefits of local food over big farming

    Let’s reap the economic benefits of local food over big farming Nicholas Rose Research Fellow at Deakin University While Australia’s national food and agriculture debate centres on boosting production and increasing exports, our local food industry is being neglected. That’s a shame because countries such as the United States and Canada,...
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    My Journey to a more Sustainable Way…

    After years of working in a competitive business environment,  having been seduced by the gods of progress and capitalism, I had an awakening that reshaped the way I now saw the world. I began to realise that what I had been taught at university and various other institutions just...
  • The science is in: gardening is good for you!

    As the weather warms and days lengthen, your attention may be turning to that forgotten patch of your backyard. This week we’ve asked our experts to share the science behind gardening. So grab a trowel and your green thumbs, and dig in. “That’s all very well put,” says Candide,...
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    9 Ideas to Help Build Resilience

    Resilience has fast become a new buzzword with civic organisations, think tanks, communities and corporations addressing potential risks. A system is said to be resilient, if it has the capacity to defend against, adapt to and repair itself after disturbances. While there has been much debate and public discourse around climate...
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    How To Start A Food Is Free Project!

    “Never underestimate your power to inspire and affect your community around you. Even the smallest of acts can really ripple out.”  John VanDeusen Edwards, Founder of The Food is Free Project Food is Free Project The Food is Free Project grows community and food while helping people gain independence from...
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    Making Sense of Change

    Article also published on Collective-Evolution Everything Changes “Become totally empty. Let your heart be at peace. Amidst the rest of the world’s comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.”  – Dr. Wayne Dyer STOP WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. JUST OBSERVE. Observe everything around you. You might be...