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    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet

    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet Article by Andrew Martin While climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation are decimating the planet at an alarming rate, one of the underlying purveyors of all this strife is rarely discussed, the economy and our capitalist system that promotes never ever ending growth...
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    Have we Reached Peak Consumerism? Something to Think About this Christmas!

    “In order to gain and to hold the esteem of men it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power. The wealth or power must be put in evidence, for esteem is awarded only on evidence.” Thorsten Veblen A successful lawyer parked his brand new Porsche Carrera GT...
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    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study

    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study Author Pauline Ernesto Editor The Conversation Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than is commonly reported, a new study by Murdoch University and Cranfield University in the UK has found. Soil locks in greenhouse...
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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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    Increasing Awareness is Our Only Hope!

    Article by Andrew Martin “If we are too busy, if we are carried away every day by our projects, our uncertainty, our craving, how can we have the time to stop and look deeply into the situation – our own situation, the situation of our beloved one, the situation...
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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...
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    Can You Dig This – Ron Finley, The Gangsta Gardener

    “When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.” — Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener” Ron Finley caught the public’s imagination when he delivered a highly entertaining and inspirational TED talk in 2013. Finley a self proclaimed ‘Guerilla Gardener’ plants vegetable gardens in South...