Eco-footprint Category

How to be green – the one planet benefits of ‘productivity’ rather than ‘efficiency’

Although it may at first not appear that a Russian medical train is a possible solution to living within the means of one planet it does in fact have huge benefits. Our future needs to focus on productivity as much if not more than efficiency. How so? The downside Let us first look at the […]

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The power of fast food

The power of fast food is huge. A recent comment on a Ted Talk summed it up well “the global processed/fast food sectors are 1/5 the size of the US economy, about 3 Trillion USD (depending on what categories are included). Annual industry profits of ~150 Billion USD are derived from the ability to sell […]

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How to be green – lessons from Vancouver

The City of Vancouver took a bold approach to trying to become the ‘world’s greenest city’, many cities are also aiming for the same accolade such as the City of Sydney’s 2030 plan but the City of Vancouver has chosen to adopt the ecological footprint approach – a much more transparent and rigorous approach to […]

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How to be sustainable – only use your Fair Earth-Share but what does that mean?

So you are one of the 10% of the worlds wealthiest people, you are responsible for over 50% of the world’s carbon emissions and if everyone lived like you we would need three planets to survive. And that ‘you’ is me, you and pretty much anyone reading this blog. What can you do? What would […]

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Is sustainability still sustainable – don’t take the fool’s gold and prepare for our unsustainability

I am still only on chapter 1 and this book is blowing my mind. This post offers a few thoughts on finishing chapter 1 as well as some food for thought about the property industry’s ‘fool’s gold’. A kind reader pointed out that I had got the name of the book wrong in the post […]

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How to be Green – just start!

I’ve started running again, it’s been about 6 months so I’m a bit slowly than normal and normally I’m slow. Anyway, as I was running / fast walking across the harbour bridge this morning I was overtaken by quite a few fit runners, you know the ones with the long socks, and I started thinking […]

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What is sustainability – don’t try and hide your own consumption by lying about someone else’s

One of my pet hates is using data in a misleading way to hide your own misgivings and this one is fairly blatant. On treehugger a few days ago an article was published about a Chinese pork producer proposing a purchase of America’s largest pork producer – Smithfield. Now, yes any developing country buying a […]

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