sustainability Category

How we invented the world – how we rooted the world!

This is a shout out to the Discovery Channel┬áto present the two sides to the “how we invented the world” series being shown in Australia at the moment. Sure our inventions have created untold wealth, improved health in developed countries, made us nice cars and tall buildings and and and. But how about presenting how […]

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Originally posted on The EOS Horizon:
Sometimes, you hold on to a faint hope, that human beings and especially those who by all logic should have the highest wisdom and responsibility, should be able to finally reach a consensus like the responsible adults they presumably are. Evidently, they are not capable of that. This despite…

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Buy local, by jove

Another awesome infographic, this time on why buy local. Some things are intuitive, like the carbon emissions and energy impact of flying stuff by plane rather than shipping by boat. If you live in New York a bottle of wine shipped from France has less environmental impact than one flown from California – I will […]

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Please dont buy this – Patagonia’s awesome initiative

Furthering my Bag It blog, not only do we have a throw a bag away culture but also a disposable attitude to products we buy. We are entering a economic and resource constrained future and in the US 750kg per person of ‘waste’ is thrown away every year. Thats not only a lot of resources […]

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“How Australia survived peak oil” – release date 2030

It still surprises me that the impact of oil security and future oil price is not widely discussed in the planning of our towns, our residential developments and the future of our everyday lives. Australia’s self sufficiency in meeting our demand for oil and other refinery feedstock production sits at around 66% in 2010, dropping […]

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Is the solution the problem? The fate of the Hyacinth Macaw.

Is sustainable thinking isolating parts of our system that are inherently linked – sustainable food system, sustainable property, sustainable population growth. Whilst our system is potentially too ‘large’ for any one person or team to cope with we are isolating possible combined solutions. The hyacinth macaw from central Brazil is in decline and researchers have […]

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Sustainable is an adjective not a noun

At some point sustainability moved from being used as a adjective to a noun, from a word used to describe a state – a sustainable future; to a word used to define a person or thing – a sustainability consultant or a sustainable building. In this shift from adjective to noun it has diluted the […]

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