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Will our aging population save us from climate change?

Harry Dent visited our Australian shores recently and was espousing that our aging population in Australia would cause a housing bubble to happen in the next 1-2 years. The premise being that when the baby boomers come to sell off their houses in retirement there aren’t enough Gen Xers or Millennials to buy them – […]

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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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Tis the season to be jolly – my 10 favourite sustainability jokes

One of the great traits of Australian’s is that they are (in most part) modest, humble, self-deprecating and with a sense of humour. So with a laugh for Christmas here are a few of my favourite sustainability jokes. Not sure what is meant by the third one though! Q: Why are environmentalists bad at playing […]

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Is sustainable consumption a marketing fib?

Is sustainable consumption really possible? If it isn’t then it must be a marketing fib. If it is possible, what does it look like? In a recent Guardian article about trust being important for building a sustainable company the author started off by saying “One of the reasons mainstream consumers do not go weak at […]

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Time to beef up Sydney – lessons from Hong Kong

I heard an interesting fact over the weekend – over 3 million people live above the 14th floor in Hong Kong. Wow, that’s almost 2/3rds of the population of Sydney living above the 14th floor. It got me thinking, how does Sydney compare to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has a population density of 6,100 people […]

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How to be green – cost your externalities

Following on from my post yesterday about moving to the Ecological Model (don’t forget the free book competition) and how we need to shift from our current economy to an ecological economy and what does that mean for the property industry, I thought this was quite interesting. A UK firm called TruCost specialises in calculating […]

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Sustainability versus Climate Change

A quick post on my recent experiences in the different perceptions of climate change and sustainability. I recently ran a sustainability workshop in a town located in Northern NSW, beautiful town, on a river prone to flooding, near the ocean but low lying and in an area most hit by the global financial crisis. So […]

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