I won the major prize in the Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s Illawarra Climate Challenge!
I was interviewed by Gavin Webber from The Greening Of Gavin as part of a series of podcasts he’s done with sustainable bloggers from around Australia. Let me know what you think!
We’re making a documentary! One of the community groups I belong to, Jamberoo FutureCare, recently teamed up with local documentary filmmaker Russell Hawkins to apply for a cultural grant from Kiama Council. Our proposal was to make a documentary about local people trying to live more sustainably. Lucky for us, Council liked the idea and … [Read more…]
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the launch of Kiama Council’s new Kiamasphere web site on Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that our sustainability journey really got going when my family joined the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge. It gave us the impetus to … [Read more…]
There was a very good segment on ABC TV’s Landline show last Sunday, How Green Was My Valley, on the challenges faced by dairy farmers as our climate slowly changes. You can watch it online. The first 10 minutes or so focuses on a Victorian dairy famer, and the problems he faces when water allocations … [Read more…]
A little while ago I mentioned that I was interviewed for a podcast by Tim Denshire-Key. Tim is a student from RMIT who has been travelling around Australia, checking out sustainability initiatives and interviewing people. He’s finally back home and working his way through the 50+ interviews he recorded. What a huge job! Well, my … [Read more…]
Tomorrow morning, Kiama Library will be holding a Living Books session with World Environment Day as the theme, and I’m going to be one of the “books”! You may have heard me on ABC radio this morning promoting the event :-). This is an exciting new project which provides the opportunity for you to meet … [Read more…]
Yesterday I met up with Tim Denshire-Key at Wollongong University, and he interviewed me about our participation in the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge and our efforts to become more sustainable in an ordinary suburban house. He’ll use the audio in an upcoming podcast. Tim is studying Industrial Design at RMIT in Melbourne, and is currently … [Read more…]
I’m now officially a suburban eco-warrior – the newspaper said so, so it must be true! I finally got a chance to scan the Illawarra Mercury article I was interviewed for last week. Click on the small image to see the full-sized one (be warned – it’s about 750 KB). You might have to zoom … [Read more…]