Here are two very inspiring stories of mainstream communities thinking outside the box to create collaborative solutions to local sustainability issues in Goulburn and Geelong. The Tale of Goulburn Valley… “Our agenda is food sovereignty, food sustainability. This is what we are creating with this broad community cooperative.”
Permie Students Present Solutions at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Eyes were opened and options were broadened on the weekend when two PCA Students presented at the Brisbane Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
Rural Regeneration: Good things happen in small places Just when I thought there was no hope for rural Australian communities, I’ve discovered a beacon of hope in a place least expected!
Did you know that 90 potentially invasive plant species are being sold in nurseries in Australia? George Monbiot ducsussesthe problem of our govenments’ reluctance to deal effectively with ecologically harmful plant and animal species: http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2010/10/04/the-aliens-are-coming/
Robyn Francis writes about the Permaculture approach to development and aid. The focus of permaculture working with communities in need, is to build resilience, empower people to solve their own problems, and to regenerate damaged environments to health and abundance.
Target ONE EARTH – Living Within Our Footprint and What we can Learn from Cuba Robyn Francis reports on her visit to Cuba to experience ‘first hand’ the only nation on earth living within its ecological footprint. We can live better with less – Cuba shows us how…
Efficient, labour saving, low maintenance, user-friendly are catch-cries we hear all the time, yet how much unnecessary work do we create for ourselves, often without even being aware of it? Eliminating unnecessary work is intrinsic to good permaculture design.