BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT


  • Martin Oliver

    Buderim’s Urban Food Street

    Nature strip gardening such as the Urban Food Street has seen a resurgence in Australia.   Evoking an association of ginger for many people, Buderim today has grown into an urban centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. However, in recent years it has also become known in some quarters for a

  • Martin Oliver

    Waste not, want not cafes

    The Real Junk Food Project is a world-wide effort to prevent food waste, and diverts many tonnes of food from the tip each year.   According to the best estimates, about a third of the world’s food production is wasted. Attitudes to this issue have shifted significantly in recent years,

  • Anne Wilson Schaef

    Heal the building, the land, & the people

    “We, as humans and as a planet, want to be healed, fully-functioning and whole. And sometimes, we lose our way.” [A.W. Schaef from Boulder Hot Springs, Montana] Finding my ‘center’ Back in 1989, I was doing a great deal of traveling around the USA and around the world to work

  • Martin Oliver

    Toward zero deforestation – what you can do too

    The global rate of deforestation has fortunately halved over the past 25 years. Despite this encouraging trend, consumers need to take a proactive stand to help curb further losses.   Deforestation around the globe In May 2016, Norway became the first country to adopt a zero deforestation policy by ensuring

  • Steve Werlin

    Microfinancing the poor in Haiti

    Microfinancing is effective in many communities, but what about those who are too poor to get started? Fonkoze is Haiti’s answer. Founded in 1994, it now has branches in all parts of Haiti, and supports women like Ytelet to get out of extreme poverty and into futures as business owners.

  • Martin Oliver

    ‘Blockadia’ – and how you and I are changing the world

    In the past, action on climate change has been stymied by the dominant system of neoliberal capitalism. In contrast to endless economic growth, the solution is likely to lie in the de-growth movement and re-localisation. Across the globe, many communities are engaged in struggles to defend themselves from the incursion

  • Living Now

    Getting our environmental legacy right

    “We have very little relationship to our garbage here in Australia. We throw it away, and my point as an environmental geographer, is to say: Where is ‘away’? Away is here for someone.” [Darrin Magee] It’s time to get our environmental legacy right!   You know that sharp moment when a

  • Living Now

    The Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania

    This magnificent expanse of ancient wilderness is the largest temperate rainforest in Australian and the second largest in the world. The 447,000 hectares are an ancient slice of Gondwanaland with over 60 rare and endangered species.

  • shannon.panzo

    Be successful

    Train your mind to create what you want to achieve in business and life.   Your greatest ambitions are expressed in your business pursuits. You quickly find that book knowledge about business has little to do with running your own business. This is where your creativity will shine. Use your

  • anne-maree.mcinerney

    Ethical investment, social enterprise and The Blue Economy

    It may seem crazy that a sustainability educator and advisor is critical of the green economy – but bear with me – it’s because something better (yet relatively unknown) exists. It’s called the blue cconomy.   Most enlightened consumers and business owners have no doubt sung the praises of the

  • Martin Oliver

    Sikkim goes totally organic over 12 years

    Despite early concerns, farmers have been very happy with the outcomes in Sikkim, and have seen an average twenty per cent increase in income. Yield has risen as soil fertility improves.   India’s pesticide use is relatively low in comparison with much of the world, but has nonetheless led to

  • bush.heritageaustralia

    The night parrot returns

    The night parrot returns; a good-news story for Australian wildlife – a bird thought to be extinct has been rediscovered! by Bush Heritage Australia   When the only known population of the night parrot (pezoporus accidentalis) was re-discovered in remote south-western Queensland by John Young in 2013, it created unprecedented


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BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT


  • Buderim’s Urban Food Street

    Nature strip gardening such as the Urban Food Street has seen a resurgence in Australia.   Evoking an association of ginger for many people, Buderim today has grown into an urban centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. However, in recent years it has also become known in some quarters for a

  • Waste not, want not cafes

    The Real Junk Food Project is a world-wide effort to prevent food waste, and diverts many tonnes of food from the tip each year.   According to the best estimates, about a third of the world’s food production is wasted. Attitudes to this issue have shifted significantly in recent years,

  • Heal the building, the land, & the people

    “We, as humans and as a planet, want to be healed, fully-functioning and whole. And sometimes, we lose our way.” [A.W. Schaef from Boulder Hot Springs, Montana] Finding my ‘center’ Back in 1989, I was doing a great deal of traveling around the USA and around the world to work

  • Toward zero deforestation – what you can do too

    The global rate of deforestation has fortunately halved over the past 25 years. Despite this encouraging trend, consumers need to take a proactive stand to help curb further losses.   Deforestation around the globe In May 2016, Norway became the first country to adopt a zero deforestation policy by ensuring

  • Microfinancing the poor in Haiti

    Microfinancing is effective in many communities, but what about those who are too poor to get started? Fonkoze is Haiti’s answer. Founded in 1994, it now has branches in all parts of Haiti, and supports women like Ytelet to get out of extreme poverty and into futures as business owners.

  • ‘Blockadia’ – and how you and I are changing the world

    In the past, action on climate change has been stymied by the dominant system of neoliberal capitalism. In contrast to endless economic growth, the solution is likely to lie in the de-growth movement and re-localisation. Across the globe, many communities are engaged in struggles to defend themselves from the incursion

  • Getting our environmental legacy right

    “We have very little relationship to our garbage here in Australia. We throw it away, and my point as an environmental geographer, is to say: Where is ‘away’? Away is here for someone.” [Darrin Magee] It’s time to get our environmental legacy right!   You know that sharp moment when a

  • The Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania

    This magnificent expanse of ancient wilderness is the largest temperate rainforest in Australian and the second largest in the world. The 447,000 hectares are an ancient slice of Gondwanaland with over 60 rare and endangered species.

  • Be successful

    Train your mind to create what you want to achieve in business and life.   Your greatest ambitions are expressed in your business pursuits. You quickly find that book knowledge about business has little to do with running your own business. This is where your creativity will shine. Use your

  • Ethical investment, social enterprise and The Blue Economy

    It may seem crazy that a sustainability educator and advisor is critical of the green economy – but bear with me – it’s because something better (yet relatively unknown) exists. It’s called the blue cconomy.   Most enlightened consumers and business owners have no doubt sung the praises of the

  • Sikkim goes totally organic over 12 years

    Despite early concerns, farmers have been very happy with the outcomes in Sikkim, and have seen an average twenty per cent increase in income. Yield has risen as soil fertility improves.   India’s pesticide use is relatively low in comparison with much of the world, but has nonetheless led to

  • The night parrot returns

    The night parrot returns; a good-news story for Australian wildlife – a bird thought to be extinct has been rediscovered! by Bush Heritage Australia   When the only known population of the night parrot (pezoporus accidentalis) was re-discovered in remote south-western Queensland by John Young in 2013, it created unprecedented

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