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  • Paul Benhaim

    The story of Australia’s hemp pioneer

    On May 1, 2017 hemp was finally legalised as a food in Australia. Here is the remarkable story of the man who has spent the past two decades committed to sharing the health of hemp with everyone.   It was during my travels in Canada in 1993 that I was

  • Mei Ouw

    What were you thinking?

    The words we use and the internal movies we play change our experiences and perspective in life.   Are you feeling stressed out, frazzled, and out of control? Do you blame this on your job, boss, kids, or partners? What if I were to tell you that stress isn’t caused

  • Dan Thomas

    The autumn garden

    After the last six months of growth and hard work, the autumn garden is ready for change, reflection, and restoration.   Autumn is upon us. Like a mad man I’m busy taking the best photos of our garden before its gradual decline into dormancy. Although the garden is designed to

  • Martin Oliver

    The Transition Movement

    The Transition Movement is a global network of local towns, villages and suburbs that are pursuing a community-level response to the issues of oil depletion and climate change.   In the Alsace region of north-east France, not far from the border with Germany, is a small town (commune in France)

  • Mandy Galbraith

    Working in a way that feeds my soul

    Having had enough of feeling stressed at work, I surrendered and discovered another way of working. Every day I learn more about how to work in a way that feeds my soul. I’ve finally discovered work-life balance.   Having recently left the corporate landscape for greener pastures and prior to

  • Greg Roworth

    The first critical business mistake

    Want long-term success in your business? It may be time to start clarifying your vision and inspiring your stakeholders to join you on your mission.   Many business owners, even profitable and apparently successful ones, have an enterprise that is overwhelmingly reliant on their constant presence, demanding their personal time,

  • 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


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BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT


  • The story of Australia’s hemp pioneer

    On May 1, 2017 hemp was finally legalised as a food in Australia. Here is the remarkable story of the man who has spent the past two decades committed to sharing the health of hemp with everyone.   It was during my travels in Canada in 1993 that I was

  • What were you thinking?

    The words we use and the internal movies we play change our experiences and perspective in life.   Are you feeling stressed out, frazzled, and out of control? Do you blame this on your job, boss, kids, or partners? What if I were to tell you that stress isn’t caused

  • The autumn garden

    After the last six months of growth and hard work, the autumn garden is ready for change, reflection, and restoration.   Autumn is upon us. Like a mad man I’m busy taking the best photos of our garden before its gradual decline into dormancy. Although the garden is designed to

  • The Transition Movement

    The Transition Movement is a global network of local towns, villages and suburbs that are pursuing a community-level response to the issues of oil depletion and climate change.   In the Alsace region of north-east France, not far from the border with Germany, is a small town (commune in France)

  • Working in a way that feeds my soul

    Having had enough of feeling stressed at work, I surrendered and discovered another way of working. Every day I learn more about how to work in a way that feeds my soul. I’ve finally discovered work-life balance.   Having recently left the corporate landscape for greener pastures and prior to

  • The first critical business mistake

    Want long-term success in your business? It may be time to start clarifying your vision and inspiring your stakeholders to join you on your mission.   Many business owners, even profitable and apparently successful ones, have an enterprise that is overwhelmingly reliant on their constant presence, demanding their personal time,

  • 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

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