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  • Martin Oliver

    Hemp houses

    Hemp as a building material is an encouraging development when the number of concerning news items about irreversible climate change is on the rise.   When we think about climate change, often overlooked is the substantial chunk of carbon emissions linked to housing construction. New residential dwellings and renovations typically ...

  • Greg Roworth

    The second critical business mistake

    Marketing is much more than advertising to find new clients. In fact, even thinking in these terms is the wrong way to look at it.   In most small businesses, the owners are the primary income earners. Not only are they responsible for developing marketing strategies and advertising promotions, they ...

  • Anya Petrovic

    The history of the future: Nikola Tesla

    Does the name Nikola Tesla sound familiar? His inventions affected the development of modern technology, yet few know much about his incredible life and achievements.   “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence.” ...

  • Michael Cauce

    Adani Carmichael Megamine: the Franklin River of our times?

    Everybody loves an epic light vs dark battle – this one’s happening right now in our backyard! One reignited ex-activist talks about his return for ‘the fight of our generation’. Immediate spheres For me, if the climate movement was a sci-fi movie, what’s happening right now in Australia feels a bit ...

  • Martin Oliver

    Syntropic farming in the tropics

    Syntropic farming was developed by Swiss farmer Ernst Götsch and may be one solution to the need of food for rapidly growing communities in the tropical belt.   In the tropics, deforestation is a major issue. When land in these regions has been deforested, the poor condition of the remaining ...

  • 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 ...


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BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT


  • Hemp houses

    Hemp as a building material is an encouraging development when the number of concerning news items about irreversible climate change is on the rise.   When we think about climate change, often overlooked is the substantial chunk of carbon emissions linked to housing construction. New residential dwellings and renovations typically ...

  • The second critical business mistake

    Marketing is much more than advertising to find new clients. In fact, even thinking in these terms is the wrong way to look at it.   In most small businesses, the owners are the primary income earners. Not only are they responsible for developing marketing strategies and advertising promotions, they ...

  • The history of the future: Nikola Tesla

    Does the name Nikola Tesla sound familiar? His inventions affected the development of modern technology, yet few know much about his incredible life and achievements.   “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence.” ...

  • Adani Carmichael Megamine: the Franklin River of our times?

    Everybody loves an epic light vs dark battle – this one’s happening right now in our backyard! One reignited ex-activist talks about his return for ‘the fight of our generation’. Immediate spheres For me, if the climate movement was a sci-fi movie, what’s happening right now in Australia feels a bit ...

  • Syntropic farming in the tropics

    Syntropic farming was developed by Swiss farmer Ernst Götsch and may be one solution to the need of food for rapidly growing communities in the tropical belt.   In the tropics, deforestation is a major issue. When land in these regions has been deforested, the poor condition of the remaining ...

  • 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 ...

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