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The local pond.

I was walking Juno down to my local coffee haunt this morning when I heard an unusual sound. TrrrBonk! ……TrrrBONK!……………. GlobBONK! Oh my gosh. Frogs. I have not heard the sound of frogs in this area since I cannot remember when. We scooted over to the nearby pond to take a closer look. I couldnt […]

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A grim perspective.

The 2018 California fires burnt 2 million acres. The 2019 Amazon fires 2.2 million; and the 2019 Siberian fires 6.7 million. So far Australia’s 2019/20 fires have burnt 12 million acres. Now, I am not one to often talk of politics in this space but during this time of crisis, we have seen a total […]

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NYE 2019. Nothing happy about it.

New years eve 2019. The thin green ribbon of forests, grasslands and bush that skirt the edge of Australia and have been desiccated by drought over the last few years are now burning. Communities have been devastated with an as yet unassessed number of homes/businesses destroyed and a grimly growing death toll. Large numbers of […]

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Update: switching to an ‘old-style’ safety razor.

A while back I wrote about my experiment swapping over to an old style safety razor in an attempt to decrease the plastic waste from my disposable razor cartridges. Here is my report back on the experience thus far. It feels a little different The first thing to note is that using a safety razor […]

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The sandwich bag

Yes of course it’s degradable! Over thousands of years stuff like this degrades into microplastics that enter the food chain bringing with it chemicals such as styrene, toxic metals, phthalates, bisphenol A, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that may be absorbed into it during the manufacturing process. Your selling point would be……??? Since the […]

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Wild

Remember the Wild

Here is a site worth checking out. Remember the Wild is an online community reconnecting Australians and their local environments with storytelling, science, projects and initiatives. The site also includes educational stories and practical posts on topics such as attracting birds to your garden, creating a bee sanctuary in 4 easy steps, building a forest […]

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Lucent

This is a difficult movie to watch. It will confront you. It will upset you.Don’t watch it now, rather, set aside some time when you are ready. But please do watch it. My own diet is predominantly plant based. I would not call myself a vegetarian as I occasionally eat fish and I consume dairy […]

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Clean Shave, Dirty Planet

I shave my head. A lot. Every second or third day usually.Because when you have a head as anatomically good looking as mine, you shouldn’t hide it under a hairy distraction. No? But personal grooming narcissism has a cost. Recently Kelly and I have been taking inventory of all our plastic waste generation in an […]

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Travel

A very windy day

The problem with whale watching during a gale is that sea spray and whale spray look ridiculously similar. There are a couple of wild windy pressure systems being squeezed up the east coast of Australia over the next two days. We had planned to drive to Tilba to have a poke around, but on seeing […]