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TOOLS | Small changes

January 31, 2012


One of the tasks set for Enabling Suburbs is the sharing of tools that can facilitate change a range of habits, dependencies and practices, and to perhaps evaluate those. It’s about enabling individuals and communities to find their footing on the pathway to sustainability. In the first instance, a service like Food Connect can change […]

DATA | Australian Consumption

December 19, 2011


The Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) interactive Consumption Atlas provides data about consumption by postcode and the environmental impact of that consumption. It calculates how much water and land is used, and how much greenhouse pollution is created, to support our lifestyles. The good people of Aspley generate 19.85 tonnes of greenhouse pollution per person per […]

FOOD | Suburban Produce

December 9, 2011


Last night at our regular extended family dinner, we spoke with my mother about her life in her village of birth in the northern reaches of Italy. She migrated in the late 1950s and has deeply etched memories of her life there and some retention of the skills she acquired. She recounts stories of keeping […]

LOCAL | WestfieldWatch?

November 2, 2011


Recently I made a comment in a post about rent hikes at Westfield Chermside with the qualification that I had not verified the claim. A report in the local newspaper, Northside Chronicle (2 November 2011), confirms the story stating that one trader was facing a rent increase of $45,000, resulting in total rent of $162,000 […]