I'm going to start straight off by saying this is not my area of expertise - far from it, so I will learn something too! Fortunately I have some people in my life who can help me with the technology learning curve. My first point would be: you don't need to be an expert in … Continue reading 52 Climate actions: 7 – Hold meetings online
Eat less meat and dairy: Is it really so simple? Addressing complex issues like climate change may appear to be simple and obvious. We know that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our individual and collective carbon footprint is vital, but there is not always a one size fits all solution. I suggest that it is … Continue reading 52 Climate actions – week 6
PROTECT AND RESTORE WETLANDS: We hear a lot about deforestation and the need to protect and restore forests to reduce the effects of climate change, as well as the many other ecosystem services they provide. Of equal importance, but less well known, is the importance of the world's wetlands as a carbon sink. They may … Continue reading 52 Climate actions – week 5
THINK DIFFERENTLY: Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture said "permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation, rather than protracted and thoughtless action..." He also said "We don't have to suppose we need oil, or governments, or anything." We are being invited to reconsider everything about how we … Continue reading 52 Climate Actions: week 4
ASSESS YOUR CLIMATE RISKS I'm writing this at a time when much of Australia is experiencing devastating bush fires. At the same time there have been tropical storms with deluges of rain, and hailstorms that have caused significant damage. Other countries have experienced their own extreme weather events, from cyclones to flooding to wild fires … Continue reading 52 Climate Actions: week 3
2: REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT see https://www.52climateactions.com/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/full Have you had a go at calculating your carbon footprint? If not you can do it here: https://www.wwf.org.au Although all carbon/ecological calculators are an estimate, they give an indication of how our consumption and production compares to people in other parts of the world. There are different measures … Continue reading 52 Climate Actions: week 2
52 Climate Actions is a project led by the Permaculture Association (UK) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and followed a declaration by the international permaculture community to the Paris Climate Conference. See https://www.52climateactions.com/ for more information. The project was publicly launched in 2019, offering 52 possible actions that we can take, individually or collectively, to … Continue reading 52 Climate Actions – week 1
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