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Ecosia – the ‘Green’ Search Engine

While we’re on the subject of the ‘new green’ are you using Ecosia – the Green Search Engine? Ecosia donates 80% of its revenue to the protection of the rainforest. You can search either from their home page or by installing their browser plug-in to make Ecosia your default search engine. When I first started […]

Our evolving Mother

You may have been aware of the Queensland floods which have been devastating the state since before Christmas 2010. I live in a town about 45-60 minutes south of Toowoomba which on 10 January was subject to what some are calling an ‘inland tsunami’. If you’ve not seen footage here is some that has found […]

Earth Day 2010

April 22 is Earth Day – which has been going since 1970 as the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, USA, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness. “The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that […]

Earth Hour … I’m not sure…

Earth Hour is here again – March 27, 8.30pm local time we’re encouraged to turn our power off for 60 minutes to ‘take a stand’ against climate change. But does it really make a difference? Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and was the brainchild of a couple of marketers who wanted to […]