The Right Time

Two firies died yesterday fighting bushfires as Australia suffered its second day this week of record breaking temperatures. Below is my brother David’s editorial piece. The Right Time The Prime Minister asserted now, in the death struggle to control devastating bushfires, was not the right time to discuss the potential impacts of climate change onContinue reading “The Right Time”

Resilience

Resilience is about coping with a new reality that’s beyond our control. It’s about finding strategies that help navigate the way ahead with a focus on the small things that are in your control. Often changing perspective may be the only positive course of action but it has the power to open the door toContinue reading “Resilience”

We’re out of gas

In the New York Times Bestseller Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming edited by Paul Hawken, I learned that heating water for showers, laundry and washing up accounts for a staggering quarter of residential energy use worldwide.  This prompted me to resume our efforts to replace our existing gas hotContinue reading “We’re out of gas”

Environmental worldviews

Human-centred Vs Stewardship Worldviews My environmental worldview aligns with stewardship. Many resources are finite and shouldn’t be wasted, humans have a responsibility (duty of care) to leave the earth in a condition similar to how they found it because earth and its resources are on loan from future generations. This requires finding sustainable ways ofContinue reading “Environmental worldviews”

The benefits of Volunteering

As most people know, helping others by doing something meaningful with your talents enriches your life far beyond what is possible when everything revolves around you. We all have different skill sets and temperaments that determine the best way we can volunteer to help others. Not all of us are suited to serve in aContinue reading “The benefits of Volunteering”

Counting down to the last goodbye

I’m a grandmother who cares deeply about the state of the planet my grand children will inherit. I’m counting down to my own death which if all goes well will be when I am 90, so I have approximately 21 years left. I am also counting down the time we have left to rescue planetContinue reading “Counting down to the last goodbye”