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Save the environment! Clean ponds!

It started so well, “Helping the environment needs a realistic approach”.  That seems like a really sensible aim. It went on to talk about the ACT government plans for renewable energy – 90% renewable energy by 2020 and 40% emissions reductions.  Again, I say woot! somebody is taking this energy thing seriously. And then she…

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Transport privilege

I’m procrastinating about a fee proposal, so have a blog post instead; I live in the inner city.  I walk or ride a tricycle (my own) to do the local market and supermarket shopping (truthfully, my husband mostly does it).  I also ride the Food Know How tricycle between local cafes and the Collingwood Children’s…

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Has it really been a year?

Ooops, long time no blog. It hasn’t been a year, it’s been a year and a month or so.  It appears that I’m still paying the mortgage and eating, so it’s been moderately successful. I’ve also found time to get gardening done and make stuff and start volunteering with Food Know How. Each week i…

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Power

Lately I’ve been noticing expressions of power, the way people interact and behave and how it manifests in getting stuff done and how easy or hard it might be.  Look, they might just be coincidences, but I guess I experience a bit of a double whammy when it comes to having to assert my power…

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Climate adaptation – what are you doing?

Prompted by this string of articles and today’s weather, I’m thinking about climate adaptation – my own, yours and our clients. Could we acclimatise to the hotter summers to come?  Too hot to sleep? Here’s why Air conditioning: we need to talk about indoor climate change Actually, I started last night when I pre-cooled the house by leaving…

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Is it Wednesday already?

If I were being paid by someone else to work, I guess I would be working during the day, sewing in the evening, taking Friday off work and saying “no” more often. But I’m not, so I’ll enjoy the opportunity to participate in family life and squeeze the work into the edges.

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TGIF?

Doesn’t Shouldn’t really apply when you work at home, but I do tend to put away the pressure to work on the weekend, and Friday does have a different, more relaxed quality too. This morning’s task was sorting out backups.  The good thing that has come out of the hacker kerfuffle was getting a much…

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celebrating the small successes

Hooray!  I went and knocked on 5 whole doors yesterday.  I left my business card with 4 of them.  (Hi! if you’re one of them). Melbourne Forum was quite good, the speakers talked about projects I’ve heard of before, but that have now adopted the One Planet Living framework to talk about their sustainability credentials.…

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the dreaded third album

Hopefully you can see a bunch of new pages.  I’ve spent the past few days getting things a bit more squared away.  If you find any typos, please let me know.  Here’s what’s new; Energy NABERS assessments Free Energy Assessment (the secret page, that’s not in the menu) NCC Compliance I finally paid my NABERS…

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Monday morning

I just registered to attend the public lecture for One Planet Living Australia on Friday night. Then I realised that it’s one of the topics at the Melbourne Forum on Wednesday, and I’m definitely going to that. I think I’ll decide on Wednesday if I’m also going on Friday.

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