Tag Archives: Environment

‘It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas’: the teen power list

I think this article from the Guardian builds on my book review. Young people are amazing innovators. The best point here is that the areas of impact are across: science, art, media, culture, …. STEAM in all its glory. Wonderful; … Continue reading

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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Nature Therapy

We evolved in natural surroundings.   Today, we live stressed, harried lives in urban surroundings.  This is an important reason why we suffer anxiety and depression. The attached article shows that time spent walking in nature can relax us, with … Continue reading

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Interview with Yvon Chouinard – YouTube

How to simplify you life.  Words from Yvon Chouinard, how to live an examined life and build a sustainable business. This interview is thoughtful;  the “Key to consumerism is to consume less but consume better.”  But I disagree with him … Continue reading

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Channelling the Joy | George Monbiot

I found this article by George Monbiot particularly thought provoking. As an advocate for a beautiful and sustainable future these thoughts are helpful. Channelling the Joy | George Monbiot.

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: Annie Dillard. Book Review

Recently I have been reading a modern classic, an old style library paperback, titled “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard. First published in 1974 this book describes the thoughts of the author as she lives in the small rural … Continue reading

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Forest Trip

We have just returned from four nights at my brother’s piece of forest on the outskirts of the Tongariro National Park, in New Zealand. Remember it is the middle of summer. Every morning I write a reflection. One starter question … Continue reading

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Bat Hunting

Bat Hunting. Here in New Zealand, we have two native bats; one is rare, the other endangered. Yesterday my family, and I joined our local children’s conservation group. We went bat hunting. Close to our city there is a patch … Continue reading

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Jon Morgan: Economic Degrowth No Laughing Matter | Stuff.co.nz

This article is a real surprise to me. Why? I first read it on the farming pages of a major news paper here in New Zealand. The farming pages! From my position, as an advocate for sustainable approaches to life, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development

I thought I would comment on two reviews I am using at work. The first (Sustainable development:  a birds eye view.  Waas et al (2011) Sustainability)  is a review on sustainable development.  I am finding the paper a useful review … Continue reading

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