“Australia’s ability to influence the future climate is virtually zero” So what do we do?

    Hamilton and Wilkenfeld pull no punches in this (very readable) discussion of the current and future state of climate change in Australia and, more importantly, our attitude to it and the actions we need to take NOW in the face of it.

    Transition your home from fossil fuels, now

    There are few individuals who can say they have been invited into over 1000 homes – and left each one better than they found it but Tim Forcey is one. As an energy efficiency consultant, Tim has assessed homes across Melbourne for almost two decades. He leaves owners equipped with strategies to improve the health and comfort of their home while also reducing its running costs and environmental footprint.

    Which plant where? And why not on my nature strip? 

    As I was mowing the endless miles of nature strip bordering my corner block recently, I wondered why, in this time of climate concern, we cling so desperately to European notions of lawn, especially on our nature strips. Lawns are a monoculture environment offering little shelter, shade or food to native fauna, while demanding much in time and resources to maintain.

    Put it in the ground 

    While most of our household waste does not belong in the ground, there is some that you can bury in the backyard. Food and other organics can all go to making compost. Ali Manns shares some tips.

    DEEP WEST: The RAAF Museum, Point Cook 

    Did you know there is a museum at the Point Cook RAAF base that is open to the public, is fascinating, of astounding quality, and even free? 

    Sharing backyard gardens; turning neighbourhoods into agrihoods with food for everyone

    What if there is a way we can all enjoy our gardens, share the work, and build a stronger, more resilient community? 

    Wetlands Open Day connecting communities with nature

    The Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre (HBWC) invites you to join us for a free fun-filled open day on 11 May 2024.

    Vic Uni develops eco-friendly asphalt for greener roads in Melbourne’s west!

    Researchers at Victoria University are developing an innovative green asphalt made from recycled materials!

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