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Why we need a “fundamental shift” to a sustainable economy (and the role of creativity to get there)

August 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last year I heard a speech by Professor Jeff Sachs which crystalised a lot of things for me. (Sachs is a Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.) I’m giving a speech myself soon at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. It’s for Design Week and it’s [...]

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Tags: Books · Climate change · Leaders · Phil Stubbs · Podcasts · What you can do

James Woodford’s grid-life crisis: one man’s journey to leave the city and live sustainably

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Lots of people dream of making a ‘sea change’ to escape the rat race of the city. Some people even do it. But how many leave with the intention of living sustainably? To live on the land, grow their own food, generate their own power and water, and even restore their new patch closer to [...]

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Tags: Agriculture · Books · Climate change · Consumerism · Podcasts · What you can do

‘Into the Wild’ film review and interview with author Jon Krakauer

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

This is a review of the Sean Penn film Into the Wild. You may be interested in this one if you’ve ever had the itch to ditch your hum-drum routine and see the world. The real world. It includes an interview with author Jon Krakauer who wrote the original book. Listen to the ‘Into the [...]

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Tags: Adventurers · Books · Editor's pick · Films · Podcasts · Wildlife