What can permaculture do for you?

In this story by Janice Mansfield, she summarises the core principles of permaculture… Take time to observe, interact, and take stock: While its tempting to jump in with both feet, some time taken to observe and think through is time well spent. If you don’t fully understand the problem, you might be spending time creating the…

Inspiration icons who never gave up

This is a lovely post from MindBodyGreen about 9 very inspirational people by Silvia Mordini… We all stumbled and fell as we learned to walk. It is our family and friends who encouraged us to “begin again” and keep trying. As we get older, self-doubt, insecurity, even ambivalence can settle in and sometimes we lose the…

What can this one Avis do?

We have the pleasure of sharing this story with you. The story was written by a V Star Sydney member Mark Whittle, on his Blog – Excellence of Service. Mark wanted to share the stories of the everyday people who are passionate about what they do, irrespective of payment. This story below is about another…

River pollution and why we should care

Over 70% of the earth is made up of water. Oceans and particularly rivers are lifeblood of ecosystems. Ned Haluzan in his blog writes why we should take our waterways more seriously… River pollution is form of water pollution that refers to the contamination of rivers. River pollution occurs when waste and different other pollutants…

The optimal diet

      This is a fascinating read by Dr Dean Ornish for the New York Times……ALMOST half of Americans are on a diet — not surprising, since two-thirds are overweight or obese, a frightening statistic that inspired Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to push through a ban on large soft drinks in New York City. The…

A secret to healthy eating is yoga

Leslie Lewis in the US explains her obervations about our combat with food. Most people are engaged in a constant battle with food. They know they should choose the apple but the candy bar seems more inviting. A few years ago I’d actually given up on the battle, I declared myself a loser and always…

Why diet? Eat for health, not weight

This is a fascinating article by Dr Dean Ornish. A clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. ALMOST half of Americans are on a diet — not surprising, since two-thirds are overweight or obese, a frightening statistic that inspired Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg…

Australian ACT Goverment setting 90% renewable targets

The ACT Government has set a goal of 90% of the Territory’s electricity being sourced from renewables by 2020.The Government has also set the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in Australia, committing to a goal of zero net emissions by 2060 and a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.An…