Fossil-free council

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Sustainability | One Comment

Interesting to observe how some councils are changing their investment practices. We will watch the Maroondah council with interest. http://gofossilfree.org.au/fossil-free-councils/

Breathing Earth

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Climate Change | No Comments

Here is a most remarkable series of Planet Earth. Well worth watching and discussing. http://magazine.good.is/videos/breathing-earth-visualization

Green Your Laneway

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Climate Change, Sustainability | No Comments
Green Your Laneway

Do you live, work or own a building in a laneway? The City of Melbourne is looking for up to four pilot lanes for the new ‘Green Your Laneway’ program. We’ve mapped the ways our lanes could go green, now we want your ideas, support and nominations until 13 November 2015. Read the news article […]

Honk if you hate peak hour traffic!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Climate Change, Sustainability | No Comments

The unique frustration of driving five kilometres an hour in a vehicle that can do over a hundred is something most of us have experienced. But beyond the daily annoyance of the traffic jam, driving presents a triple whammy against our environment, our health, and our back pocket – which should make us all think […]

TREES AS ASSETS

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Climate Change, Sustainability | No Comments

TREES AS ASSETS Several TTM people attended an excellent Forum on Trees last month in Boronia, where we heard from Anna Foley (National Trust), Ian Shears (Melbourne City Council) and Greg Moore (University of Melbourne – Burnley campus. From their presentations we gleaned the following for you to consider: Did you know? A good tree […]

TREE CHANGERS MOVING AND SHAKING

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Climate Change, Sustainability | No Comments

This is a lovely read. Restores belief in community! https://griffithreview.com/articles/tree-changers-moving-and-shaking/

What people think about Climate Change

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Climate Change | No Comments

What people think about Climate Change. Where do you think you stand? This is a summary the Climate Reality Project did of some research which tried to find clusters of attitudes re climate in an Australian sample of 3096 respondents. (The original research is *Hine, D.W., Reser, J., Phillips, W. J., Cooksey, R, Marks, A. […]

July is Plastic Free month

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Climate Change, Sustainability | No Comments

Did you know that megatonnes of microplastics are consumed by fish and thus are entering the food chain. We eat fish!! http://www.plasticfreejuly.org

Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Climate Change | No Comments

From the following site I suggest that you scroll down to, “Current Status for 7 of the Planetary Boundaries’. this is from 18 international scientists led by Will Steffen of the Stockholm Resilience Centre http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6223/1259855.abstract

The Victorian Climate Action Calendar 7 June – 8 August 2015

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Climate Change | No Comments

Here again is the Victorian Climate Action Calendar Hope that you find this interesting and enlightening. There is so much going on in the work of saving the planet – our world as we know it.