Category Archives: Sustainability

Sorry I’ve fell off radar…

So sorry to my readers that it has been essentially six months since my last post.  Life has been a little crazy and I think in hindsight that perhaps I should have made time to write.  Writing for me has always been a good form of therapy and it’s free.

So a quick update on everything.  Firstly I was successful in rallying the troops and getting Riverland Fresh to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to Morgan.  With that they also deliver to Cadell and Taylorville.  The best bit is they have recently announced they will soon be delivering meat, seafood and dairy.

I have become involved with the community through the Morgan Primary School Governing Council and the Morgan Community Development and Tourism Committee.  Two reasons I have put my hand up for these committees, firstly it gives me a chance to get to know some of the locals and secondly I believe my skills can be of benefit to the community.

With my skills I have also set up a page on Facebook called Sustainable Morgan.  This page has been established to promote activities, business and groups in the township of Morgan, while creating a sense of community and belonging.  It has been set up for just over a month now.  One of the local teachers has joined on as an admin of the page, which helps with a little time management on my part.

This town we have come to call home has so much potential and I would really love to have a role in getting the town and its community to realise that potential.  Hopefully my enthusiasm is contagious.

Signing off for now but I will be back shortly with some great articles, links and general updates xx

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Could a ghost city be turned into a eco-city?

Found this to be an interesting story about a ghost city by the name of Varosha and would like to share with you…

Inside a crumbling ghost town in Cyprus

As a town planner I would be very excited to be involved with a project like this.  If anyone who does end up working on this project and reads my blog I would love to hear from you as there appears to be many obstacles to cross.  Would also be interested in whether it goes further than just being a theoretical exercise.

Blog of The Day…

The Dumpster Project

What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people?    How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? We believe promoting awareness and education in an engaging manner are critical to answering this question – and that’s why we got a used dumpster.  With the help of Professor Dumpster and the Dumpster Team, the dumpster will transform from a barely habitable garbage container to a sustainable house and interactive teaching lab. From design to implementation, the lab will challenge students to apply their science, technology, engineering and math skills to every part of the renovation process.  Professor Dumpster will need all the help he can get because he’s about to make the dumpster his new home address!” – The Dumpster Project

Putting your money where your mouth is style teaching.  Love the concept and will certainly enjoy reading the trials and tribulations of this project.

 

The Story of Stuff

I’m about to share a video that I can’t believe I have never seen up until yesterday.  I’ll admit I have heard of it but I have never made the time to watch it.

This is a great resource for those who educate and are passionate about sustainability, consumerism and social issues related to the production and consumption of stuff.  Please take the time to watch. I’m glad I did!

Related Links…

The Story of Stuff Project