Electric vs Fossil Fuelled Cars

It's become an ongoing debate. Which is the better option, a petrol or diesel driven car or an electric car. ┬áThe answers are complex and depend upon a range of factors, including how the electricity is generated. Here's an article covering the pros and cons. (Short version; electric wins but the margin varies): The environmental … Continue reading Electric vs Fossil Fuelled Cars

The other (other) design cycle!

The day before yesterday I published something I boldly declared as my current favourite design cycle. Bold, but premature. In a process familiar to anyone that designs, I subsequently found myself awake at 2.00am with a new and improved version circling my imagination. Long experience has taught me that when this happens the only thing … Continue reading The other (other) design cycle!

Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

This post started with a conversation I had with Rich Bowden from Permaculture Plus. We had just finished a Zoom interview for his upcoming online conference. We were both talking about Lis Bastian's amazing work with the Blue Mountains Pluriversity and Rich commented that he'd like to replicate it. I said something like this: I … Continue reading Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

The three most important responses to climate grief

My talented friend, Brenna Quinlan, posted this today. So many good ideas here: If the climate crisis is getting you down (and it should be) then focusing on the present and connecting with something aligned to your values are both great strategies, but there's a missing piece to this puzzle that's critical. Before you do … Continue reading The three most important responses to climate grief