August 2, 2009 – 9:52 pm The Guest Bedroom, August 2009 We’ve been living in our shed for three and a half years. House under construction for two and a half”¦ And on Friday the windows arrived for the guest bedroom in our house-under-construction project. It has walls, doors, a roof, a floor and… Continue reading One Sleep ’til the Windows Arrive: The joys of owner building
15 June 2009 at 2:38 pm Sustainability Fatigue I’m getting the feeling that our communities are being engulfed in a wave of “sustainability fatigue”. “Don’t talk to me any more about climate change,” a friend says over coffee in the Village. She cradles her coffee and mumbles, “I’ve had a gutful of… Continue reading Why is community engagement central to achieving sustainability?
July 5, 2009 Today the Gypsy and I were sorting hardware. Nails and screws. It’s been a rough week in community engagement and I had to do something else than listen to bureaucrats and aggrieved residents. I had to get my hands dirty. Get grounded. Living on a building site generates… Continue reading Living with a Gypsy
19 June 2009 at 9:09 am When there’s morning fog in our valley – as there is today – I go inside. I can no longer see the sacred mountains my activist neighbours saved from logging with fierce campaigns in the seventies and eighties. My daily glimpse of a politicised landscape… Continue reading Fog in the Valley
Jarlanbah Eco-village, Nimbin, NSW, 17 June 2009 Karl in the Shed The Introduction to Kitchen Table Sustainability starts the book off on a bucolic, if pessimistic, note. Three of the authors are sitting around the tables on the porch of our shed here in Nimbin and speculating about the future and the… Continue reading Knispering: Are Rats Smarter than Humans?