Food miles

April 16, 2014

The Ideas Nest: Food, Collaboration, Sustainability Today

Check out The Ideas Nest – a new collaborative effort that is “a collective of organisations dedicated to educating individuals on how small, positive lifestyle changes contribute to a sustainable future both for ourselves and for our environment”. The Ideas […]
July 24, 2013

Save SPCA – Toss A Tin In Your Trolley!

A recent rally in Shepparton to help save SPC Ardmona and the Central Victorian Goulburn Valley fruit industry saw a crowd of around 1000 rallying behind a ‘Buy Australian, buy local and toss a tin in your trolley’ chant. Uniting […]
March 6, 2013

Calling Changemakers – Vision 2020 – 2 Free Workshops

As part of the ‘Vision 2020 for Creating Sustainable Societies‘ Event 2 Free workshops will be held at the Wantirna Campus of Swinburne Uni, Melbourne, on Saturday 23rd March, presented by Be The Change Australia. Be The Change Australia is […]
February 27, 2013

Victorians To Take The Local Harvest Challenge 1-7 April?

Victorians can use the Local Harvest website, winner of a 2012 Green Lifestyle Award website to find local food nearby. You just enter your postcode to find farmers’ markets, farm-gate produce, local food swaps, community gardens, organic retailers… Why should […]
February 26, 2013

Aussie Farmers Direct Doing Well, Taking On The Duopoly

Michael Short, editor of The Zone, has profiled Braeden Lord of Aussie Farmers Direct, a businessman supporting Australian farmers and manufacturers, who now supplies – free of charge – 130,000 households in direct competition with Coles and Woolies. Michael writes: […]
December 6, 2012

Can You Help ‘Second Bite’ Help Hungry Australians?

Fact: every day Australians go hungry. By supporting SecondBite, we can give vulnerable men, women and children the gift of fresh food. This Christmas Masterchef’s Matt Preston is working as a SecondBite Ambassador to provide food to families who don’t […]
October 26, 2012

Research That Matters – Can You Support The Australia Institute?

The Australia Institute (TAI) is an independent Think Tank. It aims to push public debate beyond the simplistic question of whether markets or governments have all the answers to more important questions: When does government need to intervene in the […]
October 26, 2012

Food Security – Some Info On Asian Investment In Australia

Chinese investment in Australia is being widely discussed though foreign investment in our agriculture and food companies has been going on for decades, historically coming from the US and the UK. This has changed. I hear New Zealand owns a […]
October 26, 2012

Richard Branson: Technology Will Keep Changing The World…

After experiencing some ‘ho-hum’ attitudes towards social media in community development, I was interested to hear Richard Branson say that: “Anyone who thinks new technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand.” In […]
September 14, 2012

Capitalism Dead..We Must GROW Our Way Out Of Stagnation

Did you see Ticky Fullerton’s (ABC) interview with US economist Richard Duncan – author of The New Depression:The Breakdown of The Paper Money Economy – Monday night? Quite fascinating. Following is Forbes’ summary of Richard’s evaluation of where the world […]
August 9, 2012

An Urban Food Forest For Neighbourly Foraging!

The US city of Seattle has plans for a ‘food forest’ for the city. It wants to make blueberry picking a neighbourly activity. Permaculture And Foraging It IS great to pick food growing in a backyard and the vision of […]
July 26, 2012

A Slightly Mysterious ‘Mixed Dozen’… Make. Eat. Act. Locally…

“Great minds discuss ideas” – Eleanor Roosevelt “Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about” – Ashleigh Brilliant “We think good ideas to death, when we should be acting them to […]