Pledge: “By 2020, I will reduce by 20%: my home and travel energy demands; my household garbage and trash stream; and my purchase of distant versus locally produced goods and services.”
Inspiration from Virginia county in the United States:
“The pledge is a compass needle. Signing it is not the end but the beginning. It points us in the right direction so that those who come after us might actually reach and enjoy a sustainable future...”
The pledge is in some way similar to the Take2 Pledge in Victoria, www.take2.vic.gov.au - but then again, differently visualised, with artwork and a fridge magnet. ... See MoreSee Less
If you'd like to see Geelong transform into a green, liveable, modern city with separated bike paths for pollution-free, fat-burning active transport between home and work, school and shops – then NOW is the right time to tell your Councillors and city planners: geelongaustralia.com.au/news/item/8d5599a708a2a3b.aspx
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» New bike paths? Your say - before 16 Feb:
The Sustainable Hour: Taking it up a gear
Our guest in The Sustainable Hour on 31 January 2018 is Barton van Laar from Bike Safe who shares his views on Geelong Council's public consultation about the establishment of two new $5 million bike paths through the city.
We also talk with Luke Taylor, director of the month-long, national Sustainable Living Festival which starts in February with 'Reversing Climate Change' as its theme.
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Time to get involved:
What do you think about cycling and the plan to build two new separated bike paths in Geelong? Let Council know - have your say before 16 February 2018: geelongaustralia.com.au/news/item/8d5599a708a2a3b.aspx
Barton van Laar: on bike path in business street
“Research has shown that cyclists spend more than motorists, because they are more loyal to the shops.”
“Council is becoming more strategic and is thinking ahead. Why should we be a poor cousin to any other city? We are the second largest city in Victoria, and why can't we have cyclists going through the city, going to work, to the schools, to the shops? I think it is the future for Geelong because we can't build enough car parks. We can't keep creating transport mechanisms just solely based on cars or trucks driving through places. You need to slow things down. You need to green the space. It's called active transport, and that is what makes all the difference, I think, in a modern society,” said Barton van Laar from Bike Safe when he was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 31 January 2018.
Barton van Laar: on the role of bike paths in a modern society
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The question is no longer: ‘How do we solve the climate crisis?’ We have the solutions we need, they are within reach. And new improved or smarter ones keep cropping up. The question is no longer: ‘How do we create consensus?’ Consensus around that we need to step up ambitions and speed with solving the crisis is already here… [ 17,706 more words ]
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Jeremy Lent, author of ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning’, has written an important commentary where he asks: With the future of humanity at stake, what will it really take for our civilization to change course and save itself from destruction?
“A flourishing future might involve more cooperative ventures, protection and expansion of the commons, and enhanced global governance with strict penalties for those who destroy ecological wellbeing.
Collapse isn't the only future in store for humanity—it's merely the one we're headed for unless and until we change course. Since the mainstream media isn't going to get the word out, it has to be up to each of us who cares about the future of the human race. So, let's get to it,” suggests Lent, founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a sustainable worldview.
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