Aldinga Arts Eco Village is holding an Open Day – 10am to 4pm Sunday 5 November 2017
Building on this 34 hectare village began in 2002 on what was a degraded and barren horse agistment property. Since then the land has slowly been regenerated and is currently home to over 300 people living in an assortment of low-energy dwellings along with shared orchards and open spaces.
The current economic system with its focus on money and GDP is highly destructive to our well-being and the entire the planet. It is hard to envision how we can move beyond this way of managing our activities and meeting our needs. There have been in recent decades a number of alternative economics concepts developed. The conceptualisation by Kate Raworth of a Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries that can be used to guide our economic activities is one of the more recent, and I think exciting, approaches to challenge the dominant paradigm.
The following clip is a good introduction to the concept:
I recently met with Sue Andrews, Julie Webb and Kylie Willison, the co-ordinators of the Adelaide LETS system, to chat about what makes them so passionate about LETS. The local exchange trading scheme (LETS) is a system that has developed over the years to allow disparate goods and services to be traded outside of the dominant monetary system. Continue reading
Tomorrow, Saturday 8 October 2016, is Divestment Day – we encourage everyone to take part or, at least, to consider what actions you can take to ensure that your money is not funding climate change.
We recently held a public meeting on the topic of divestment, presented by Jack Bertolus, Research Coordinator at Market Forces, a Melbourne-based organisation that researches and publishes information about investments in fossil fuel projects. You can view Jack’s power point here.
Market Forces website contains many useful resources on how to compare banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies, many of which invest heavily in fossil fuels despite having made commitments to change in order to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement.