The Waubra Foundation's shady funding, Tea Party style practices and their links to powerful carbon -TBI and AI expose the lies and spin standing in the way of our community's prosperity.
Local Girl Guides and Scouts have accepted the challenge to take action in their homes to help the environment.
A local foodbowl and one of the fastest growing residential areas of Victoria, Bacchus Marsh is now in the sights of coal miners. Jon Stanger talked to Managing Director of Mantle Mining, Ian Kraemer.
''I've knocked the brick wall down; this is going through, this is done, full stop.'' Prime Minister Julia Gillard, 10 July 2011. The good news is that the modest carbon price announced yesterday will neither impoverish Australians nor bankrupt our economy. The bad news is that the modest carbon pr
Community group, BREAZE has today welcomed the renewable energy commitments delivered by the carbon price package and called for them to be rolled out as soon as possible.
Global Warming, Risk & Governance Global warming is about risk and uncertainty. Many factors probably contribute to it, including natural variability. However, it is beyond reasonable doubt that the world is warming and that human carbon emissions are a major contributor. The risks of destab
In what appears to be an act of petty political recrimination, the new Victorian Coalition Government has slashed its funding for Environment Victoria, the state's leading independent environment group (not to be confused with Victoria's Environment Protection Authority, a statutory body). The recen
As the Government's carbon committee negotiations draw to a close in Canberra, Hepburn Wind, Australia's first community-owned wind farm, located 10km south of Daylesford, Victoria, began exporting energy to the electricity grid today.
Ballarat City Council looks set to gain while litterers lose in a surprising twist that sees litterers, not packaging companies, pay for litter advertising.
eARTh (Earth Art) Exhibit in support of the Creswick Railway Workshops Association
Anthropogenic climate change is real, but even if you don't agree, putting a price on carbon makes good economic sense. David Donovan talks carbon economics.
Just over three years ago now I arrived fresh from my six by eight meter city patch of yellowing grass and dog-mangled flowers to a rural heaven on an acre and a bit in the Central Highlands. Initially I felt as though a hitherto unknown fairy godmother had waved her sparkly wand and procured for me
TBI columnist Jon Stanger embedded himself with Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) volunteers as they doorknocked Ballarat households seeking residents' views on renewable energy. Jon talked with BREAZE spokesperson and volunteer Maggie Towers about the campaign and how she
E. W . (Bill) Russell shows how governments can develop a sustainable transport future.
Recently a friend posted something along these lines on her Facebook site: "If the state of my home resembles the state of my mind, I'm in big trouble". Clutter confuses and drains energy from you. It can even block the flow of events in different areas of your life.
Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King has refused to take a stance on how revenue raised from a proposed price on carbon should be spent. Kate and Will's royal wedding has certainly revived interest in the monarchy, but Catherine King hasn't given regional climate change campaigners any royal
One of my reasons for gardening is food growing, both for me, and the other creatures that inhabit or visit my garden, including the indigenous birds, lizards, frogs and my chooks. You don't have to be an expert gardener to have something in the veggie patch all year round, or even in pots on the ve
Moving to a more sustainable life isn't as difficult as you might think... My partner and I decided back in 2007 after being hooked on British T.V. show River Cottage, that it was the life we wanted to live. So in late 2009, we packed up our single bedroom terrace cottage in the heart of Sydney's
If you've read articles by Brendan Gullifer in The Ballarat Courier on wind energy, you would be forgiven for thinking that wind turbines are making people sick, dropping property prices and dividing communities. However there are questions emerging about what causes the biggest impact on people. Ar
The Earthship concept is an excellent example of redesigning build environments which the recent workshop held at the local tip demonstrated. People were so inspired that a motion was put forward at our local Council to complete the project and use it as a demonstration site. SHARE is planning to h
BREAZE is a locally formed group of energetic, forward thinking people who believe that there are more sustainable ways of living on our patch of the planet. If you are concerned about climate change and want to actively..
The Alternative Technology Association is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy, sustainable building design and water saving. We have 6000 grassroots members across Australia and in New Zealand wh..