Bee research in Sydney to be published – free public talk

The two year research project into what native bees eat in Sydney’s community gardens is to be published.   Hear it from the researcher, Tanya Latty; here’s where and when: Hello Everyone, First off, I’d like to thank you  all for allowing us to conduct research in your community garden. The data we have collected over the last two summer has been invaluable. I’m happy to announce that I will be presenting the results of our... Read More

Off the grid electricity data for Sydney’s Sustainable House

Consumption-production graphs Since 31 March 2015 when the new battery and new solar panels were installed on my house we’ve been collecting data on the Tigo solar panels and Alpha Ess integrated battery and inverter systems. The data is essential to reviewing the promises about the products’ performance and the best design to stay off grid. Unfortunately, due to the Alpha Ess being brought to market before software had been fully tested,... Read More

What would Mandela say?

My chook, Pesky, looking for a star to steer by Stars to steer by; we need them, whether we know we’re using them or not.   A pilot needs a harbour light, a navigator a star or compass bearing, a car driver a traffic light or roadside edge.   But inside the mind as we choose how to steer, what happens there?  How do we ‘see’ the star, what thoughts do we have as we choose how to react to it?   At some moment during... Read More

Life while you wait

Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska (July 2, 1923–February 1, 2012)   “When Szymborska was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 “for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality,” the Nobel commission rightly called her “the Mozart of poetry” — but, wary of robbing her poetry of its remarkable dimension, added that it also emanates “something... Read More

64 sun lovers bulk buying solar

We have 64 people who have completed the survey to qualify for the opportunity to reduce individual costs of buying any one or more or all of solar PV panels, inverters and batteries.   Here is the email I’ve sent to the folk to inform them where we’re up to with getting reduced prices:   Hello again, sun lovers There are 64 of us now in our bulk purchase group; well done us! In the next few days Casey and I expect to complete... Read More

  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

    • Sustainability Coach and Speaker,
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