Bronte beauty this morning

Bronte pool this morning Generous planet   Aaahh, love it. Thank you lovely, generous planet. Such a way to wake – first, the descent down the hill with a quick lurch of excitement in my heart at the sight of the sea, then the still-tired body’s walk down to the pool, then a dive into the water – brrrrrrr – then . . . bliss, empty mind, flesh-freshened fabbo languid licks of strokes through the water to the other end of Bronte pool there to pause arms... Read More

Trees in the middle of the road

Richards Ave, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW Free air con, walk away -Trees in the road One of Earth’s finest arborists, John Lennon, advised us well with his rhetorical question, “Why don’t we do it in the road?” Trees in the middle of the road provide free air conditioning. Which road would you rather walk in, live in and pay the electricity bills in – a road like Richards Ave, Surry Hills, or the thousands of other roads in our cities which have little... Read More

Bike wind generator

Xavier and his bike wind generator Xavier rode his bike to garden in the roads today and showed me a wind generator he has on the handlebars of his bike. It stores energy and he plugs a USB into a socket in it and recharges his mobile.  He bought it from Todae in Glebe Point Road, Glebe. V cute engineering.  Read More

Two stories, one planet

Well, last week China set a price on carbon pollution as this story from a Chinese paper (The China Daily) notes: Just as the U.S. Senate was abandoning plans for a U.S. cap-and-trade system, this article ran in The China Daily: “BEIJING — The country is set to begin domestic carbon trading programs during its 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) to help it meet its 2020 carbon intensity target. The decision was made at a closed-door meeting chaired by Xie Zhenhua, deputy... Read More

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