May 232016
Cityfood Growers provides knowledge and services to support the transformation of our food system to being more local and organic. Our business empowers people living in and around cities to be more productive at growing their own food.
We are located in Brisbane, Australia and deliver our services locally, nationally and for a growing list of countries. Our Organic Gardener Subscriber web site is localised to any town or city of Australia, the USA, New Zealand and the UK, with other countries to come. The site provides a massive resource of integrated content for food gardeners using organic methods. Our web site is recognised as a leading use of new technology to support food gardening and has an ever evolving pathway of new features to keep at it at the forefront of supporting our large and growing subscriber base.
Our consultancy services in urban food growing combine a mixture of hands-on education, growing space planning to urban agriculture planning and implementation strategy for communities and large organisations such as major property developers. Supporting the emergence of financially sustainable urban farming is one of our core goals.
The business commenced in 2006 and the first release of our web site was in mid 2008. The company was founded by Peter Kearney, an experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, educator and technologist. The business has a small team with passion and knowledge in organic food growing and a growing set of relationships with the movers and shakers of urban agriculture around the world.

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Apr 302016

About Seasonal Food Guide Australia

Seasonal Food Guide Australia was started in 2010 to help Australians buy fresh produce from their local region more easily.

Seasonal Produce Guides

Our seasonal produce guides tell you what fruits and vegetables are in season around Australia at different times of the year. There are seasonal produce guides for the five major capitals in Australia.

Visit now and you can subscribe

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Apr 292016

Australia is one of the sunniest continents on earth, so producing power from the sun just makes sense.

1.4 million rooftop power stations are now lighting up homes around the country. And many more households are looking to solar as a way to manage their energy bills, creating cleaner energy along the way.

The solar rooftop revolution is happening at an astounding pace – the price of solar is plummeting, making solar more affordable than ever, and rates of uptake continue to rise rapidly.

But despite the many reasons to go solar, there are obstacles in our way. Some big energy companies don’t want to see Australians take back control of their own energy needs. They want to make connecting to solar harder, not easier.

What is Solar Citizens?

Solar Citizens is an independent community based organisation working to protect and grow solar in Australia. We advocate for the rights of more than 5 million solar owners and the millions more who wish to go solar.

We believe that when millions of solar owners and supporters stand together, we can be powerful. We run campaigns that use people power to put pressure on decision makers and bring about the best outcomes for solar owners and people who want solar.

We’re independent, meaning that we don’t support any one political party, company or organisation over another.

We’re a registered not-for-profit, relying on the generosity of our large donors and many hundreds of smaller individual donors to help us fund campaigns to protect and grow solar.

We support a vision of an Australia where a major portion of our electricity is generated from the sun, where the rights of solar owners are protected and where all Australians are able to install solar on their homes.

If you want to ensure your rights as a solar owner are protected or if you believe in a solar future for all Australians join Solar Citizens today.

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Apr 272016

Education for Sustainability runs professional development workshops for school teachers in how to design and implement sustainability projects in their schools and link them to Australian Curriculum subjects.

The projects form the basis for a whole-school sustainability plan. Save your school money, increase social cohesion, explore opportunities for creative and experiential learning and connect with your school’s local environment and neighbourhood.

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Apr 272016

Business waste items

Bin Trim is an assistance program for small to medium businesses.

It has been designed by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority to quickly identify simple actions a business can implement to start cutting waste and potentially reduce waste management costs.

Use the online tool to assess your business waste or have your assessment completed for you for free by an EPA-funded Bin Trim Assessor.

Your business may also be eligible for a rebate of up to $50,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment.

Find out more on the EPA’s website.

What types of waste does Bin Trim apply to?

Bin Trim can be used for all types of business waste including office waste, food waste, plastics and general mixed waste.
Trial the Bin Trim tool now

Bin Trim is designed for use in MS Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010. Bin Trim is not supported for use in Apple Mac versions of Excel.
Step 1: Download Bin Trim

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Apr 212016

After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia’s biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council.

We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available.

We’re a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change.


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Apr 212016

Skeptical Science is a non-profit science education organisation, run by a global team of volunteers.

The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture. For example, focus on Climategate emails neglects the full weight of scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Concentrating on a few growing glaciers ignores the world wide trend of accelerating glacier shrinkage. Claims of global cooling fail to realise the planet as a whole is still accumulating heat. This website presents the broader picture by explaining the peer reviewed scientific literature.

The Site includes rebutals and evidence for many

Global Warming & Climate Change Myths

Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says. Click the response for a more detailed response. You can also view them sorted by taxonomy, by popularity, in a print-friendly version, with short URLs or with fixed numbers you can use for permanent references.

See Arguments


 Posted by at 11:51 am
Apr 112016

A plan that will allow people, anywhere in the world to transform plastic waste into valuable things.

The world is submerged with plastic, from the heights of Himalayas to the depths of the Atlantic ocean we have tons of toxic plastic laying around

Whether we like it or not, plastic is our inherited toxic legacy. Let’s use it as a resource to create new value and social innovation.
Join the revolution. Start building!

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