Environment

Introduction

Why should you integrate environmental principles to your life?

The trial of the car

In the way we have come to use the automobile, I think we have lost many things - clean air, health, nature, green spaces, and a little bit of our soul. This is my call for us to banish mass private ownership of automobiles from our cities.

Changing how we think and live

We need a change in our culture to enable us to live in an environmentally attuned way, here are my ideas on how we need to change

Crunching the climate numbers

The animals in the human food system are one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A lot of different studies have come up with different figures as to what percentage of emissions are attributable to livestock; here I discuss them in the context of the world and Australia specifically.

Australia's Environment

In only a short time, Australia has been radically changed by European settlement. This is an introduction into the main problems we face.
As cruel a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life
Rachel Carson

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay

Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi

The authors of the book are Canadians, who have the idea of travelling around the US and looking at how the car dominates economic and social life.  They echo many of the experiences I have in Australia living without a car. They also give a wealth of information about the effects cars have on our society, from many different perspectives, but I would say the one which resonates most is how unfriendly and isolating they are on urban culture.