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Living Lightly in Albury Wodonga

| At home, fitness, health, nature

By Bruce Key, Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH) If there was ever a great place to live lightly it is north-east Victoria.  Because I live in Wodonga, this article will be based around Albury-Wodonga but similar comments could be made about other towns in our area. Aside from the normal sporting facilities that are …

Cycling Trips and Tips

| community, fitness, health, transport, waste

By Lizette Salmon, Repair Café Albury-Wodonga As you read this while munching your cornflakes, I’ll be on day two of a three day cycling holiday on the Great Victorian Rail Trail. It’s Australia’s longest continuous rail trail, running from Tallarook (just south of Seymour) to Mansfield, a total of 134km. I’ll be pumping the pedals with my …

Getting Around Cities

| At home, At work, energy, fitness, transport

By Sue Brunskill, Teacher, National Environment Centre, and member of Wooragee Landcare I have just had a weekend in Melbourne and my friend and I hired a bike- $45 each for two days hire including helmet and bike chain. We left from the city and rode out to Williamstown on great bike paths along the …

Bushwalking

| community, fitness, health, nature

By Pauline McLaughlin and Rosemary McConnell, Border Bushwalking Club. Bushwalking is an excellent activity for people of all ages. It has many benefits including improved fitness, friendships, developing a sense of adventure and helping to find peace through walking in the quiet of the countryside.  It is also good for our environment as most bushwalkers develop …

Slovenia – Small Country, Big Appeal

| community, energy, fitness, health, nature, transport

By Alan Hewett, Chiltern Landcare member

Slovenia? The former republic of Yugoslavia is just over 20,000 square kilometres in size with a tiny coastline of 47 kilometres and a population of two million people. It’s small by Australian standards but we could learn a lot from the Slovenian way of life.

Slovenia is literally …

Should Transport be an Issue For Us?

| At home, community, energy, fitness, health, transport

By Bart Citroen, Friends of Willow Park 

Maybe it is the Dutch blood in me, but when I live in a town with 80kms of bike paths winding through and around it, I cannot help but think how lucky we are here in Wodonga to inherit such an amazing infrastructure. Still it baffles me as I …