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Mass protests gave Holland its cycle paths

| climate change, community, health, money matters, transport

By Lizette Salmon, StopAdani Albury-Wodonga and Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) One of the highlights of travelling Europe in my twenties was a bike ride across The Netherlands, the country with the world’s largest number of cyclists and best bike paths. I assumed it had always been king of cycling. Not so, I discovered …

Innovative Housing Forum

| community, energy, health, money matters, transport

By Cheryl Graham, Yackandandah The Yackandandah community is exploring how we can do housing in a radically better way. We want housing that is more affordable, much more energy efficient and builds a wonderfully connected community of residents of all ages and life stages. We want housing that caters for single people, families and the elders …

Online Shopping

| At home, money matters, transport, waste

By Karen Bowley, Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and member of Wooragee Landcare Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?  Not long to go.  Will you go shopping in store or online? I don’t usually shop online as I like to see the item in its actual size and shape, but it seems that I am …

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 …

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 …

Go Solid

| At home, money matters, transport, waste

By Alison Mitchell, Friends of Willow Park and Wodonga Urban Landcare Network

I have been attempting to reduce my impact on our life-giving planet Earth for many years now.  I have found that it is not only an exciting work in progress and journey of discovery, but also an exercise in critical thinking and …

More Peak Oil Strategies

| At home, community, energy, transport

By Charlie Robinson, Beechworth Urban Landcare & Sustainability

I love chainsaws.  Sure, they’re dangerous, noisy, and usually have two stroke motors which can be unkind to the environment.  However, they do provide the user with access to sustainable sources of energy and, more …

Have a Happy Holiday at Home

| At home, energy, Living Lightly, money matters, transport

By Ian Longfield, Transition Towns Albury Wodonga

Living lightly means considering holidaying locally. The allure to travel far away is always tempting, but depending on your mode of transport it can be very carbon intensive, require a hefty budget and the travel time of sitting in a car or aeroplane can eat into the time you …