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Layers. Colours. Textures. The gatherings of a of Melbourne shopping. All rugged up despite the season’s ‘summer’ name.. There have been days of FREEZING and then days of HOT. This place really has 4 seasons in one day. Feeling lucky to be able to wear clothing for a cooler climate. There's something about throwing on jeans + a jacket that has the tendency to really make my day. Dodging the cooler weather now with yesterday's warmer climate it was back to skirt + tee. My attempt at…

But it's rather sad that this must be said ... repeatedly.

It’s easy for me to dismiss 2016 as a horrible year. Year 2016 is an inspirational and historic moment. There have been eight years of relative progress on issues I care about, from the climate to equality. The election reversed that. Big Oil is now in charge of the environment, a senator with a history of hate is now in charge of the Justice Department, and the new government seems to be of the billionaires, for the billionaires, and by the billionaires. Annus horribilis.

There is something magical about the new year starting. It’s a fresh start, a clean slate, a sense of opportunity and for many it is a time to set goals and challenges to complete within the year. It is silly really. The date doesn’t change much more than the climate over a period of time. … Continue reading "New Beginnings"

In Trump's World, Environmental Movement Wrestles With Its Future Environmental groups, fresh off rejuvenating victories on the climate front, now face a political world aligned against them. BY MARIANNE LAVELLE, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS NOV 14, 2016 #palebluedot #savethepalnet

If we awarded the same value to #earth that we do to money, what would the world be like? #ecoinspiration #gogreen

This image explains that the lifestyles (and system) that we value are ruining our planet. This touches on the fact that there finite resources and we are living within larger means than we can produce sustainable energy for. This relates to the image of the hourglass in that we are running out of time and resources.

Shambhala

Shambhala, also known as Shangri-La was a mythical city hidden in the Himalayas. Many people, dating all the way back to the 1600s, searched for it. Despite its location, its climate was different from the world outside; it was much more of a tropical climate instead of the snowy climate of the Himalayas, which was the reason it was considered an earthly paradise. The fabled Cintamani Stone was hidden there. The entrance to Shambhala is hidden inside a remote, abandoned monastery in Tibet...