Category Archives: Holdfast Bay

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2015

This morning’s beach walk  included a gallery of surprising and remarkable sculptures.  Held along the Brighton beachfront in Holdfast Bay, the exhibition is managed and supported by volunteers. This year there are over a hundred exhibits of indoor and outdoor sculptures from … Continue reading

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Climate action at home

This week’s ‘Climate action at home’ workshop in Holdfast Bay attracted about twenty local residents. I was one of three speakers who presented information on the nature of climate change, how it is affecting us and what we can do … Continue reading

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Choose your local leaders – part 2

Last week, I asked the four Holdfast Bay mayoral candidates questions about their views on the relevance of climate change to local council, their understanding of action taken at council level to date, and what climate action should be undertaken by council within the next four years. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Choose your local leaders – part 1

This week, the world’s top scientists have given their clearest warning yet of the severe and irreversible impacts of climate change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report, a summary of its last three reports, has … Continue reading

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Glenelg North Community Garden

Environmental activism comes in many shapes and sizes. Some participate in protest marches, petitions and political campaigns, while others volunteer for local tree plantings, clean-up projects or recycling. Back in 2009, a small group of Holdfast Bay activists set about creating a … Continue reading

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The Dunes, Springs and Gullies of Holdfast Bay

Last Saturday morning, I joined another thirty residents on a guided nature tour of Holdfast Bay. We visited sand dunes, springs and gullies, learning about local ecosystems and biodiversity from three experienced local guides. We discovered stunningly beautiful remnants of a once thriving natural … Continue reading

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Sustainability and suburban gardens

In Australia, green lawns and roses were once standard features in suburban front yards, along with pretty, annual flower borders. The man of the house mowed the lawn on the weekend, kept the roses neat and trim and sprayed weeds … Continue reading

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