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3108, 2015

The Pope’s encyclical is relevant for all schools

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Environment, Holistic management|Tags: , , |22 Comments

I have have had an intimate relationship with my environment from day dot and have studied the natural world from my childhood right through my adult life. During my time, as a scientist and researcher I have become extremely aware aware of today's environmental trends and their implications. The dramatic decline  in the numbers and diversity of life at local and [...]

1502, 2015

Using animals to improve the environment

By |February 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Holistic management|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Holistic Management (HM) provides the management tools and expansive thinking that are essential for anyone seeking to create positive and effective social, environmental and economic change. It's a bold statement but this approach has been applied to many agricultural, business and social enterprises over the last 40 years with great success. HM is about the way we make decisions in [...]

102, 2015

A behind the scenes look into the schools of the future

By |February 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Design, Green schools|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An outdoor classroom in Cobham that’s bound to more stimulating than sitting indoors How do you go about  about creating healthy environments in schools? As a guide to others I have posted an extract from a school environmental management report written for Tanunda Lutheran School who are working to deliver a vision they call the Sustainable Outdoor Learning [...]

2701, 2015

3 great water saving ideas for schools

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Green schools, Recycling water, Water harvesting|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Let’s get smart with water….no, not just smart, REALLY SMART! Way too much drinking quality water (potable water) is flushed down our toilets, showers, kitchens and laundry to the stormwater system after a single use. In state like South Australia where water is scarce this only exacerbates our water shortage problem. How silly! At a domestic level this costs us [...]

1701, 2015

5 great ways to create green schools

By |January 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Environmental efficiency, Green schools|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Recently, I have started working with schools to help them re-invent their school grounds and create more opportunities for outdoor learning for their students. There are way too many schools out there developed according to building standards rather than optimizing learning environments. This not only creates industrial looking, non-stimulating buildings, classrooms and school grounds, it also neglects environmental efficiency which [...]

901, 2015

What size water tank do I need?

By |January 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Water harvesting, Water tanks|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The supply of mains water to Adelaide is the most energy intensive of any capital city in Australia and as a result the most expensive. We have changed the way water runs through our landscapes and consequently the cost of water has gone through the roof. The price of water and the cost to the environment are ever increasing. Local [...]