A balancing act

When it comes to environmental matters, I think the biggest problem is how to balance economic and environmental issues. One of the stories which recently made the news is the people of Greymouth who are trying to save the Spring Creek coalmine. Now, I’m not a fan of mines, and coalmines would probably be my least favourite type of mine. But it’s hard not to sympathise with people who have young families and just want to save their jobs. Continue reading

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Does sustainable mean bunkty to you?

When I first saw another blogger describe ‘sustainable’ as ‘bunkty’, I was amused. (I’m sure that was his intention, too – bunkty is a funny word!) Then what he said sunk in, and I was surprised, before finally realising he had a point. Continue reading