Category Archives: The Earth and environmental activism

Purpose 2016—and signing off from bookishgirl

For the last year I’ve been thinking about the purpose of this blog. I started bookishgirl in December 2010 to blog about reading and writing, about the books I love and the books I’m reading. I also planned to write … Continue reading

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Building the new economy, 16-17 August 2016, Sydney – and Janet Laurence’s Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef

I’m very excited to be giving a keynote speech on Tuesday 16 August at the conference ‘Building the new economy: activism, enterprise and social change’. The conference runs for two days in Sydney’s Glebe Town Hall and there’s an impressive lineup … Continue reading

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Affirming the silence: putting the Earth first, starting with the Reef

‘What is the link between nature and accounting? I must confess, I do no know.’ So wrote accounting academic Ruth D. Hines in her 1991 note ‘On Valuing Nature’. Fourteen years later, in 2005, Hines vanished into legend. Her friends and former … Continue reading

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Imagining the future: Griffith Review at the National Library of Australia and other upcoming events

Tomorrow night at the National Library of Australia I’ll be talking with Griffith Review founding editor Julianne Schultz, director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Brendan Gleeson and historian of ideas Libby Robin in an event based on Griffith Review 52: … Continue reading

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Why did we March Against Mike? Let me count the ways

Last Sunday some 5,000 people marched from Sydney’s Town Hall to NSW Parliament House to protest against Premier Mike Baird and the NSW state government. After Aunty Jenny Munro’s fiery Welcome to Country, MC Alex McKinnon took the stage. He … Continue reading

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Purpose as compass, guiding star, anchor, rudder: Purpose 2015, a conference in sixteen pics

For the last two days I’ve been immersed, overwhelmed, inspired, altered, repurposed, connected – actually, it’s really hard to find the right word for what it was like to be at Purpose 2015, a two-day conference held in Sydney’s Darlinghurst … Continue reading

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‘We need a paradigm shift equivalent to the flat-earth round-earth shift’: World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh 2015

I’ve just spent two days listening to dozens of experts speaking about the interaction of business and the natural world. On 23 and 24 November 2015 I was in Edinburgh for the second World Forum on Natural Capital (the first was in … Continue reading

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