Franklin on the Huon

It could be a blip on the map or a charming little town on a country river depending on your perspective. The tiny town of Franklin, (under 400 residents in the last census) is located 45 minutes from Hobart and forms part of the Huon Valley trail. Like the river which threads through the rich…

Animal Intelligence

Its not something that I question. Having cared for over forty cats and dogs, I know they are smart, clever and wise. Not all of them of course but then that applies to we humans too. Recently I saw a program on SBS Insight titled “Puppy Love”. (www.sbs.com.au/insight/) Scientists, bless their little cotton socks, were…

Empowering Sustainable International Development

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In an ideal collaboration the International Sustainability Club (ISC) at the leading school for sustainable business, Presidio Graduate School,  partnered with Zawadisha to analyze and provide insights for  Kenyan women’s entrepreneurship in environmentally conscious products. Zawadisha is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower, entrust and expand opportunities for women through micro-lending, preventative…

The Silver Light of Hobart Town

Located on the island of Tasmania, Hobart is Australia’s southernmost capital.The next landfall after that is Antarctica. Its fair to say that being the only Australian capital located on an island, its unique for many reasons. Settled in 1804 the port town was bestowed the name of Hobart after a colonial secretary.  Both the island…