Author: geoff

Geoff Ebbs is the author of the best-selling Australian Internet Book and a long term environmental activist. He has written, edited and published a wide range of business and environmental books and participated in community radio and publishing. His radio show and online news site, TheGenerator.news has been operating since 2005. A regular speaker and facilitator at Engineering conferences and workshops Geoff has built on his background in information technology, media and environmental engineering.to nurture the transition to a post-carbon economy. Geoff continues to drive deep adaptation and regenerative sustainability as the primary agenda for both commercial and community organisations and is currently researching business approaches to those issues at the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. The organisation he founded in 2005, Ebono Institute, continues to support community and social enterprise media and his consultancy, Great Notion, provides facilitation and strategic planning services to social enterprise and environmental organisations.
Tip 100 - Double Glaze

100 – Double Glaze

geoff /20 July, 2021

Save 25% on your cooling bills. As our summers get more intense, double glazing becomes essential.
Windows are responsible for over 30% of the heat lost in most homes.

61 – Things that Grow in Bottles

geoff /12 May, 2021

Forget the kimchi and the sauerkraut, the real fun with fermenting starts with drinks. Cider and beer are easy backyard beverages; wine and whiskey want a wee bit o’ work. But fermenting does not have to mean alcohol; kefir, kombucha and ginger beer are sober ferments.

Your personal Hub of Production

geoff /9 May, 2021

By making food and clothes at home, you are shifting from a node of consumption to a hub of production. This is a revolutionary act that creates resilience and community while disconnecting from the global economy.

75 Embrace embodied energy

geoff /9 May, 2021

Embodied energy includes the energy it takes to make an object. This is included in its carbon footprint. Concrete and steel require heaps of energy. So does food.

Your Life Your Planet on Sunshine Coast Radio

geoff /28 April, 2021

Geoff Ebbs and Helen Andrew discuss Your Life Your Planet on Sunshine Coast Radio Mornings with host Sheridan Stewart. Sheridan loves the Hub of Production. She is passionate about reducing food waste, building communities and avoiding the the trap of time. Helen emphasised the Hard Facts and the research that went into making them. The Continue Reading →

Discuss greenhouse gases in an inner-city, bookshop cafe

geoff /21 April, 2021

Geoff Ebbs will defy the Prime Minister’s assertion that ‘greenhouse gases will not be reduced in the cafes of the inner city’ next Thursday April 29 at West End’s Avid Reader bookshop. Register now for this free event. Geoff Ebbs is the author of Your Life Your Planet and Sabrina Chakori, founder of the Brisbane Continue Reading →

Water targets are widely publicised

The Personal Water Target

geoff /26 February, 2021

Google and government websites all quote the average Australian water consumption as 100kL/year. In 2018, though, the average use was only 73kL/year. Most widely available information is 15 years out of date. Your Life Your Planet presents the facts about water and how they are derived. The Water Account released by the ABS in June Continue Reading →

The Personal Carbon Target

geoff /26 February, 2021

To help visualise the positive impact that a particular action will take on your contribution to climate change, this book employs an original infographic, the Personal carbon target. The topic is introduced in a humorous way in this 3 minute video. The base of the target is your per capita share of the greenhouse gases Continue Reading →