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.
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 Most widely available information is 15 years out of date.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 →

The personal carbon target

Carbon Truth

geoff /26 February, 2021

The simple carbon truth is critical to Australia’s international standing and future trade. Climate has been a toxic topic in Australian politics for two decades and is now crippling our international trade future as it has crippled energy policy and mnaufacturing invesetment for two decades. Your Life Your Planet, drills down into the basic government Continue Reading →

Tip references

geoff /26 February, 2021

The table below represents the primary sources for the figures used in the text of each tip represented in the book Your Life Your Planet. Ebono Institute research is undertaken in the name of truth and transparency. In all the work we undertake for different clients, we fully expose all sources, in the interests of Continue Reading →

Twiggy Forrest and Barnaby Joyce, with cows

Men with cows

geoff /17 February, 2021

Geoff Ebbs uses Twiggy Forrest and Barnaby Joyce, in their respective cow paddocks, to tell the truth on greenhouse gas emission. “Always an instant conversation killer,” Geoff says. An irreverent overview of the topic, Geoff points out a few home truths. Denial is not a river in Egypt. Per-capita emissions put Australians up there with Continue Reading →

Geoff with Your Life Your Planet

Generator launch is loaded

geoff /14 February, 2021

Your Life Your Planet was launched in a video version of The Generator on Friday 12th February. Watch the half hour show here. Appearing on the show with Geoff Ebbs, Helen Andrew of SpareHarvest, Sabrina Chakori of the Brisbane Tool Library and Leigh-Chantelle of Viva La Vegan discussed food-waste, packaging, veganism and quality meat as Continue Reading →

Framed crocodile cuts

50 Eating Better Meat

geoff /6 February, 2021

Eat less meat. From the point of view of our body’s health, meat should be a supplement to, not the basis of, our diet. Eating less gives you the opportunity to seek out organic or specialist butchers with more interesting meat. That has the added benefit of promoting better meat production. Use meat better. What Continue Reading →

Geoff Ebbs and Erich Schulz in the Cage

Geoff and Erich in the Cage

geoff /4 February, 2021

Author of Your Life Your Planet, Geoff Ebbs, puts doctor and electric car owner, Erich Schulz, in the Cage for 26 minutes to get a handle on the role of electric cars in building a sustainable future. This quick snippet shows Erich discussing the role of technological innovation in inspiring people to be sustainable. It Continue Reading →

Street planting in Brisbane

Ten neighbourhood secrets that might change the world

geoff /29 January, 2021

Your Life Your Planet will be available in bookshops within weeks. It emphasises the importance of walking, not only for your physical and mental health, nor just the reduction in carbon emissions that occurs by leaving the car at home, but also for the opportunities is provides you to change the world by discovering any, Continue Reading →

Your Life Your Planet book launch

A fast and fun-packed book launch in half an hour

geoff /28 January, 2021

The Your Life Your Planet book launch will happen on Friday February 12th at 10:30 eastern daylight time. That’s not far off! Book your free seat now for the half-hour launch special at Humanitix. The launch will be live streamed from Griffith University and available later for download. The event is promoted by the Sustainable Continue Reading →