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Green Agenda Summer 2021: Into the Fire
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Green Agenda Summer 2021: Into the Fire

As I sit in my study writing this piece, I look outside to the trees in our street and the clean Canberra air. It is a far cry from what it was like just over a year ago. From November 2019 to February 2020 our beautiful city was shrouded in smoke. With fires to our north, east and west, we couldn’t escape. It meant a summer sitting inside, sealing the doors and windows as tight as possible, and watching weather apps with the faintest hope for a wind change that would blow the smoke away from the city. For months, [...]

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021, Social Justice

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