Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living - from the streets of India to middle class Australia

Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living - from the streets of India to middle class Australia


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ISBN-13: 9780648247708
Publisher: Mark Delaney
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Mark completed Law & Commerce degrees at the University of Queensland in the 1990s and a Masters in International Development from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2005.

After a short-term trip to India in 1989 he became passionate about serving the global poor. He and Cathy married in 1993 and left for India in 1995, where they have spent 20 years in the slums, raising their two sons Tom (21) and Oscar (16).

Mark and his family continue to live in poor neighbourhoods (that Westerners might call slums). There they attempt to bring a little more compassion and justice, through informal responses to community issues, relationships with neighbours & working with local community organisations.

Tom is 21 years old. He has spent most of his life in Indian slums, periodically visiting family and friends in Australia. He has also studied at the University of Queensland, been a disability support worker and now teaches Hindi literacy to child labourers.

Tom and his family have attempted to lead very low-carbon lives in the context of the high-carbon West and low-carbon slums. They've discovered that it is not only doable but can be fulfilling and fun.

Table of Contents


A Father, a Son, and the Climate


Part A. The Birthday Chicken – why care anyway?

Part B. Climate Science Demystified – what’s happening to our planet?

Part C. Clear and Present Danger – what happens if we do nothing?

Part D. Ruksana versus Bruce – who is responsible?

Part E. Head in the Sand – why have we done so little?


Part F. Big Picture Solutions – how can science and politics help?

Part G. Small Picture Solutions – what can you and I do?

Part H. Building a Movement for Change – where to begin?


1. Australians who live on slumdog millionaire’s row – and love it

2. Abbreviations

3. Index of Illustrations, Science Geeks, Myth-busting and Tables

4. Test Your Understanding (including answers)

5. Vital Statistics in Low-Carbon and Loving It


Copyright Notices

Endnotes and References

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