How local government could change the world

Climate disruption and biodiversity loss are our biggest global challenges. But our smallest governments hold the key to doing something about it

Photo montage by Louis Denton

Industrial scale planting of mixed local species of pioneer plants and trees

Rethink urban infrastructure design and transport

Simple changes to civic design codes

Rethink the way we collect, store and distribute fresh water

Mandating rainwater harvesting in all new building designs

Turning down water pressure

Find alternatives to flushing toilets

Other waste

Leveraging local taxes

The power of localism

Author, journalist and mentor. I call myself a deep green conservative.

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