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‘EV’ or ‘ICE’?

“Our EV car conveniently charges on a slow charge overnight in the garage using a simple charger that is provided with the car. No special plugs are required, as we just plug the charger into the wall socket in the garage and then the charger into the car…and the magic happens,” says The Rev’d Don Parker from St Peter’s, Southport

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Agile and ambitious Flinders students upcycle old petrol vehicle

“This project has taught me to be an agile thinker and to come up with innovative ideas to solve problems. It has also taught me how to engage in real issues of sustainability and future power sources. I have also learnt about mentoring partnerships with representatives from local Sunshine Coast businesses,” says Year 12 Matthew Flinders Anglican College student Josh Poulton

"To test the range of our EV, Jill and I recently went on a journey to Warwick in the Southern Downs to see the sunflowers. This is one of our favorite adventures, although it was the first time we’ve actually found them blooming in abundance" (The Rev'd Don Parker)
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Sunflower sojourn: Southport to Warwick and back for $6.50

“Jill and I have successfully tested the limits of our EV by venturing to our Western Region from the Gold Coast. Sure, it did take some planning and there were a few frustrating moments as EV newbies, but once we’d received some kindly advice from the knowledgeable stranger, we were good to go,” says The Rev’d Don Parker from St Peter’s, Southport

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Living in the light: myth-busting multi-national malarkey

“Over the years, Adani has tried to convince us that digging up coal from our Galilee Basin to ship to India would help lift millions of people out of poverty and that we should therefore not oppose the project. Nothing could be further from the truth,” say Peter Branjerdporn, The Rev’d Peter Moore and Cathy Delaney