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Reflection Benches Binna Burra + Reflection activity


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The making of the Reflection Benches for Binna Burra plus an example of a Reflection activity relating to the massive loss of Australian wildlife during major bushfires.

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Reflection Benches Binna Burra + Reflection activity

  1. 1. The making of Binna Burra Reflection Benches.
  2. 2. ‘Bushfires across the nation burned more than 12.6 million hectares (an area slightly bigger than Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands combined), emitted about 430 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (about three-quarters of the country's total annual carbon dioxide emissions), directly caused at least 33 deaths and over one billion animals were killed.’
  3. 3. Digital currencyTrade exchange system One bench at a time. Three Reflection Benches. Three sponsors.
  4. 4. A building company with a team of Trades people and Artisans at its management core and on the job. Bespoke, up cycle, visionary, green, real. The local Beech Mountain builders.
  5. 5. A fine team. The creative builders from Oak & Iron, Beech Mountain.
  6. 6. Recycling Australian hardwoods
  7. 7. ‘Mixed species of Australian hardwoods. All where structural members of buildings in Brisbane, some were part of a roof structure over a water tower in Tarragindi (Bris suburb). I built my whole house structure using these same timbers. They are all at least 70 years old since originally being milled. We purchased them from Alf Finch at Eden Seeds.’ Clyde Watts, Oak & Iron Construction ‘A little extra trivia on them would be that they most likely were felled in our region before being used in Bris..’
  8. 8. Creating the Binna Burra ‘Reflection Benches’ November 2020 For the…
  9. 9. Aplacetosit&reflect.
  10. 10. “Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.” ― Jane Austen
  11. 11. Areflection.
  12. 12. One year anniversary of the bushfire impact @ Binna Burra Lodge on Sunday 8 September 2019. A new chapter in the Binna Burra journey. Tuesday 8 September 2020 “We must take this opportunity to reflect on the heartache, loss and trauma experienced by the close- knit Binna Burra Lodge Board, staff, volunteers and loyal guests and our broader Scenic Rim community, and we will never forget that time,” Greg Christensen, Mayor, Scenic Rim Regional Council. “But today, one year on from the bushfire which devastated Binna Burra Lodge, we also look to the future with hope and optimism as we carry on the legacy of its co-founders, Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey’s shared vision of creating a place where people could stay and experience the beauty of the Lamington National Park rainforest. Once again, sharing the wonder of nature with people who visit the Scenic Rim.’
  13. 13. A final reflection … “If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.” Prof. Guy McPherson, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona.
  14. 14. Example: Reflection activity.
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  16. 16. "One of the things people don't anticipate with fires is that it's not just about the heat — there is extraordinary sound, smell, unpredictability, and an inability to breathe." These factors make bushfires an unusual psychological stressor, says Sandy McFarlane, trauma recovery expert and psychiatrist at the University of Adelaide's Centre of Traumatic Stress Studies. "It's an overwhelming assault on the senses". It's not uncommon for people who have been through a major weather event to experience increased anxiety when the next season comes along (Neuropsychologist Jane Nursey).