Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank, and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by, they got it back, with interest.

We are Indians, and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them, with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank.

Maquinna, Nootka Chief

10 Year Anniversary
(Added on 8 March 2012)

Today is FairShare's 10 year anniversary!

It all started on 8 March 2002 – see the first (bottom) item on the What's Old page (and the accompanying photo montage).

After the celebrations, we'll wind up the organisation as a formal entity.

How to Celebrate:

  1. If you were there, re-inspire yourself by reading about the launch 10 years ago.
  2. Pick one of these numbers (perhaps at random): .
  3. Increase your involvement in that particular focus area, even if only by a fraction.


Lenten Carbon Fast
(Added on 8 March 2012)

Now here's a great idea for Christians (or non-Christians!) who want to work on the first 10:
the Lenten Carbon Fast [3 page PDF]. It invites you to sacrifice some of your carbon usage for Lent!



Bryan’s blog has moved to www. My Fair Share .org.


There are no events scheduled apart from the 10 year celebration, but if you live in Sydney, see the separate page for Sydney Meetups.

What’s Old