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Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

A remote beach clean-up campaign between Sea Shepherd Australia and the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation has exposed the unrelenting plastic pollution crisis along northern Australia’s coastlines. For the second year in a row, Sea Shepherd volunteers and Indigenous Rangers from Dhimurru have joined forces for an intensive beach clean-up at Djulpan in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

Limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius this century requires carbon emissions to reach net zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organisations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions...

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Using their personal experiences and interviews with an impressive group of eight women leaders...

Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

A collaborative new app that allows climate-conscious consumers to have a positive impact on their carbon footprint has been launched. The initial release of Reforest calculates the carbon emissions of a flight or fuel purchase and enables the user to plant trees in native Australian reforestation projects for a small payment, then challenges the retailer...

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we’re unlikely to return to our previous behaviours, from our work-life balance to maintaining good hygiene. But there are downsides to this new normal, particularly when it comes to hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in an environmental scourge we were finally starting to get on top...

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

GoParity, an impact investment platform based in Portugal and with more than 2.1 million euros of investment raised for environmentally and socially responsible projects is now launching its first project in Africa. Its new project called SolarWood Hospital, will co-finance a renewable energy solution that will be installed at Good Shepherd Mission Hospital in Siteki, capital of Lubombo...

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status. But here is the catch: affluence trashes our planetary...

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS urges fashion brands to step up for all animals in the ‘new normal’. Over the past 12 months, major clothing brands have responded to customer demands and announced animal welfare policies, but do they go far enough? New research from global animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS finds that the...