Category: Activism

These 4 Animal Species Are Closer to Extinction If the Adani Coal Mine Goes Ahead

These 4 Animal Species Are Closer to Extinction If the Adani Coal Mine Goes Ahead

Sydney, Australia: There has been a lot of talk about the controversial Adani Group recently, Four Corners even released a damning investigation into the organisation last month ‘Digging Into Adani’. Adani Group is an Indian energy company, proposing to build one of the largest coal mines in the world in the Galilee Basin in Queensland....

Australia Spells It Out Clearly for Government at Stop Adani National Day of Action

Australia Spells It Out Clearly for Government at Stop Adani National Day of Action

On the 29th of August, the chairman of the Indian mining conglomerate Adani Group, Gautam Adani, announced the beginning of the company’s new, $16.5 billion “Carmichael” coal mining project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. On Saturday 7th of October hundreds of environmental activists in Australia came together across 45 different locations from Melbourne all the way up to...

How to Fight Activist Burnout

How to Fight Activist Burnout

Burnout certainly isn’t a niche issue. 64 percent of Australians report that their mental health is affected by stress, and for activists (who often have to take on more responsibility than the average person) becoming exhausted by overwork is a real danger. The enormity of the task ahead and the indifference of others can be enough...

4 Women Activists Who Inspire Me When Environmental Activism Seems Futile

4 Women Activists Who Inspire Me When Environmental Activism Seems Futile

Keeping motivated with activism, especially in the environmental movement where change at a political level is often unyielding and unwilling, is a difficult feat and can leave us feeling powerless, apathetic and despondent. Our newsfeeds are saturated with negative, destructive and irresponsible reports of new environmental degradation every day or in even worse cases, a...

Ban the Bag: How to Encourage Your Local Government to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Ban the Bag: How to Encourage Your Local Government to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Can you imagine how many plastic bags we use and then throw away every week? Have you ever kept a track of how many you use and dispose each week? We get takeout food, make pharmacy purchases, have our clothing bagged, and our groceries double-bagged every time there’s a need to do so. These single-use plastic...