Category: <span>Environment</span>

A Type of ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Will Soon Be Phased Out in Australia. That’s a Big Win for the Environment

A Type of ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Will Soon Be Phased Out in Australia. That’s a Big Win for the Environment

To start dealing with Australia’s mounting plastic crisis, the federal government last week launched its first National Plastics Plan. The plan will fight plastic on various fronts, such as banning plastic on beaches, ending polystyrene packaging for takeaway containers, and phasing in microplastic filters in washing machines. But we’re particularly pleased to see a main...

Queensland Tackles Plastic Pollution with Single-Use Plastics Ban Set to Commence on September 1

Queensland Tackles Plastic Pollution with Single-Use Plastics Ban Set to Commence on September 1

In a bid to tackle pollution and environmental damage, Queensland has become the second state after South Australia to pass bans on single-use plastics. From September 1 this year, the supply and sale of disposable plastic cutlery, plates, straws and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups will be banned in the state, making it...

Why Indigenous Knowledge Should Be An Essential Part of How We Govern the World’s Oceans

Why Indigenous Knowledge Should Be An Essential Part of How We Govern the World’s Oceans

Our moana (ocean) is in a state of unprecedented ecological crisis. Multiple, cumulative impacts include pollution, sedimentation, overfishing, drilling and climate change. All affect the health of both marine life and coastal communities. To reverse the decline and avoid reaching tipping points, we must adopt more holistic and integrated governance and management approaches. Indigenous peoples...

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

Labels can be confusing. The terms permaculture, organic farming, and regenerative agriculture are a shift to natural methods of tending the land and you may have even used them interchangeably, but the fact is that each one represents a different approach to sustainable gardening and farming. If you’re still confused as to which refers to...

10 Ways to Restore Ecosystems and Heal the Planet

10 Ways to Restore Ecosystems and Heal the Planet

The focus of this year’s World Environment Day is resetting humanity’s relationship with the natural world and fostering a connection to ensure the protection and restoration of ecosystems. To coincide with World Environment Day, the United Nations has also launched its global campaign, Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, an initiative to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem...

Sea Shepherd Releases a Short Film on Illegal Fishing in Africa

Sea Shepherd Releases a Short Film on Illegal Fishing in Africa

A new documentary featuring Sea Shepherd is seeing unpredicted success and recently scored the position of top 10 most-watched shows on Netflix in Australia and other regions. Titled ‘Seaspiracy’, the documentary explores the plight of the ocean and claims to ‘uncover alarming global corruption’.  The film is sparking heated debate across the globe, and the...

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of Australians Still Associate Eating Meat with ‘Manliness’

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of Australians Still Associate Eating Meat with ‘Manliness’

Meat-eating and masculinity remain inextricably linked in the Australian psyche, a new survey of 1,000 Australian adults has revealed, which could be making it difficult for men to feel comfortable exploring a healthier and more climate-friendly diet, experts warn.  The survey revealed that 47% of female and male respondents still viewed eating meat as a...

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

VANCOUVER, BC: Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian non-profit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution emergency response programs, with the goal to end ocean plastic pollution, today announced that they have launched EPIC Academy. EPIC Academy is a free online educational platform providing worldwide communities with essential knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup...