Category: Environment

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

PRESS RELEASE Patagonia has announced the release of two films; Artifishal and Saving Martha urging for the protection of wild fish. The 80 minute feature film Artifishal explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. They trace the impact of fish hatcheries and farms...

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

What is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning? A Toxic Expert Explains

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Joy Onasch, Business and Industry Program Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts Lowell. The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores – and dry cleaners. People pull out special-occasion clothes made of silk, satin or...

Now That We’re Eating Plastic, Can We Please Stop Throwing it in the Ocean?

Now That We’re Eating Plastic, Can We Please Stop Throwing it in the Ocean?

When plastic became available for convenient disposable packaging, it literally changed the world. Despite recent awareness campaigns, our plastic crises did not begin a couple of years ago; nor did it begin ten years ago.  As far back as the 1960s, notable scientists and environmentalists had already begun to warn the general public about the long-term...

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

I recently finished reading ‘Uninhabitable Earth‘ by David Wallace-Wells, which, despite being eye opening, gave me a full-on panic attack within the first few pages and did not get any better from there. I know things are bad. I am aware that the sea levels are rising and island nations such as Vanuatu and the...

ABC’s War on Waste Triggers National Action Against Mounting Waste Levels

ABC’s War on Waste Triggers National Action Against Mounting Waste Levels

PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIA – The ABC’s War on Waste has sparked major social and environmental change across Australia, triggering more than 450 initiatives by schools, hospitals, businesses, governments and community groups to slash their waste footprint. A report by the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures and the ABC found many people who were inspired...

How to Answer the Argument that Australia’s Emissions are Too Small to Make a Difference

How to Answer the Argument that Australia’s Emissions are Too Small to Make a Difference

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Matt McDonald, Associate Professor of International Relations, The University of Queensland. After a recent foray into the debate over Australia’s so-called “climate election”, I received plenty of critical replies to my argument that Australians should take climate action more seriously. The most common rebuttal was...