Category: Environment

Australia’s Bushfire Crisis and the Climate Change Discussion

Australia’s Bushfire Crisis and the Climate Change Discussion

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, While I was in Melbourne to see my family and attend a school reunion I learned about the NSW bushfires from our Sydney-based writer Sara Pull who had been travelling back home from a trip and had been delayed due...

Drought and Climate Change Were the Kindling, and Now the East Coast is Ablaze

Drought and Climate Change Were the Kindling, and Now the East Coast is Ablaze

Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales into central Queensland. The most tragic losses are concentrated in northern NSW, where 970,000 hectares have been burned, three people have died, and at least 150 homes have been destroyed. A catastrophic fire warning for Tuesday...

Saving Australia’s Sea Lion Population

Saving Australia’s Sea Lion Population

A world-first trial is under way to treat the Australian sea lion with a topical anti-parasitic in an attempt to rid the endangered species of debilitating hookworm infestation. The experiment is led by Dr Rachael Gray, from the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science. “The Australian sea lion is an endangered species, in part due to...

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Southeast Asia has often received flak and a bad reputation when it comes to environmental sustainability. In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 released by the World Economic Forum, Southeast Asia, as a bloc, got a score of 3.8 out of 7 on factors that contribute to environmental sustainability. Given that the region is...

Involving Kids in Making Schools Sustainable Spreads the Message Beyond the Classroom

Involving Kids in Making Schools Sustainable Spreads the Message Beyond the Classroom

The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students’ global, environmentally conscious minds. Modern education isn’t only about teaching kids the traditional concepts of say, English and Mathematics – it is also about helping to develop confident adults and informed citizens. The curriculum goes some way to...

Love Online Shopping? Here’s What You Need to Know About Marine Shipping’s Impact on Air Pollution

Love Online Shopping? Here’s What You Need to Know About Marine Shipping’s Impact on Air Pollution

How often do you purchase stuff online? Perhaps you subscribe to a monthly wine club, purchase sustainable fashion or order secondhand books. Each time you buy something, the product is usually sealed in a box or mailer of some sort and shipped straight to your door. Businesses use a variety of methods to transport goods,...

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Climate Change and Protecting the Environment

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Climate Change and Protecting the Environment

I sometimes share heartbreaking photos of environmental devastation with my kids. I believe that keeping them in the loop with what’s going on with our planet is my responsibility as a parent. That way, educating them and exposing them to the harsh realities of human existence will help them understand issues instead of denying them...

There Are Over 450 Eco Labels. Why It Makes Sense to Overhaul the System and Make it Consumer-Friendly…

There Are Over 450 Eco Labels. Why It Makes Sense to Overhaul the System and Make it Consumer-Friendly…

In recent times, public interest in protecting the environment, sustainability and positive climate action is higher than it has ever been. From politics and fashion to energy and manufacturing, climate change and the environment has become the central consideration in what we buy, who we vote for, where we travel even. It is undeniable that...

Climate Joy Week #28: California Bans Hotels From Providing Travel-Size Plastic Toiletries, Unilever to Slash Plastic Use

Climate Joy Week #28: California Bans Hotels From Providing Travel-Size Plastic Toiletries, Unilever to Slash Plastic Use

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Climate Joy Series, we are so thrilled you stopped by. This week marks our 28th edition of our beloved series and if this visit is your first with us, please start from the beginning to fully understand what our Climate Joy series is all about. That being said,...