Category: Environment

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

The coronavirus is disrupting almost every country in the world. Pandemics have struck before, but this one is affecting nations and citizens in new ways. Many countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and United States are implementing quarantines, lockdowns and social distancing measures to try and slow the spread of the virus.  As COVID-19...

Earth Hour 2020: #StayTheFHome and Switch Off The Lights For The Planet

Earth Hour 2020: #StayTheFHome and Switch Off The Lights For The Planet

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising exponentially across the world and so too the death toll, prompting public officials to implement lockdown measures across cities and whole nations and encouraging citizens to follow social isolation guidelines such as washing and sanitising hands. staying away from social gatherings and events, avoiding public transport, working remotely...

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

As the Productivity Commission confirmed this week, Australia’s economy has enjoyed uninterrupted growth for 28 years straight. Specifically, our output of goods and services last financial year grew by two percent. Economists obviously see the growth of a national economy as good news – but what is it doing to the Earth? Capitalism demands limitless...

Climate Philanthropy: Born of Benevolence or Self-Interest, Does it Really Matter?

Climate Philanthropy: Born of Benevolence or Self-Interest, Does it Really Matter?

The world’s richest man and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has decided to throw his wealth behind the climate change battle in a bid to save our environment. The Amazon CEO took to Instagram to announce a new fund to back scientists, activists and organizations working to mitigate the impact of climate change across the globe....

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure will play a critical role in supporting Australia’s transition to net zero emissions according to a new paper released today. Infrastructure contributes around 70% of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Issues Paper: Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future. The paper is published in partnership by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council...

World Wildlife Day: Environmental Actions That Will Help to Sustain All Life on Earth

World Wildlife Day: Environmental Actions That Will Help to Sustain All Life on Earth

Steve Winter, a National Geographic photographer, once said, “Photography can change the world. We need images that inspire us to care and to act to save our planet.” You know, it really does. Seeing photographs of the planet’s magnificent creatures inspire and energize people into shifting their roles in this planet; from acting like spoilt...

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

The Wilderness Society has today welcomed an announcement from Norwegian oil company Equinor that it will withdraw from its plans to undertake drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Last month, the Wilderness Society South Australia commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge Equinor’s environmental approval. Equinor is the fourth fossil fuel...

5 Tips to Effectively Communicating Climate Change

5 Tips to Effectively Communicating Climate Change

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! First off, thanks to those women/womxn who joined our private Facebook group ‘Women Who Love Politics‘. We now have 200+ members and it’s been wonderful to see women share opinions about political candidates, policies, media coverage,...

Applications Now Open for HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program

Applications Now Open for HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program

Applications are now open for the inaugural HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program, a new initiative by Taronga Conservation Society Australia to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing conservation and environmental challenges. HATCH is a 14-week accelerator program that will support five finalists to develop their brilliant ideas into not-for-profit or social enterprise ventures, with...