Category: Environment

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

By Indiana Lee Climate change can seem like a distant issue that doesn’t make much of a difference in your everyday life. For some, the only time it may really come to mind is when it’s brought to your attention by news headlines or a natural disaster hits.  However, research shows that it could make...

Wilderness Society Takes Legal Action Against Equinor’s Approval to Drill the Bight

Wilderness Society Takes Legal Action Against Equinor’s Approval to Drill the Bight

The Wilderness Society South Australia has announced that it has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge the environmental approval recently granted by NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) to Norwegian fossil fuel company Equinor to commence oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. The Wilderness...

Environmental Events in 2020 to Add to Your Annual Calendar

Environmental Events in 2020 to Add to Your Annual Calendar

One way to increase environmental awareness and encourage more people to adopt a green lifestyle and to take climate action is to promote the different environmental events scheduled throughout the year. In this way, people can get organised, mark in their annual calendars and make plans to participate. Below is the list of global environmental...

On An Optimistic Note: Green Initiatives Around the World

On An Optimistic Note: Green Initiatives Around the World

By Indiana Lee On the surface, things can feel pretty bleak when it comes to the environmental state of the planet. Climate change is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and with that comes greater talks of global warming.  To top things off, the Trump administration is a big advocate of burning fossil fuels — ...

State of the Environment Report 2020: “The Message of Urgency Cannot Be Overstated,” Warns European Environment Agency

State of the Environment Report 2020: “The Message of Urgency Cannot Be Overstated,” Warns European Environment Agency

The EU is not on track to meeting the vast majority of environmental targets for 2020 – and the outlook for 2030 and 2040 is even bleaker. This is the devastating verdict of the ground-breaking State of the Environment Report 2020 published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). According to the report, Europe is making insufficient progress across nearly all...

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

Globally, one-third of all food produced –1.3 billion tonnes of food worth $1 trillion– is wasted. According to a new report released by Rabobank Australia is the fourth largest food-wasting nation per capita, throwing 298kg of food away per person. The report, part of Rabobank’s annual Financial Health Barometer (FHB) surveys over 2,300 financial decision...

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

People eat more meat now than they ever have. What was once a luxury food item for those privileged enough to afford it has quickly become a staple in most people’s diets (most people in the developed world that is). This increased meat consumption is due in part to rising incomes and better standards of...