Category: Environment

Young People Won’t Accept Inaction on Climate Change, and They’ll Be Voting in Droves

Young People Won’t Accept Inaction on Climate Change, and They’ll Be Voting in Droves

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Hannah Feldman, PhD Researcher in Science Communication, Australian National University. Youths are often brushed off as being politically disengaged, but the Australian Electoral Commission has reported record high numbers of youth enrolment, and climate change will be at the forefront of their minds when many...

Climate Change Policies: How Do Australian Labor, the Coalition and the Greens Compare?

Climate Change Policies: How Do Australian Labor, the Coalition and the Greens Compare?

Last week, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a scorecard, assessing Australia’s three major parties, The Australian Greens, Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Liberal National Party aka the Coalition, on 50 key policies across four main areas: renewables investment, coal phase out, stopping Adani’s coal mine and protecting the natural environment. The highest possible...

Climate Joy Week #4: The Good Climate News Making Headlines this Week…

Climate Joy Week #4: The Good Climate News Making Headlines this Week…

In this week’s ‘Climate Joy’ series, we celebrate the efforts of governments and organisations taking sustainable strides. From Washington to Quito, people across the globe are increasingly striving for a better future for the environment and our unborn ones. 1. Washington State Commits to 100% Renewable Energy Another American state makes it to our Climate...

Concrete: The Quiet Greenhouse Gas Emitter Beneath Your Feet

Concrete: The Quiet Greenhouse Gas Emitter Beneath Your Feet

When you think of polluting industries, you probably imagine extractive fuel endeavors like coal or oil, and maybe wag a finger towards the garment industry or the ubiquitous use of plastics, also a product of the oil industry. However, there are other, silent industries with less public exposure damaging the planet at alarming rates. Concrete...

Take 3 for the Sea: A Social Movement to Keep Plastic Out of Our Oceans

Take 3 for the Sea: A Social Movement to Keep Plastic Out of Our Oceans

Not-for-profit environmental organisation Take 3 For The Sea has increased their efforts in conserving the environment and protecting wildlife by creating their biggest movement yet through social media with their latest campaign the #Take3Challenge. Targeting people that are connected to the planet, the campaign encourages a simple action that leads to considerable change, encouraging everyone...

New Climate Joy Series: Celebrating Positive Climate News

New Climate Joy Series: Celebrating Positive Climate News

I started writing about the environment, climate change and the eco-community about two years ago. In that time, I have come to observe that climate news is often moody and sometimes outrightly depressing. The news always shares gloomy details either on how the temperature levels are increasingly rising, lists the animal species we are losing...