Category: Environment

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...

World Environment Day 2019

World Environment Day 2019

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Happy World Environment Day! This year’s theme is #BeatAirPollutionsomething that’s been on my mind since travelling to the Motherland of the Philippines earlier this year and feeling dizzy and getting many headaches from exposure to vehicle fumes whilst walking around in Manila. I would later...

How to Have Better Arguments About the Environment (or Anything Else)

How to Have Better Arguments About the Environment (or Anything Else)

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. From climate change to armed conflict, our world is struggling with urgent global issues. But disagreements about how to solve them can spiral out of control. The only way to resolve intractable conflicts is to overcome desire to talk to allies more often than opponents....

How Should I Vote if I Care About Preventing the Extinction of Nature?

How Should I Vote if I Care About Preventing the Extinction of Nature?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Some voters heading to the polls this weekend may be casting their ballot with biodiversity in mind, after a major UN report released last week highlighted the global extinction crisis facing more than a million species. Australia is an extinction hotspot: we are second only...