Category: Environment

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...

Why is Climate Scepticism so Successful in the United States?

Why is Climate Scepticism so Successful in the United States?

2019 is set to be the second warmest year on record, ending the warmest decade on record, another reminder that climate change is the defining issue of our time. Yet 2019 will not be remembered as the year when the world finally united to save the planet. Despite massive worldwide demonstrations and increasing global awareness...

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...