Category: Environment

Female Corporate Leaders Make Firms Less Likely To Fall Foul of Environmental Laws

Female Corporate Leaders Make Firms Less Likely To Fall Foul of Environmental Laws

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Chelsea Liu, Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide   Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws, suggesting that these companies are more mindful of protecting the environment. That is the key finding of my research, published in the Journal of...

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Coal Pollution Rules

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Coal Pollution Rules

UNITED STATES: On Tuesday, August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans to roll back Obama-era regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants and give states the power to regulate their own emissions. These rules would undo much of the progress the Obama administration made in the fight against climate change and cause catastrophic consequences on...

What Australian States Can Learn From Trump Dismantling Climate Change Policy

What Australian States Can Learn From Trump Dismantling Climate Change Policy

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Sarah Graham, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement was greeted with dismay around the world. Less well known, but probably just as damaging to emissions reductions, was freezing standards for carbon dioxide emissions from cars in July. The erosion of...

Will The Next Generation Care About The Environment?

Will The Next Generation Care About The Environment?

The guiding principle for the eco and sustainability movement is the future: that we treat the earth in a way that generations unborn can also have an earth to live in, an environment to enjoy and resources to extract. That the earth isn’t just a platform for human existence, but also a living being. That...

These Eco-Friendly Items Should Be In Your Emergency Preparedness Kit At All Times

These Eco-Friendly Items Should Be In Your Emergency Preparedness Kit At All Times

In the case of an emergency, the only thing you’ll be concerned about is survival, but if you plan ahead, your emergency preparedness kit can be packed with eco-friendly supplies and ideas. With natural and human-made catastrophes so prevalent today (ahem, climate change), it’s not a matter of if you’ll need a preparedness kit —...

Here’s A Funny Thing: Can Comedy Really Change Our Environmental Behaviours?

Here’s A Funny Thing: Can Comedy Really Change Our Environmental Behaviours?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Kim Borg, Doctoral Candidate & Research Officer at BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University and Denise Goodwin, Research Fellow, Monash University Someone (possibly George Bernard Shaw) once said: “If you want to tell people the truth, you’d better make them laugh or they’ll kill you”. While...

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

There’s nothing more frustrating than a painfully ironic clothing brand, classic example; t-shirts that say “female empowerment” made by female garment workers that aren’t paid a fair living wage (I’m looking at you Beyonce). I’ve always felt that some surf brands are also a prime example of this irony, with mainstream surf brands promoting outdoor life...