Category: News

Climate Joy Week #45: Nike Releases Shoe Made of Waste, Delta’s $1bn plan to Be the First Carbon Neutral Airline and more…

Climate Joy Week #45: Nike Releases Shoe Made of Waste, Delta’s $1bn plan to Be the First Carbon Neutral Airline and more…

It’s been going on a year since we launched this series to celebrate positive environmental news and with the increase of climate anxiety, it’s needed now more than ever. So here is some good news to inspire hope and cheerfulness: 1. Nike releases ‘Space Hippie’ shoes made of waste Sportswear giant Nike has released its...

Climate Joy Week #44: SeaWorld Ends Dolphin Surfing, the Oscars Embraces Plant-Based Menu and more…

Climate Joy Week #44: SeaWorld Ends Dolphin Surfing, the Oscars Embraces Plant-Based Menu and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. This roundup of positive climate news also comes right before Valentine’s Day and for this reason, if you recognise and celebrate the day, here’s to a wonderful Valentine’s in advance. Now here’s the good news we’re celebrating this week: 1. SeaWorld ends dolphin surfing and related show...

Climate Joy Week #43: New French Law Stops Companies From Destroying Unsold Goods, Copenhagen Fashion Week Announces Sustainability Plan and more…

Climate Joy Week #43: New French Law Stops Companies From Destroying Unsold Goods, Copenhagen Fashion Week Announces Sustainability Plan and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. As always, this week we’ve scoured the news to bring you positive developments for the environment. From France to Borneo, we come bearing green tidings to inspire you to keep up the good climate fight. Here’s what we’re celebrating this week: 1. Landmark French law will stop unsold...

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

Over 50,000 families were displaced when the Taal Volcano erupted in Batangas, Philippines on January 12. Tons of volcanic ash devoured villages while a menacing plume of smoke hovered above, accompanied by rising magma and volcanic tremors stealing the homes and livelihoods of many thousands living in the surrounding area. Naturally, news about the heavy...

Climate Joy Week #42: China to Ban Single-Use Plastic in Major Cities, Spain Declares Climate Emergency

Climate Joy Week #42: China to Ban Single-Use Plastic in Major Cities, Spain Declares Climate Emergency

Another week, another round-up of positive news stories as it relates to the environment and climate action. The first month of 2020 is nearly over but it has already borne witness to some advancements in our global fight to protect our planet. So here’s what we’re celebrating this week: 1. China to ban single-use plastic in...

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...

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.   World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia...

Climate Joy Week #41: Microsoft Pledges to Become Carbon Negative, Colgate Launches Vegan-Certified Toothpaste and more…

Climate Joy Week #41: Microsoft Pledges to Become Carbon Negative, Colgate Launches Vegan-Certified Toothpaste and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Climate Joy series. This week has brought forth good environmental tidings especially when you consider that rain has finally come to Australia (as many of you may be aware, EWP headquarters is in Australia) and given the country’s devastating bushfires and drought, this latest development is a joyful one for...

Climate Joy Week #40: London and New York Mayors Urge Other Cities to Divest From Fossil Fuels, US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall in 2019 and more…

Climate Joy Week #40: London and New York Mayors Urge Other Cities to Divest From Fossil Fuels, US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall in 2019 and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Climate Joy Series. Thanks for supporting this series, where we shine the light on positive climate news and remind everyone it’s not all bad. And now without further ado, here is the roundup of good news for the week, as it relates to the environment and climate action:...

Retailers Unite to Fundraise for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Retailers Unite to Fundraise for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Over 30 of Australia’s leading retailers with a combined network of 1,000+ stores have joined forces to provide 100% of profits from this Thursday 9th January to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. As businesses which rely on the goodwill of their communities, the collection of local and international brands united proactively...

Climate Joy Week #39: Golden Globes Goes Plant-Based, Comedian Celeste Barber Raises $32 Million in Bushfire Appeal and more…

Climate Joy Week #39: Golden Globes Goes Plant-Based, Comedian Celeste Barber Raises $32 Million in Bushfire Appeal and more…

Happy New Year! Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy, the first of the year. In a sense, this year began appallingly from an environmental sense; the Australian bushfires are still raging and the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison doesn’t seem bothered by it. But at times like this, more than ever, we are...

How to Monitor the Bushfires Raging Across Australia

How to Monitor the Bushfires Raging Across Australia

As I write this, fires are consuming huge swathes of Australia and conditions are expected to worsen. The situation is attracting global interest, and reporting has been extensive. But it isn’t always easy to find reliable information on how the situation is developing in specific areas that are home to your family and friends. Read...