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In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

Every government school in Victoria will now provide students free pads and tampons in a bid to to reduce shame and embarrassment around periods for girls and ease the cost of living on families. An Australian first, the $20.7 million initiative will be rolled out to more than 1500 government schools across Victoria. The menstrual...

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

The coronavirus is disrupting almost every country in the world. Pandemics have struck before, but this one is affecting nations and citizens in new ways. Many countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and United States are implementing quarantines, lockdowns and social distancing measures to try and slow the spread of the virus.  As COVID-19...

Climate Joy Week #48: EU Unveils First Climate Law, Australian State of New South Wales Officially Free From Bushfires and more

Climate Joy Week #48: EU Unveils First Climate Law, Australian State of New South Wales Officially Free From Bushfires and more

Welcome to another week of our Climate Joy series, a series that features a roundup of positive climate news to inspire your fight for environmental and climate action. This news isn’t usually popularized by mainstream media which is exactly why we curate them– to ensure you get good news and not just the negative ones....

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...

Climate Joy Week #47: Disney to Bring Plant-Based Meat to Theme Parks and Cruises, Heathrow Third Runway Ruled Illegal Over Climate Change and more

Climate Joy Week #47: Disney to Bring Plant-Based Meat to Theme Parks and Cruises, Heathrow Third Runway Ruled Illegal Over Climate Change and more

Welcome to another week of our Climate Joy series. Here is the positive news we’re celebrating this week: 1. Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons plans to drill for oil Norwegian oil giant Equinor has abandoned its plans to deepwater drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, declaring that the controversial $200m project...

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...

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...