Mia Vissenjoux, Environmental Ambassador

Cool Australia had the privilege of having Mia Vissenjoux speak at our annual 'Love Your Planet' Valentine's Day Women's Lunch. She is the Environmental Captain of Brighton Secondary College and has quickly become a voice for environmental responsibility for her generation, whom some refer to as an ...

CERES and VAEE Sustainability Fairs

Cool Australia was in attendance at the Sustainability Fair at international award-winning Bentleigh Secondary College on 26 March. Jason Kimberley and Thea Nicholas presented the new Cool Australia website with its improved functionality to teachers and students. This was one of three Sustainabili...

Jason Kimberley Named Sustainability and Environmental Educator of the Year

Cool Australia is thrilled to announce that our founder and CEO, Jason Kimberley, was recently named the Sustainability and Environmental Educator of the Year 2012 by the Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE). This award is important to Cool Australia, as the VAEE offers professi...

Foreign demand for beef, soybeans adds pressure on Amazon forest

Author: Alister DoyleSource: Planet ArkDate: 5 April, 2013 Rising foreign demand for beef and soybeans will tempt Brazil to clear more of the Amazon rainforest, in a reversal of recent success in slowing forest losses, a study said on Thursday. About 30 percent of deforestation in Brazil in the d...

Final frontiers: rainforests

Author: Bill Laurance Source: The Conversation Date: 2 April, 2013 With the global population now well over seven billion there are few remaining parts of the world relatively untouched by human activity. We assess the current state and future prospects of five final frontiers: rainforests, Antar...

Stocking Up: Securing Our Marine Economy

Introducing CPD’s first major Sustainable Economy Report:Our oceans are often out of sight, but that doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. Australia is surrounded by a vast wealth of oceans. We have the world’s third largest marine estate. We have the highest marine biodiversity in the worl...

Arnie calls for more ‘sexy’ environmentalism

Source: Sydney Morning Herald (AP)1 February, 2013 Vienna: Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals. "If we want to inspire the world, it is ti...

Hard habit to break: getting out of our energy wasting ways

Author: Jennifer Boldero, Geoffrey Binder Source: The Conversation Date: February 1, 2012 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires behavioural change. But how do we get individuals into this habit or, for that matter, any habit that reduces energy consumption? Two academic disciplines concer...

Big cities’ heat can change temperatures a continent away: study

Author: Deborah ZabarenkoSource: Planet ArkDate: 29 January, 2013 The energy big cities burn - mostly coal and oil to power buildings, cars and other devices - produces excess heat that can get into atmospheric currents and influence temperatures thousands of miles (km) away, a new study found. T...