Juicy explainer about the environment’s growing economics problem

Author: Sam Bliss
Source: Grist.org
Consume less, share more, drink hand-squeezed OJ. Those are some basic principles behind degrowth, an idea and movement that rejects economic growth as a goal for society. This video explains degrowth with oranges, juice, and peels. But wait, you ask, isn’t growth a good thing? In an age wh...

Savanna burns reduce emissions by half a million tonnes

Author: ABC
Source: ABC
Date: 06 October, 2014
The CSIRO says improved fire management practices across northern Australia have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than half a million tonnes over the past year. Savanna burning was introduced as a methodology under the Federal Government's Carbon Farming Initiative, to reduce the frequency ...

‘Repair cafés’ are about fixing things – including the economy

Author: Jade Herriman
Date: 20 May, 2014
Image your smartphone’s screen gets smashed, or your bike wheel gets buckled, or your favourite boots get a hole in them. What do you do? You could buy a replacement. Or you could join the worldwide trend of taking your broken stuff to a “repair café”. The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre h...

Two in three Australians drive to work, study of commuting habits finds

Author: ABC
Source: ABC
Date: 03 February, 2014
Nearly two in three Australians drive to work in a private car while only one in 10 commuters relies on public transport, a study of census data has found. Meanwhile, there are 13.3 million registered vehicles in Australia, amounting to one vehicle for every 1.37 people of driving age. And fewer t...

Marine ecologists restore seaweed species to Sydney’s coastline

Author: ABC
Source: ABC
Date: 15 January, 2014
Marine ecologists from the University of New South Wales say they have successfully restored a seaweed species that once thrived along Sydney's coastline. The species, commonly known as crayweed, vanished along a large stretch of Sydney's coast during the 1970s and 80s, most likely due to high leve...

Blog – Sometimes you have to follow your passion!

Author: Jess McKelson
Source: Cool Australia
Date: 08 November, 2013
  Some people call it an epiphany, some call it a realisation, I called it a responsibility. Arriving back to Australia, it was clear to me that not many people knew much about Palm oil and where it came from. It was also evident that there was little understanding as to how prevalent its us...

Wasted food is world’s third-biggest carbon emitter after China and US: UN

Author: Reuters
Source: ABC News
Date: 12 September, 2013
The food the world wastes accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the United States, according to a United Nations report. It says every year about a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted, along with all the energy, ...