Toilet Water

More on toilets – What if we all went at the same time? Have you ever wanted to know what would happen? Well there is a bloke in Canada, Pat Keirnan who wanted to know. So when 80% of Canadians sat down to watch the Ice Hockey Gold Medal playoff (they really love Ice Hockey in Canada) in the Winte...

Bottled Water

Where do we start? Okay, put your hand up if you are happy to pay more than 1,000 times over the cost for anything. No hands showing? Now put your hand up if you would buy a bottle of something down at the shops for $3.50 that you can get for free with no effort. No hands showing? Well our hands sho...

Ecological Debt

Cool Australia recently had the pleasure of speaking with 120 year eight students at a local high school. We started talking about how humans are chewing through the earth’s resources at an alarming rate with no sign of slowing down. The thing that we found most challenging was that not many peopl...

Acid Oceans

This is not a good news story. But it is an extremely important one. We’re talking about ocean acidification. While we’re pumping carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the ocean is absorbing it, in greater and greater quantities. And now it looks like the levels of carbon being absorbed in th...

Challenges and Solutions for The Great Barrier Reef

Climate change and our Great Barrier Reef Climate change is considered the most significant threat to our Great Barrier Reef. Mass coral bleaching events due to rising ocean temperatures occurred in the summers of 1998, 2002 and 2006, and it is expected that coral bleaching will become an annual oc...

Water

Taking care with water Remember the big drought we had from 1997 – 2009? More than 85% of Australians were on water restrictions. We even stopped watering our  driveways. Thankfully the rains have returned for now, but they seemed to have washed away our efforts around saving water. Most of our ...

Water

Taking care with water Remember the big drought we had from 1997 – 2009? More than 85% of Australians were on water restrictions. Some of us even stopped watering our driveways. Thankfully the rains have returned. But they seemed to have washed away our efforts to save water. Most of our drinking...