It’s no secret that I am an emotional person, and that nothing inspires me more than people standing up for what they believe in. Last week, as the Pacific Climate Warriors led a flotilla in the world’s largest coal port – even the most unemotional among those witnessing were moved.
Many of us are making conscious efforts to lessen our impact on the earth. From our diet, to the things we buy, to the way we get to work – there’s a lot we can do to tread lightly on the environment.
Recently, Greenpeace Australia Pacific began a Green Living blog series to help supporters make better and more informed lifestyle choices. But how do the green habits of Australians rate compared to the rest of the world? A new study by the National Geographic reveals how green we really are down under. (more…)
‘Shark‘: it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack. (more…)
This is a guest post by Tooni Mahto, Marine Campaigner at the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Sealife is one of the last sources of food hunted from the wild. Most of what we eat comes from farming, where we have thousands of years of history in domesticating animals for food production and growing crops. Fish caught in the wild oceans are the final frontier.
But the expectation that the oceans can meet our increasing demand for seafood could be leading us down a dangerous path. Fish can be an infinite resource if managed well and taken without damaging the environment that nurtures them, and can provide livelihoods for local fishing communities and a rich tapestry of fishing tradition and history.
‘If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.’ (Bill McKibben, founder 350.org)
The Australian National University (ANU)’s decision to sell its shares in seven unethical resource companies has hit the headlines over the past week.
Suddenly ‘divestment’ is splashed across the front pages and the government is up in arms.
But in comparison to the trillions still invested, the divestment—while impressive—is pocketmoney. So why the fuss? (more…)
We don’t need an excuse to celebrate our oceans – we love them every day! Here are ten reasons to love oceans that’ll make your day a little brighter. 1. A whole lotta heart Octopuses have three hearts. That’s good news when you’re a sucker for tangling your tentacles. They have lots of heart and arms to Continue reading →