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6 steps to a green holiday season

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:44 by Hannah Parris

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

Hooray, holiday season is almost upon us. I don’t know about you but my aim at this time of year is to  spend as much time relaxing with friends and family as possible and to eat way, way too much. Gym membership will start in January, I promise.

This year, I am adding another goal: to make my holiday season season one where I can continue to do my bit for our planet. Here’s what I’m trying:

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7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:15 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Inspiring stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers, students, farmers, and 92-year old veterans – people just like you.

1. Canoes vs. coal

The People of the Pacific refuse to allow themselves to drown, they are fighting back against climate change! Residents of the Pacific islands, among the countries most vulnerable to rising sea levels, are taking the fight to save their homes directly to the fossil fuel industry. Using traditional canoes, 30 Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 Pacific islands paddled into the oncoming path of coal ships in Newcastle, Australia in an effort to shut down the world’s biggest coal port for a day.

The Pacific Climate Warriors
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Twas the night before Christmas…

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:59 by Shani Tager

According to Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt, there’s nothing as damaging as a bit of red tape and bureaucracy to slow down economic growth. But what does fast-tracking, cutting red tape and streamlining approvals really mean for the places we love? (more…)

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Posted on December 08, 2014 at 10:48 by Kumi Naidoo

Typhon Agupit Phillippines december 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ago.

“One of the biggest evacuations in peacetime” strikes a sickening chord. Is this peacetime or are we at war with nature?

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What happens in the Greenpeace office?

Posted on December 08, 2014 at 10:33 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Krystal Li is a year 10 student from North Sydney Girls High School. She joined the Greenpeace team in the office for a week long work experience placement. What did she learn? Here’s the lowdown on what goes on in the Greenpeace office. Hi there! My name is Krystal, and I like to make lists. I spent Continue reading →

9 reasons you should be a fan of wind energy

Posted on December 02, 2014 at 10:57 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

It’s no secret most Australians love renewable energy. But with Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey dismissing wind farms as “appalling” and “utterly offensive”, maybe it’s time we reminded ourselves why wind energy is great for Australia and the world. Wind power has an important role to play in reducing Australia’s contribution to dangerous climate change. And Continue reading →

5 tips for eating seafood guilt-free!

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 14:10 by Alix Foster Vander Elst

Do you know what you’re putting in your mouth? Chances are, when it comes to seafood, you probably don’t. The SBS TV series ‘What’s the Catch’, shocked many Australians by showing us the startling truth about seafood consumed in Australia.  Much of it is imported, sometimes many other sea creatures are killed in the process Continue reading →

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