In response to the urgent problem of climate change and Australia’s worsening environmental indicators, the Australian Greens and the Australian Labor Party delivered best ever policy platforms for the 2016 Federal Election.
‘I’ll just chuck it in my backpack’.
That’s what I said to the cashier in Albert Heijn, the biggest Dutch supermarket on the streets of Amsterdam.
She had tried to charge me .50€ cents for a plastic bag so that I could carry my bunch of bananas 100m down the road. It was more than the bananas themselves had cost.
At the Leaders debate at the National Press Club in Canberra on May 29 the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the public that he had a practical plan for action on climate change and it was working. The Prime Minister didn’t mention the Reef once.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has tweeted the most despicable words of the election campaign so far. Across a picture of sparkling blue Great Barrier Reef waters, he has in recent days proclaimed: “Under Labor, the U.N. put the Great Barrier Reef on the in danger ‘watch-list’. Under the Coalition, it came off.”
Turtles are awesome. Seriously, they’re living dinosaurs that have survived against all odds to roam the oceans for more than 100 million years. They live about as long as elephants, and rock their wrinkles in the same way.
Written by Rolf Skar, Forest Campaign Director at Greenpeace USA.
Hundreds of thousands of you spoke up for Indonesia's rainforests and companies like Colgate-Palmolive are listening. There is still a lot to do, but it is making progress to reduce rainforest destroying palm oil from its supply chain.
From July 2017, you’ll get 10c back for every can and bottle you recycle. It may not sound like much, but it worked for South Australia with double the recycling rate of other states. It’s the system we were promised by Premier Mike Baird back in 2015 - and he was dragging his heels until Greenpeace supporters rallied to defend earlier this year against Coke-led attacks