Climate Change & Energy

  • Hurricane Harvey: How Climate Change Kills

    31 August 2017

    Hurricane Harvey is a reminder of the cost we pay for climate denial and inaction, Ryan Schleeter writes. With rain expected to continue falling through this Friday, what we already know about Hurricane Harvey paints a devastating picture.

  • It's time for collective responsibility

    3 August 2017

    A few weeks ago, mum called to tell me how horrified she had been to find out that plastic toothbrushes end up in landfill; and that she had bought bamboo brushes for the whole family. I promised to remember to take my new toothbrush on my next visit; and of course reassured her that, yes, I do still remember to always brush up and down. Needless to say, she was really excited about the new toothbrushes (and my dental hygiene).  

  • How to write a review on CommBank's smartphone apps

    14 July 2017

    CommBank invested more money into polluting fossil fuels in 2016 than any other Australian bank. By propping up dirty energy, CommBank is holding us back from a future with clean air, clean water and a healthy Great Barrier Reef.

  • Why Australia needs to whip its coal dependence

    14 July 2017

    In the same way people a century ago wanted cars instead of horses, people today don’t want coal — they want renewables. This piece was originally published on Independent Australia.

  • Living the dream - how I found the time to be a hands-on activist in a busy, crazy world.

    11 July 2017

    Always being a keen “keyboard activist”, signing petitions and sending emails, I told myself that as a busy working mum this was all I had time to do. So, when Greenpeace asked me to step up and lead some Coalbank action in my region, the temptation was soon quashed with my own ready mantra, “I’m working full time and now studying too – I haven’t got the time”

  • Dear Mr Prime Minister, please stand up for clean energy progress

    7 July 2017

    As the Prime Minister prepares to attend the G20 conference in Germany the Deputy Program Director of Greenpeace, Susannah Compton, has sent him a letter reminding him of the importance of maintaining the progress that financial institutions have made towards funding sustainable energy in developing countries.