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Is this bank about to go from advising to condemning Reef destruction?

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 7 May, 2015

As a contracted advisor to the planned Carmichael mega-mine, UK-based international bank Standard Chartered must be feeling rather exposed at the moment following a Hong Kong protest and then questions from Greenpeace at its annual general...

The verdict is in: 85% of Australians choose the Great Barrier Reef over coal

Blog entry by Shani Tager | 4 May, 2015

Scientists made it clear that we have an important choice to make – we can have the Reef, or we can have coal, but we can’t have both. We know that the science is telling us to choose the Reef, but what does the Australian community want?   We...

International compost awareness week

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 4 May, 2015

This week is International Compost Awareness week in Australia. Composting is an easy way to recycle food and garden waste into soil that can enrich your garden. Making your own garden compost is a lot easier than you may think. You can recycle...

Let’s stir up a Twitterstorm for the Reef on Q&A!

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 1 May, 2015

This Monday, Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Shadow Environment Minister Mark Butler will be on the panel of the ABC’s Q&A programme. This is a great opportunity to make the Reef a hot topic and put the Ministers on the spot! We need your...

Eat your ugly vegetables to fight food waste: 4 reasons ‘not pretty enough’ is just fine

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 May, 2015

In 2015, it’s not just us who feel the pressure to look beautiful for Instagram. Our obsession with perfect-looking fruit and vegetables causes huge amounts of food waste. Here’s why ugly food is the new hottest thing in produce. According to...

The Rainbow Warrior heads to Vanuatu

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 29 April, 2015

After Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu and the Pacific in March, 75,000 people have been left in dire need of emergency shelter and other goods to restore their lives and homes. There are ongoing tireless efforts from many different organisations,...

Coal industry fact check: Mining for the truth

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 28 April, 2015

If you’ve been reading newspapers, listening to the Abbott Government, or paying attention to mining companies lately – you’d be forgiven for thinking the Carmichael megamine project is ready to bring thousands of jobs and tens of billions of...

Renewable Energy for All: How an Indian Village Was Electrified

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 27 April, 2015

Let’s accept it. Climate change is a reality and current and future generations are up against the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. Yet some people believe that there is a trade-off between combating climate change and delivering...

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