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Upcycling 101: How to turn your stuff into other stuff

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 17 February, 2015

Humans have a big problem: we love stuff. The rate at which we’re using the world’s resources is unsustainable – so it’s time we do all we can to tread lightly on the environment. Many Australians are lucky enough to be able to buy stuff. We’ve...

Tackling deforestation – it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 February, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of making big promises...

Queensland election explained: What does this mean for the future of the Great...

Blog entry by Shani Tager | 6 February, 2015

As the tropical state of Australia, Queensland is known for its summer storms. We’re used to it being hot and steamy one day and raining buckets the next. This summer, though, was particularly crazy, and the Queensland election last weekend...

6 reasons the Great Barrier Reef needs you to divest right now

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 5 February, 2015

1. The plot is cliché It’s like something from a James Bond script where an evil villain decides to dig up a massive amount of coal and detonate one of the world’s largest carbon bombs in order to make money for a company with a very dodgy...

6 tips for a sustainable school year!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 4 February, 2015

School’s back in! Whether you’ve already got everything you need for the school year or not – here are six tips to help you think about the planet and your child’s education. The start of school is an fun time for some children, and a nightmare...

This is NOT what ‘sustainable forest management’ looks like…

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 February, 2015

It’s been a year since Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) released its latest ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia’s forests and...

The massive marine breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 27 January, 2015

It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January: governments around the...

Clean air doesn’t come to those who wait

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 23 January, 2015

“One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual,” said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey. “When the...

Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 14 January, 2015

Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that. But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is bad for...

7 Resolutions for Ocean Lovers

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 13 January, 2015

One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution: The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales, turtles, tunas...

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