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The Reef is fine – except it’s not

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 March, 2015

The Australian government is running a PR campaign to convince the world that the Great Barrier Reef is fine – most recently inviting international journalists to take a guided tour of the Reef. With a 50% decline in coral cover since 1985, we...

Where in the world is all the water? 8 facts about coal and water

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 22 March, 2015

Why do we so rarely talk about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources in Australia and around the world? This World Water Day, let’s take a good look at one of the most important questions facing the human population right now: Where is...

Sending the power of hope to Vanuatu

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 17 March, 2015

Last week was a scary, sad and sickening wake-up call for many Pacific Islanders. Here at Greenpeace’s Pacific headquarters in Fiji, we were on full alert from Monday, as Cyclone Pam’s name began being muttered around the region. Water bottles...

Cleaning up our plastic act

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 12 March, 2015

‘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...

Wonders of the ocean: Manta rays play off the coast of Bali

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 March, 2015

Greenpeace photographer Paul Hilton captures the beauty of the underwater playground of manta rays in this incredible photo shoot. These photos were captured in the plankton rich waters off the coast of Nusa Penida, Bali, where major ocean...

Are Australian Food Labels Up To Scratch?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 9 March, 2015

This is a guest blog by Zoe Bingley-Pullin – celebrity nutritionist and chef, who currently appears on Channel 10’s hit TV show Good Chef Bad Chef. Her philosophy is all about eating for a better lifestyle. It’s about enjoying food, being...

13 everyday items you didn’t know you could recycle

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 6 March, 2015

In an ideal world, it’d be easy to recycle everything we didn’t need. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple – but these 13 tips will make it a little easier to recycle more. Even if you were part of the generation of Australians who had ‘reduce,...

Where did you get those green eggs and ham, Sam?

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 24 February, 2015

Do you ever think of how the chicken or egg ended up on the plate in front of you? There is certainly a long line of events that took place before you picked it up off the supermarket shelf. Here are a few reasons why we should reconsider our...

Have you ever used a REVERSE vending machine? Here’s your chance!

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 23 February, 2015

Incredible news! NSW Premier Mike Baird has officially launched a Container Deposit Scheme for NSW. At an event at Coogee Beach over the weekend, the Premier announced the roll out of 800 reverse vending machines. This means that NSW residents...

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...

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