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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...

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...

We can't let this happen again

Feature Story | 6 February, 2015 at 15:20

These before and after photos of dredging at Gladstone seem like a nightmarish premonition of what could happen if Adani's plans for the Carmichael mine go ahead.

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...

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