As the seasons change, we will all be spending a little bit more time and taking advantage of the incredible beaches Australia has to offer. Our latest refillit expert, Tim Silverwood from Take 3 took time out to talk to us about how plastic waste at the beach is far more than just an eyesore, but is in fact killing our marine life and working
You’ve probably heard about the refillit movement by now – that it is a movement that aims to help you: reduce your impact on the environment refresh your mind and body; and provide relief for our world’s poorest communities …but there’s even more clarity around refillit with the release of our new look website
This week I started back at University. One day as I was sitting down munching on my lunch purchased from a certain sandwich chain, my eyes fell upon the plastic bag and paper wrapping the sandwich had come in. These two items, although small and fairly insignificant, were only going to be used
Across Asia, there are less than 33,000 elephants remaining in the wild. Since the logging ban in Thailand in the 1980’s, elephants and their mahouts, or keeper, have had to struggle to survive. An elephant is expensive to feed (it costs over 600 baht a day to feed an elephant) and to care for, and if they are unable to make any money an elephant can become a financial burden on the mahout and his or her family.
I’d like to start by thanking you for returning for part 2 of ‘movies, popcorn…environment?’ As I’ve discovered from people’s various responses to part 1, writing about and ranking movies is a lonely life. No matter what you put into your top 5 films, someone will always disagree, become vocal about it and quickly develop a
National Water Week 2012 is set to reach its peak tonight in Melbourne with the Australian Water Industry gathering for the national 2012 savewater! awards®. This evening’s celebration of sustainable water use marks the tenth year since the awards program first began back in 2002. What a long way they have come!
‘Scarcity of Hygienic Drinking Water in Dhaka city’ from entrant Ismail Ferdous National Water Week swings around every year in the third week of October. This year is set to be a ripper with plenty of activities being run by water providers and other organisations right across the country.
The finalists have been announced for the 2012 savewater! awards photographic competition Senior category (13 – 17 years old). This award is designed to recognise creative talent by capturing water conservation imagery as the key focus. Always an exciting category, check out the great work from the budding photographers…
At Rio+20 held in June, The Clean Revolution launched a campaign to tackle energy consumption and emissions caused by lighting. Globally, lighting accounts for approximately 20% of electricity consumption which leaves a lot of room for improvement. LED (light-emitting diode) lighting can have a huge impact on reducing energy bills over time, but at the moment the upfront cost deters most. Take a look at this neat infographic for an insight into how The Clean Revolution hopes to change the world’s lighting:
Are you saving the planet in the face of rising population and increased cost of living? Do you care about the environment and our water supply despite abundant rainfall and overflowing dams? Tell us how you are using water efficiently and you could win $1,000 in the savewater! Awards Australian Achiever category.