As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the International Year of Water Cooperation. 2013 was declared the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC), allowing the international community to recognise the importance of peaceful and sustainable management and use of water resources. Not only is
Growing up in Botswana, we never had recycling and I found myself a little behind on recycling when I first arrived in Australia. With National Recycling Week being held from 11-17 November, I have been exploring their great free resources for homes, schools, and workplaces, all promoting recycling and highlighting its many benefits.
This year the savewater!® Photographic Competition has seen the most entries ever – over 3,700 entries from more than 90 countries around the world. These entries show that valuing water is something that crosses the boundaries of nations, tribes and languages – photography has been a great way to capture that.
Melbourne attracts millions of people every year to sport and cultural events. Two venues in particular are notable for their sheer enormity and grandeur, the
National Water Week is coming up soon from 20-26 October – the theme for 2013 is Liveable communities and the contribution that water makes to them. What does this mean and what can each of us do? Our communities need good services, and spaces that make us feel good. Water is a common factor in many of
So I have been spending a lot of time not doing my University work which is really, really bad but there is something I only get to do a couple of months of the year, and I want to make the most of the time I can have with it. This “it” is snow. Oh how I love snow! My parents say the first time I visited the snow I cried. The second
Happy World Environment Day everyone! This year’s theme is think.eat.save. According to the UNEP website, think.eat.save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your footprint. Did you know that (according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation) 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted
Happy Earth Day 2013! This year Earth Day‘s official theme is Climate Change, The Earth Day Network is aiming to bring awareness to the very real effects climate change is having on people around the world through a visually powerful campaign called The faces of Climate Change. The campaign encourages
I was time wasting on Facebook the other day when a photo of the ingredients of some hot cross buns came up from a large Australian supermarket chain. Alongside the photo was a description: “Avoid palm oil products this Easter!” I had given little thought to palm oil deforestation and Orang-utan habitat loss over my last
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