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
World Water Day 2013 is fast approaching on Friday, March 22, and will focus on the theme of water cooperation. Back in January we spoke a little on the theme of water cooperation here on the ripple effect, but the topic is definitely worth more discussion. If, like me, you are more of a visual learner, then the following
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.
Water Cooperation? Its a bit vague isnt it? It turns out that when countries and governments agree about how to manage water some very good things happen. As noted on the Unesco website – ‘At the international level water appears to provide reasons for transboundary cooperation rather than war.
‘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.
While all eyes focus on the big matches this weekend, another fierce competition for environmental bragging rights is being fought out by the venues. If ever you needed a reason to throw fuel on the raging Melbourne vs Sydney debate, this weekend’s sporting fixture promises to provide plenty.
With only a couple days left of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we have seen plenty of athletes striving for gold but this Olympics could be the one remembered for its unrivalled drive for green – the environment, that is. London 2012 will go down as the most sustainable Olympics yet, however anything less would have been unacceptable. Here’s why:
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: