Anyone over 20 years old visiting a school library these days will ask, “Where did all the books go?” The technology and online revolution has without a doubt, changed the way we read and learn. New devices come out every year like the kindle, kobo and iPad.
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
We all know that we should be using fewer plastic bags – you only have to see them overflowing from your kitchen draw to know that. Pauline Whitehead, Chairperson of Naragebup, an environment centre in Rockingham, Western Australia knows that it is not just our kitchen draw is affected by these temporary
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
Popcorn? Check. Movie? Check. Environmental message? Check! Having just watched Dr Seuss’ latest book to film adaptation ‘The Lorax’, a family friendly animated film that heavily preaches the importance of protecting the environment before it’s too late, inspiration for a blog post came crashing down on me like the
As we count down the final days and hours on this year, we thought it timely to take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on some of the things we’ve seen in the last 12 months. Here are our top 5 highlights…
Melbourne and many parts of Victoria have now moved to Permanent Water Use Rules across the State. It is hard to get good talent these days but we do have a simple video that makes the rules easy to understand, and a nice shot of a fountain.
Canned tuna. It’s convenient, relatively healthy and oh so diverse – from wraps and sandwiches to mornay and pasta bakes. Tuna is also relatively cheap when you consider the journey that little fishy takes to get from the deep blue sea to your plate, not to mention the energy and resources required to make the packaging.
With all of this rain falling from the sky, wouldn’t it be a great idea to harness what nature is providing us for the garden rather than relying on drinking water?
As many reservoirs around Australia continue to fill, and with many government water rebate programs drawing to a close (except in Victoria) fewer rainwater tanks are being installed. But should it actually be the other way around? It is better to install a tank when water is still plentiful, rather than waiting for the weather to dry out.