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Environment groups tell shoppers to reject return of plastic Little Shop

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Conservation groups are urging consumers to fight back against the relaunch of a Coles promotion which saw millions of small plastic toys given away for free.   

Opinion

How your workplace can be energy-efficient

David Ritter, Thursday, 27th June 2019 -  It has never been more important to get cracking on reducing emissions – wherever we work and whatever we do. Here, Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter offers some top tips on how to implement energy efficiency measures and install your o

A climate emergency has been declared. But what now?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Sydney has officially declared a climate emergency. But what does that actually mean? And how does that stack up to what is happening in the rest of Australia and the world? 

Solar energy could re-power the planet and the NT economy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  The Northern Territory is one of the sunniest places on earth, and according to a new report, turning sunshine into energy could be the answer to reviving the territory’s flailing economy.

Victoria says goodbye to single use shopping bags

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th June 2019 -  Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags are set to be banned from all Victorian food and retail stores, with conservation groups labelling the move as a first step in the long fight on plastic waste.

Opinion

Not everyone cares about climate change, but reproach won’t change their minds

Contributor, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  A whole-of-society discussion about our collective future is urgently needed, write Chloe Lucas, Aidan Davison and Peat Leith from the University of Tasmania, and Adam Corner from Cardiff University, in this article which first appeared in The Conver

Cross-sectors unite to make Melbourne greener

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  Melbourne has become the first city in Australia to launch a comprehensive strategy to increase and protect green urban spaces in a bid to dull the effects of climate change and protect the city’s most vulnerable.  

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Climate change: ‘A near-to-mid-term existential threat to human civilisation’

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  We need strong, determined leadership in government, in business and in our communities to ensure a sustainable future for humankind, writes Admiral Chris Barrie, AC RAN Retired.

Torres Strait Islanders take action on ‘catastrophic’ effects of climate change

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th May 2019 -  A group of Torres Strait Islanders is lodging a human rights complaint with the United Nations against the Australian government over alleged inaction on climate change.      

Social sector demands climate action on the eve of the election

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th May 2019 -  A coalition of community groups is demanding all political parties commit to strong action on climate change, arguing that people living in poverty are hit hardest by the climate crisis.
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