80% of Australians polled think big businesses should be using renewable energy. Australia's pollution levels have been consistently rising for the past three years. The Federal Government must move to rollout strong climate and energy policy that embraces the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy, moving away from polluting, expensive and inefficient fossil fuels.
As I pack my bag for another flight overseas, thought I better respond to @harshap69 who tagged me to post my #sustainabilityhacks ! Pictured are my travel essentials - the biggest change has been @lushsingapore shampoo bars. Imagine how many single use shampoo bottles we waste? My moon cup. Tapao container/cutlery. Bamboo brush & @lushsingapore tabs for paste. And my little refillable container for coconut oil - which I use for pretty much everything. (Make up remover, hair conditioner, moisturizer...). Still suck at coffee cups as often forget to bring a keepcup (don’t like using them) - although getting better and now 90% opt in to sitting down and finishing coffee before rushing of. All this carried in my bag from @ror_borneo MADE from waste! But honestly, this doesn’t count for much, if anything. The only true impact we have is reducing our carbon. For me, this is offsetting my flights - which costs a shit tonne of money each year. Check out @myclimate_official to make sure all your flights, taxi rides and other c02 usages are offset. My goal next year is to travel less... but let’s see.... #C02#environment#travel#sgeff#climatechange#zerowaste Tagging @rebeccadavies_official@kimi_swimmy@yongfook & @hellothisised - what #sustainabilityhacks do you have to take care of the planet for the next generation?
The #draught. Basically we were standing near the middle of the river #rhine today. It’s saddening that politicians don’t see that actions against #climatechange need to be the first and foremost priority. It’s just not where the quick moneys at for now. In 20 years we‘ll all be fucked; make no mistake... #eatlessmeat#ditchyourcar
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Making the choice to reuse and repurpose products can go a long way to saving the planets vital resources 🌏 We would love to hear how you take steps daily to reduce your footprint so we can share your knowledge. It's going to take a collective effort to combat traditional waste practices and education is vital to this process. If you are interested in finding out more about the difference we are trying to make, head on over to our website (link in bio) ♻️🌱
So beautiful. @Regran_ed from @sea_legacy - Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Fur seals have an attitude from a young age. Of all the Antarctic and Subantarctic seals, the fur seal is the one that shows the most aggressive behaviour. Probably rightly so, as they were hunted almost to extinction by the early 20th century.
The population has recovered today. During mating season, when the males are particularly aggressive, some areas are closed to tourism, to give the seals added protection and to avoid confrontations. Affected areas include some of the South Georgia Islands, such as Prion Island.
Detail of my latest work, Catch, made from fishing ropes I’ve collected from local beaches, to be exhibited in the exhibition Waste Not, curated by @meg_nicolson , responding to issue of marine debris. Waste Not opens Friday 26 Oct 6pm upstairs space @brightbirdespresso
Repost from @amazonfrontlines
Amazon Frontlines is thrilled to be accompanying our indigenous partners of The Ceibo Alliance on this journey to Bioneers 2018 Conference, which began today. Before leaving their communities on the long journey north, the four Ceibo leaders consulted their elders for advice. Hernan Payaguaje, a leader of the Secoya people remembers: “My grandfather advised me to take care on my journey, and to tell the world about our people. Despite the threats we face, we remain strong. We exist.” Stay tuned for updates from today's event, during which The Ceibo Alliance gave this year's Keynote Speech!
Remember ...early voting in Texas begins tomorrow - November 2nd. If you can early vote, please do so...if not please schedule November 6 in your phone /calendar and set it to notify you on that day. Please vote!📬📝💕We need you to vote on November 6, 2018. (Also, locate your voters registration card this week...before the 6th....Do you remember where you placed it the last time you voted?)🙆🙏💕 #vote#voting#nov6#families#healthcare#livablewages#climatechange#prisonreform#freetuition
If humans started washing up on beaches with stomachs full of plastic immediate action would be taken I think we can all be certain of that.
Yet just becuase it only happens to millions of other marine mammals we don't batter an eye lid. Whales, dolphins, turtles all found dead due to plastic and yet we look the other way. We must take a stance today!
Tag any company below who needs to change their ways for the sake of the planet 🌏
My friend overlooking some of the most majestic earth pimples I've ever seen. by @josiahwg 🌲 #folkgreen
Climate Tip: Tell your story, listen to others. A healthy planet and stable climate aren’t political issues. It’s all about families, communities, energy systems and humanity’s future. It’s important to get everyone on board, working toward climate solutions. People are more often influenced by friends than by experts, so make sure to talk about climate change with friends and family. Tell your stories — about changes you’ve seen where you live, how climate change has affected you, and the changes you’re making to lessen your impact. Encourage friends and family to explore the top 10 things they can do about climate change. by davidsuzuki.org 💚
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What if our planet Earth had no water? This giant rocky mess is what our beautiful gem would look like without any life. It would be a dead rock hurdling through the universe just like any other of our planets. Staring at this for a while really makes you wonder— is this a state that we’re slowly bringing our home to? —————————————————————————————
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Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Emperor penguins are monogamous: They mate for life, and look for the same partner, year after year. When the female lays her egg she passes it to her mate and leaves to feed on her own. She will remain at sea, foraging for food, until spring.
The female will return in July, often to find a newly hatched chick. The male then hands over the chick and himself leaves, to feed at sea. The male will periodically return with food during this time, to help raise the chick. Male and female alternate between spending time with their chick and foraging at sea.
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In the 1970s, Germany had around 50,000 landfills. Then in 2005 Germany imposed a ban on traditional garbage dumps, replacing them with one of the most advanced waste-management systems in the world. Now, in a country of 83 million people, there are less than 300 landfills and they don't accept unsorted garbage.
They only receive what is left after recyclable items have been removed from the waste chain and the rest cycles through compressing it into an inert mass.
In 2020 it's predicted those landfills will be completely out of operation because by then Germany plans to make use of all garbage and the energy produced by it.