Daisy Jeffrey, 17, is one of the key school students driving the School Strike 4 Climate, which on September 20 mobilised more than 300,000 people across Australia to protest for government action on climate change. Daisy spoke with Kat Vella. Featured image: School Strike/CC/flickr
Off Campus reporter Peter Tzannes met war veteran Bill Ryan, who at 97 years old shows that the School Strikes for Climate are mobilising activists from all generations. Featured photo: Caz Adams
BY JEN DAVIDSON Last week’s alarming report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that our consumption of meat is contributing significantly to a hotter planet. But can we be coerced into evicting meat from our diet? As one of the biggest per capita meat eaters in the world, Aussies are renowned […]
BY JEN DAVIDSON Narrabeen locals are preparing for up to eight weeks of swoops and swipes from the notorious ‘Woollies magpie’. Between September and October, the male of the nest, which is fiercely protective of its eggs and fledglings, springs upon unsuspecting victims between the lake walkway on Wellington Street and the village car park. […]
BY ADAM HAYWARD @Hayward_AdamK Sport is such an important part of Australia’s culture, there is a huge opportunity to promote the environmental challenges that effect sport from grassroots to the elite level. The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) is an organization which uses the power and influence of sport to raise awareness, support action to protect […]
Thanks to Tim Samuel for today’s Earth-themed tunes.
Hidden Harvest is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness about food waste and its related environmental and social problems by “upcycling” food that would not normally reach the consumer’s plate. REMI DASKEY @remidaskey interviewed Berbel Transe, the driving force behind Hidden Harvest, to discuss the bigger issue on everyone’s plates.
Plastics and pollutants make up the Great Pacific Gyre. Photo: Cesar Harada/flickr BY ED BROWN The third rock from the sun, a floating emerald and azure orb floating in orbit around a blazing star. Here is a place we call home and we have named it Earth. It is a wonderful place, bustling with […]
BY JUSTINE HAMILTON Greenpeace is continuing its stance against soft drink heavyweights Coca Cola Amatil despite the soft drink company’s recent court victory earlier this month over the Northern Territory’s bid to start a recycling program. The environmental group launched an advertising campaign funded solely by its supporters in Fairfax papers last week showing the hazards of […]