Understanding our environment

Everything you need to know about the climate crisis and what is influencing climate change (and what you can do about it!)

Single Use Plastics Explained

The mass production of single-use plasticsplastic has caused an enormous pollution problem. While recycling measures have attempted to re-use some of this waste, single-use plastics are still an enormous environmental problem that needs some serious action.

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Visualising carbon emissions

Climate change can feel like an invisible threat. Smog from pollution or smoke from forest fires are plain to see, but carbon dioxide itself is imperceptible.  So how can we get a better picture of how much carbon we’re responsible for? Here are some ways you can visualise everyday carbon emissions.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION

When we picture the enormous amount of plastic floating around our oceans, and the deteriorating effect it has on our planet, we might feel overwhelmed or helpless. But there are things we can all do to stop this torrent of plastic waste and limit the scale of its destruction. Every one of us can act now to stem the tide of plastic pollution through the actions we make in our daily lives.

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ADDRESSING MYTHS ABOUT CARBON AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Everybody knows a climate skeptic. Unfortunately roughly two in every ten people either don’t believe in climate change or are dismissive of it, and it can be really frustrating when you are faced with a climate denier and don’t have the answers to hand to bust their myths. In this article, we arm you with everything you need to respond to the most common myths about climate change with hard facts.

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TOP 10 WAYS WE CAN ALL FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

We make decisions every day about the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and where our money is saved. All of these choices add up - in fact, 60% of global emissions come from household consumption. The truth is, we’re part of the problem, which means we can act now to be part of the solution. 

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THE WATER POLLUTION PROBLEM

Water is fundamental to the survival of all life and the health of our natural world, however this vital resource is facing a series of threats, all of which are caused primarily by human activity. When only about three percent of Earth's water is freshwater, and of that, only about 1.2 percent can be used as drinking water, it makes sense that water pollution should be one of your top environmental concerns.

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WHY WE NEED TO ACT NOW ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Many climate change impacts already observed are unprecedented in thousands of years. Nevertheless, not all is lost—at least not yet. The changes we make today can change the course of the future. Here are 6 ways you can reduce your personal carbon footprint. 

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HOW CARS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Many of us depend on our cars to go about our everyday lives, but the unavoidable fact is that Australians’ driving habits are exacerbating climate change. If Australia is going to meet its goal of net zero by 2050, we need to take action on the damaging environmental impact of car travel.

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