Category Archives: Environmental sustainability

At your door: a climate change art work

This is a video of my daughter’s HSC (final year high school) visual art work: At your door. It’s an acrylic painting on an old door supported by a soundscape. I admit I’m totally biased, but I think it’s very … Continue reading

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Special days and dates for the environment – 2020

Here are some significant international and Australian national days/weeks for 2020 that focus on environmental issues. Continue reading

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Upcycle Newcastle – video

A short video about Upcycle Newcastle. Continue reading

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Dear Mister Prime Minister: Are you listening?

Here is the powerful speech given by Alexa Stuart at the Newcastle Global Climate Strike attended by around 10,000 people. Continue reading

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Global Climate Strike (Friday 20 September): Everyone is invited, everyone is needed

I’m very pleased that my work place (the Family Action Centre) has endorsed the School Strikers and the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20 September. Here is our statement: The Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, recognises that families and … Continue reading

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Reflections on the election

As you can tell from my last post, my 15-year old daughter is quite involved in the Student Strike 4 Climate movement and worked hard in the lead up to the election. On the day, she spent six hours at a polling booth trying to get people to think about climate change when they voted… The election results, however, suggest that adults weren’t listening and that they really don’t care: other issues were seen as more important. Continue reading

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School Strike 4 Climate: Make it a #ClimateElection

We are facing a climate emergency. Through the School Strike 4 Climate, children and young people, who will pay the greatest price for climate change inaction, are finding their voice and demanding that politicians start showing leadership in responding to this global crisis. Continue reading

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9 things we can do to challenge fast fashion

In my last post I discussed some of the environmental and social issues involved with fast fashion. If we are serious about sustainability and social justice we need to find alternatives. The following are eight things we can do to … Continue reading

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We need to rethink fast fashion

Imagine a rubbish truck full of discarded clothing going to the rubbish tip every second. This is how much waste is generated in the clothing and fashion industry globally [1] every day, with almost 60% of all clothing ends up … Continue reading

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Special days and dates for the environment – 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED 2020 LIST OF SPECIAL DAYS AND DATES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Here are some significant international and national days/weeks for 2019 that focus on environmental issues.  I’ve also created a list of days and dates focusing on … Continue reading

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