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The Eco-Minds program is all about charging your passion for the environment and drumming up interest in sustainability...plus the opportunity to get your hands on an awesome prize! But be quick, time is running out!
The nuclear debate is back on the agenda. Former treasurer Peter Costello says the green movement needs to embrace it and the ABARE says there is a strong business case for it. But opponents say it is too dangerous, too expensive and insufficient.
The Rudd Government's economic stimulus package seems to be good news for the environment, with more funding for insulation, bike paths, solar hot water systems and improvements to the Murray-Darling Basin. But will it deliver? The Government's track record so far has not been impressive.
If we want other people to change, first we have to show them how it's done. I hope you'll all continue leading by example and challenging yourself this year.
The organisers of green initiatives have repeatedly made the comment that many people come for the social aspect as much as for the planet-saving.
Many people recognise the social benefits of donating food, but aren't aware of the environmental benefits. A study shows that for every kilo of food recovered and given to the needy, there's a saving of 1.5 kg of greenhouse gases, and 56 litres of water.
If I'm not going to eat leftovers in time, I might as well have thrown them in the bin right away! So I've been learning which things keep well in the freezer.
If you're thinking about your first vegie patch, or a pot of lettuce on your balcony, don't make these mistakes:
Supermarkets and the beef industry don't want you to know they use hormones
The Rudd Government's emissions trading scheme White Paper has a lower target than the one recommended by Ross Garnaut and contains sweeteners for business. It will attract plenty of criticism over the next few weeks.