Education

Green cleaning swaps

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Simple swaps to make, that’ll earn you serious eco-brownie points, along with health benefits to boot.

Softnecks

A few words for garlic obsessives

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

TV presenter turned biodynamic farmer Patrice Newell shares her love of garlic with us.

Whaling

Japan likely to whale again

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Whaling could continue in the southern ocean if Japan’s new proposal meets international standards.

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Planting for Christmas

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Make the silly season a little less silly by enjoying home-grown produce from your own garden with a bit of prep right now.

Bob Brown

Bob Brown, the optimist

Monday, 17 November 2014

How on earth can Bob Brown remain an optimist in today’s society? He shares with us some of his brilliant philosophies to remain positive, many of which he reflects upon in his new book, Optimism.

PlanetFest 2014

PlanetFest pic

16 November, 2014

PlanetFest is a free, nature-inspired outdoor festival with something to excite the whole family. Highlights include the Taronga Zoomobile, giant roving dinosaurs, a marine touch pool, Reverse Garbage, rock climbing, Aboriginal rock painting and basket weaving, advice from ABC Gardening Australia star Costa Georgiadis, and a biodiversity survey of local wildlife using a mobile phone app. Festival goers will be entertained by spectacular world-music by Nicky Bomba and the Gaia Rhythm Show and film screening of Journey to the South Pacific, and enjoy an array of food stalls.

Where: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more info.

National Recycling Week

10 – 16 November, 2014
National Recycling week is nearly here, and Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to join in, whether it be at home, school or work. Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week as an education campaign in 1996, to bring focus to recycling and minimising waste. Since then recycling has become part of our every day lives; however with the growing number of items that can be recycled, more education is required to make sure valuable resources stay away from landfill! There are popular events being run over this week that are designed to get schools, social or community groups and businesses recycling, as well as more education about recycling at home.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: Monday 10 - Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free to get involved!
Click here to see how you can get involved in National Recycling Week!

Grey-headed flying foxes

Shooting of vulnerable flying foxes still legal

Friday, 14 November 2014

Listed as vulnerable to extinction by the NSW Government, grey-headed flying foxes are now facing a high risk of extinction in the medium term future, with numbers continuing to fall.

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Eco side effects of drugs

Friday, 14 November 2014

Illegal drug use has a considerable social impact on individuals, friendships, and families – and also for the wider world. Here’s an eye-opening rundown of the environmental impacts of growing and making illegal drugs.

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Hot new garden products

Thursday, 13 November 2014

We've sourced the hottest new garden plants, seeds, and products this season to keep your garden in tip top shape.

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