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Earlier this year for Keep Australia Beautiful week, a little stunt was performed to remind people of the intrinsic link between our cities storm water drains and our oceans and beautiful waterways.
What people don't know is that any litter dropped on the street, will inevitably end up going down a storm water drain and will eventually reach the ocean.
World champion surfer Layne Beachley teamed up with Electrolux and its global Vac from the Sea initiative to help clean up Australia's iconic beach, Manly, and urge Australians to get serious about plastic recycling and help stop the plastic pollution problem at sea.
The Trash My Ad 2011 Competition, run by Keep Australia Beautiful, encouraged people to create anti-litter TV and radio ads to target their peers. Here's the Secondary School TV Ad Category Winner.
The overall winner in this year's anti-litter creative competition is an animated crab called Kevin, created by Robbie Reid.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has launched a new short film competition - Life. Nature. You. Make the Connection - encouraging budding and established filmmakers to create a short film that shows the connection between people and nature.
A six-minute animation on wind energy and the common myths and confusions that threaten its development; including Wind Turbine Sickness, sound emissions and impact on bird populations.
Written and produced by Pablo Tochez Anderson. 2011
Putri, a 7-year-old Sumatran Tiger, receives veterinarian care before her safe relocation to a new habitat where she can thrive and be part of the continued regeneration of the species. This check-up is required by the Government of Indonesia to ensure the tiger's health prior to relocation.
In America, natural gas stored in deep shale is being fracked, which has led to some people being able to light the water coming out of their taps on fire. In Australia, coal seam gas is now being extracted in Queensland and New South Wales, but only about five per cent of the wells in Australia are currently fracked. Deep shale gas deposits are known to exist in South Australia.
Get Up created this two minute video to help share the facts about what's in the Governments carbon pricing package. You're encouraged to share this with your friends and family.
Wondering what the carbon price package will actually mean for polluters, everyday Australians and the environment? Check out the Australian Youth Climate Coalition's (AYCC) animation to find out!