For the love of grain

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hearing seed-saver Dr Vandana Shiva – known as the Gandhi of Grain – talk, will take you on an emotional roller-coaster of a journey, and bolster your passion to help take on the injustices of the world. And, she says, it all starts with a single seed.


The tangible Tarkine

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hear Dylan Wood's inspirational story about his efforts to save the precious wilderness in Tasmania from open-cut mining.


Conservationist talks at orangutan fundraiser

9 to 13 March, 2014
Join international orangutan conservationist, Lone Dröscher Nielsen from Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA), as she speaks firsthand about her near 20-year journey working to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered orangutans of Borneo. As founder of BOSA's Nyaru Menteng facility – the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in the world - Lone's quest to save and rehabilitate Borneo's red ape has been showcased on Animal Planet's award-winning series Orangutan Island and the BBC's Orangutan Diary series. Seats are limited, so book early!

Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus. 5pm – 6:30pm, Sunday March 9, 2014.
Sydney: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street. 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Melbourne: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, 360 Swanston St. 6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday March 13, 2014.
Cost: Adults $25, Children/Concession $15. All proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

How to buy sustainably

Friday, 18 October 2013

This brilliant ad for Rainforest Alliance products in the United States shows a great new way of getting people to buy sustainable products in only three, humour-filled minutes.


Ask us: Forestry Stewardship Council certified timber

Monday, 23 September 2013

Tanya Ha answers your queries about FSC certified, Australian-grown timbers.


Studying ethically

Monday, 18 February 2013

Final-year english and creative writing student Yasmin Talavera shares the tips she's learnt to become a more ethical student.


The Borneo journey

Monday, 19 December 2011

On a sponsored trip to Borneo, school student Thomas King experienced the natural beauty of Malaysia, as well as the tragic developments that are threatening the wildlife, indigenous people, and ultimately, the future for his own generation.


Out on a limb

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tree houses not only capture our imaginations, they bring us close to nature. From platforms in anti-logging campaigns to carbon-neutral homes, we take a look at the role of tree houses around the world in the environmental movement.

Two people planting a tree

How deforestation affects us

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Deforestation does more than just destroy animal habitat. Let's look at some ways you can help put a stop to the worst effects of clear-cutting our forests and bushland.

Amazon rainforest map

Brazil pledges to cut deforestation by 70%

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Brazilian government on Monday unveiled a plan to cut the deforestation of the Amazon by 70 per cent over the next decade.

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