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Updated: Nov 23

You've found your way to our handy references page - a compilation of references for the information within our recent social media posts.

Post 1 Dec 2020


We're keen to learn - and share - about the measures outdoor businesses are taking to become more environmentally sustainable.


http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2007/09/07/2027042.htm


https://www.energy.gov.au/households/water-efficiency


http://www.naturalevent.com.au/

Post 22 Nov 2020


This eye opening footage was captured this November.


1.4 degrees

http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml#:~:text=Australia's%20weather%20and%20climate%20are,warmer%20than%20the%20ones%20before.


Worsening Bushfire Seasons

https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/summer-of-crisis/


Rainforests

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/fallout-threatened-species-in-australia-continue-to-struggle-after-fires/


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/eungella-rainforest-future-questioned-by-expert/10578802


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-27/bushfires-devastate-ancient-forests-and-rare-wildlife/11733956


https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-are-our-rainforests-burning

Post 15 Nov 2020


From our post yesterday... the good news just keep rolling.


Vic

https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/vic-torious-another-big-battery-record/?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=58dcd72460-201106_OctNewsletter_%5BRG%5D&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-58dcd72460-75230061


NSW

https://www.acf.org.au/bipartisan_support_to_make_nsw_a_renewables_superpower?link_id=0&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-nsw-steps-up-for-climate-action&email_referrer=email_992292&email_subject=nsw-steps-up-for-climate-action


SA

https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/south-australia-goes-big-clean-energy-jobs/?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=58dcd72460-201106_OctNewsletter_%5BRG%5D&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-58dcd72460-75230061


TAS

https://thedriven.io/2020/11/13/tasmania-sets-100-per-cent-electric-vehicle-target-for-government-fleet/?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=58dcd72460-201106_OctNewsletter_%5BRG%5D&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-58dcd72460-75230061


Qld

https://reneweconomy.com.au/labor-has-to-do-more-to-reach-queensland-renewables-target-all-eyes-on-new-minister-34203/?link_id=13&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more

Post 14 Nov 2020


Time for some good news in climate politics - and we're not talking about Biden!


China

https://www.ft.com/content/c5239cb9-6a18-4b76-b219-d8568fbc67fa?link_id=0&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Japan

https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/serving-us-divorce-papers-japan-s-net-zero-pledge-20201027-p568wk?link_id=1&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


South Korea

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/28/south-korea-formally-commits-cutting-emissions-net-zero-2050/?link_id=2&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Aussie Coal

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/30/asian-net-zero-wave-leaves-australias-scott-morrison-isolated/?link_id=3&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Philippines

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/28/philippines-declares-moratorium-new-coal-power-plants/?link_id=4&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Climate Change Bill

https://theconversation.com/zali-steggalls-new-climate-change-bill-comes-just-as-economic-sectors-step-up-149728?link_id=6&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Ignored Climate Change Authority

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/22/morrison-government-ignored-climate-change-authoritys-advice-on-covid-recovery?link_id=7&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Britain, France, Italy

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?link_id=8&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Office Works, Bunnings

https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/officeworks-signs-up-to-go-100-per-cent-renewable-by-2025/?link_id=9&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Woolworths

https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/7009306/woolworths-commits-to-green-energy-by-2025/#:~:text=Supermarket+giant+Woolworths+has+committed,in+a+statement+on+Thursday.?link_id=10&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more


Australian public

https://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-climate-change-concern-hits-82?link_id=15&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-cool-email-title-thats-not-boring&email_referrer=email_989062&email_subject=shifting-climate-politics-our-picks-and-more

Post 13 Nov 2020


Calling all white water rafters, sea-kayakers and canoers!


https://theconversation.com/the-darling-river-is-simply-not-supposed-to-dry-out-even-in-drought-109880


https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2020/04/australias-rivers-will-be-unrecognisable-by-2070/#:~:text=Meandering%20rivers%20and%20flat%2C%20wide%20floodplains&text=Reductions%20in%20water%20flow%20%E2%80%93%20as,flows%20out%20across%20the%20floodplain.


https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/Documents/Vulnerability-of-Tasmanias-Natural-Environment-to-Climate-Change---An-Overview.pdf


https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/mag-opinion/


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10750-008-9326-z

Post 9 Nov 2020


What does the Biden win mean for the climate?


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/joe-biden-paris-climate-goals-0-1c


https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/06/how-important-is-climate-change-to-voters-in-the-2020-election/?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=cf4a6c2554-201106_USElection_%5BOO%5D_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-cf4a6c2554-75230061


https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=cf4a6c2554-201106_USElection_%5BOO%5D_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-cf4a6c2554-75230061


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/12/australias-use-of-accounting-loophole-to-meet-paris-deal-found-to-have-no-legal-basis?utm_source=Climate+Council+of+Australia&utm_campaign=cf4a6c2554-201106_USElection_%5BOO%5D_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03ddbdd2e5-cf4a6c2554-75230061


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/30/youth-led-climate-group-is-campaigning-biden-if-he-wins-honeymoon-will-be-short/


https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/15/21222637/biden-climate-change-groups-vote-youth-2020-election

Post 5 Nov 2020


GREAT OUTDOORS NEWS!⁠

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/matt-kean-added-202-000ha-of-national-parks-now-he-wants-another-200-000ha-20201030-p56a66.html#:~:text=%22When%20I%20came%20into%20this,by%202022%2C%22%20he%20said.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/31/nsw-government-doubles-goal-for-national-parks-expansion-after-reaching-target-a-year-early


https://livingknowledge.anu.edu.au/learningsites/kooricoast/05_map.htm

Post: 4 Nov 2020


🔥 Bushfire danger ratings are designed to indicate...


https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/fire-danger-ratings


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/11/catastrophic-fire-danger-what-does-it-mean-and-and-what-should-we-do-in-these-conditions


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Crisis-Summer-Report-200311.pdf


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/not-normal-climate-change-bushfire-web/


https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires-climatechange/fierce-frequent-climate-fueled-wildfires-may-decimate-forests-worldwide-idUKKCN26C30W?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://theconversation.com/the-bushfire-royal-commission-has-made-a-clarion-call-for-change-now-we-need-politics-to-follow-149158


https://bushfiresurvivors.org/


https://nswrfs.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/TECHNICAL/pages/44502820/Fire+Danger+Index+FDI+and+Fire+Danger+Ratings+FDR

Post: 25 Oct 2020


A little secret many of the big energy companies don't advertise very well...


https://www.energy.gov.au/data/electricity-generation


https://www.greenpower.gov.au/get-greenpower


https://www.greenpower.gov.au/who-uses-greenpower


https://www.originenergy.com.au/electricity-gas/green.html

Post: 16 Oct 2020


8 WAYS TO SHRINK YOUR ADVENTURE TRAVEL FOOTPRINT


https://www.carbonbrief.org/the-carbon-brief-profile-australia


https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49349566


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/travel/traveling-climate-change.html


https://coolerfuture.com/blog/reduce-carbon-footprint

Post: 16 Oct 2020


How can you ask your Member of Parliament to take climate action? Write them a letter!


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/how-to-write-an-effective-letter-to-your-mp/?atb=DSA01c&gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO62P_R5DzSZV1JKjsGa8Rx5fFVk29rFgTsuMSvw7g4syi5__3h7iyzxoC_bUQAvD_BwE


https://www.oxfam.org.au/get-involved/campaign-with-us/diy-campaigning/make-your-mp-work-for-you/writing-to-your-mp/?gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO6yL9KAvy_toCdR5MC2oitQcp1YDoeZvd_fvPJC2A28QtMXOybsAEYxoCoKoQAvD_BwE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbK1_OYFkuI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tkrJ3Tj8Ho

Post: 11 Oct 2020


Calling All Surfers


https://www.coolaustralia.org/endless-summer-how-climate-change-could-wipe-out-surfing/#:~:text=As%20climate%20change%20drives%20more,surf%20spots%20around%20the%20globe.


https://junctionjournalism.com/2019/06/25/climate-change-threatens-the-surf-along-australias-coasts-and-surfers-are-worried/


https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/we-live-warming-planet-why-surfers-surf-care-climate-change-swell-waves/29125


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0697-0


https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/ocean-coasts/ocean-acidification#:~:text=Because%20of%20human%2Ddriven%20increased,the%20ocean%20becomes%20more%20acidic.


https://sustainablesurf.org/eco-education/loss-of-surfing-habitat/

Post: 6 & 7 Oct 2020


Outdoor education programs can provide a host of benefits to participants...

Moving beyond “letting the mountains speak for themselves”...


https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/resources/curriculum-connections/portfolios/outdoor-learning/


https://theconversation.com/outdoor-learning-has-huge-benefits-for-children-and-teachers-so-why-isnt-it-used-in-more-schools-118067


https://outdooreducationaustralia.org.au/education/curriculum-guidelines/#toggle-id-7


https://outdooreducationaustralia.org.au/education/what-is-oe/


https://www.outdoorsnswact.com.au/about/advancing-outdoor-experiences/

Post: 1 Oct 2020


It’s Food Waste Free October!


https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Waste-and-recycling/Food-and-garden-waste/Food-waste?fbclid=IwAR0ebnsHZj8toaHJxFiIqe_RCIrywVTcfBNaKPen262vqUrKadnSkCQjx5Y


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/sep/24/its-time-to-get-serious-about-food-waste-in-fight-against-global-heating-paris-climate


https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-coronavirus-food-waste-comes-with-huge-carbon-footprint?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://www.ozharvest.org/what-we-do/environment-facts/#:~:text=The%20World%3A&text=One%20third%20of%20all%20food,million%20people%20who%20are%20undernourished.

Post: 30 Sep 2020


Why were last season’s fires so severe?


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Crisis-Summer-Report-200311.pdf

Post: 29 Sep 2020


As for the outdoors, how were our favourite places and activities and our lifestyles/work affected?


Namadgi

https://www.act.gov.au/our-canberra/latest-news/2020/march/experts-guide-act-parks-bushfire-recovery#:~:text=The%20bushfire%20resulted%20in%20one,Nature%20Reserve%20(1%2C444%20hectares).


https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/namadgi-national-park/namadgi-national-park#:~:text=History%20of%20Namadgi&text=The%20Namadgi%20Visitor%20Centre%20opened,almost%2046%25%20of%20the%20ACT.


Kangaroo Island:


file:///C:/Users/Test%20Account/Downloads/bushfires-at-flinders-chase-national-park.pdf


Kangaroo Island, most homes destroyed

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1920/Quick_Guides/AustralianBushfires#:~:text=A%20total%20of%2075%20people,people%20in%20South%20Australia%20died


Victoria:

https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/final-significant-fire-contained-in-victoria


Rainforest Qld:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-02/extent-of-fire-damage-in-gold-coast-rainforest-revealed/11567574


Binna Burra:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-11/queensland-bushfire-emergency-binnna-burra-lodge-gold-coast-fire/11499472

Post: 28 Sep 2020


Following on from our last two posts, today we look at Black Summer’s impacts to nature and the environment.


Animals killed / displaced:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-28/3-billion-animals-killed-displaced-in-fires-wwf-study/12497976


Critical habitat:

https://bushfires2020.netlify.app/#Main


119 species:

https://cdn.theconversation.com/infographics/498/1b9822b00dc0ea6ff4a7ce811e9a2708ed693637/site/index.html


Rainforests:

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/28/820294861/fires-where-they-are-not-supposed-to-happen-in-australia-s-ancient-rainforest


https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/fallout-threatened-species-in-australia-continue-to-struggle-after-fires/


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/eungella-rainforest-future-questioned-by-expert/10578802


Snowgum:

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/recurring-fires-are-threatening-the-iconic-snow-gum


Mountain Ash:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/01/extreme-wildfires-reshaping-forests-worldwide-recovery-australia-climate/


Alpine Ash:

https://magazine.scienceconnected.org/2020/02/extreme-wildfires-effects-on-australian-forests/


https://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/bushfire-affected-alpine-ash-forests-given-a-helping-hand


Reseeding:

https://www.facebook.com/FFMVic/posts/communities-in-fire-affected-areas-near-walwa-and-some-fire-affected-parts-of-ea/3519300891421696/


Sphagnum Bogs:

https://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/576819/Technical_Report_20_Sphagnum_Bog_Mapping_and_Recovery_Plan.pdf

Post: 27 Sep 2020


As spring warms, we are reminded of last summer.


Start of fire season

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49643946#:~:text=Hundreds%20of%20people%20have%20been,130%20blazes%20across%20two%20states.&text=On%20Tuesday%2C%2058%20fires%20were,in%20neighbouring%20New%20South%20Wales.


Fifth of forests burnt

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-bushfires-australia-forest.html#:~:text=Australia's%20wildfires%20have%20destroyed%20more,climate%20change%2C%20researchers%20said%20Monday.


80% of Australians affected, smoke in Sydney

https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/summer-of-crisis/


Smoke and insurance claims

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-26/bushfire-royal-commission-hearings-smoke-killed-445-people/12286094#:~:text=Smoke%20from%20the%20Black%20Summer,told%20a%20royal%20commission%20hearing.


Mallacoota

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50975266#:~:text=The%20Australian%20navy%20has%20evacuated,the%20much%20larger%20HMAS%20Choules.


Evacuations

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/jan/03/australia-nsw-fires-live-news-victoria-bushfires-rfs-tourist-leave-zone-south-coast-cfa-traffic-near-roads-closed-sydney-melbourne-latest-updates


Tourism lost

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tamarathiessen/2020/01/20/australia-bushfires-hit-tourism-industry-as-holidayers-cancel/#6261763b72c5


Homes Destroyed, Firefighters lost, Monash air quality

https://twitter.com/AFACnews/status/1233262259612213248/photo/1

Post: 23 Sep 2020


Calling all outdoors people!


https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/buildourfuture


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/22/essential-poll-two-thirds-of-voters-would-prefer-coalition-support-renewables-rather-than-new-gas-plants?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

Post: 17 Sep 2020


It's time for some good news.


https://fightforplaneta.abc.net.au/carboncounter/?j=1431772&sfmc_sub=281692651&l=17112_HTML&u=37948832&mid=518000040&jb=18


https://www.abc.net.au/tv/pdf/WoW%20Impact%20Report%2013June19.pdf

Post: 15 Sep 2020


BREAKING NEWS AND URGENT ACTION


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/15/government-to-use-529m-funding-to-unlock-more-gas-for-domestic-market?utm_term=82efb40fa41741209fc87d9fad2f6ccf&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/10/australias-untapped-gas-reserves-could-unleash-three-years-worth-of-global-emissions?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

Post: 13 Sep 2020


Just 9 more quick reasons why Scott Morrison’s plan to expand gas in Australia is terrible.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/26/methane-released-in-gas-production-means-australias-emissions-may-be-10-higher-than-reported?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/26/methane-released-in-gas-production-means-australias-emissions-may-be-10-higher-than-reported?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/aug/28/love-the-flame-not-the-fuel-should-you-give-up-cooking-with-gas?utm_term=f7a39f5b94da1889a61c511d7cc41113&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email


https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-s-chief-scientist-is-wrong-on-gas-say-leading-experts-20200824-p55oty.html

Post: 11 Sep 2020


How else wants a climate-led recovery (not a gas-led disaster)? Scientists!


https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-s-chief-scientist-is-wrong-on-gas-say-leading-experts-20200824-p55oty.html


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/26/australias-chief-scientist-rejects-experts-letter-warning-him-not-to-back-gas?utm_term=d05e826be7ecff2de6e32535ae6ee972&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email

Post: 10 Sep 2020


Who wants a green recovery? Yes us, but also some pretty important players in Australia.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/22/australian-government-urged-to-back-sustainable-covid-19-recovery-with-clean-energy-transition


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/28/climate-crisis-business-farming-and-environment-leaders-unite-to-warn-australia-woefully-unprepared?utm_term=f7a39f5b94da1889a61c511d7cc41113&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email

Post: 8 Sep 2020


Australia’s got billions of dollars of public money needing to be spent to reboot our economy after COVID-19 - how do we spend it?


https://www.tai.org.au/sites/default/files/P908%20Gas-fired%20backfire%20%5Bweb%5D_0.pdf


https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6902447/doctors-urge-government-to-lock-in-covid-19-emission-reductions/


https://theconversation.com/4-reasons-why-a-gas-led-economic-recovery-is-a-terrible-na-ve-idea-145009

Post: 5 Sep 2020


Our last bushfire season was devastating - for families who lost loved ones, people who lost homes or businesses, animals who lost lives or habitat and all of us who experienced it.


https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00627-y


https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6617888/selwyn-snow-resort-closes-for-season-due-to-bushfire-damage/

Post: 3 Sep 2020


Dear outdoor tourism friends,


https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/travel-insurance/research/tourism-statistics.html#:~:text=In%202019%2C%20approximately%209.4%20million,tourists%20visited%20Australia%20from%20overseas.


https://www.tra.gov.au/economic-analysis/economic-value/national-tourism-satellite-account/national-tourism-satellite-account


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/uploads/964cb874391d33dfd85ec959aa4141ff.pdf


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-11/fact-check-are-there-54000-jobs-in-thermal-coal-mining/11198150

Post: 31 Aug 2020


Dave Rastovich - the iconic Australian freesurfer (getting paid to surf, but not compete) lives in Byron Bay with his partner Lauren Hill, fellow freesurfer, and son Minoa.


https://www.thisisparadiso.com.au/journal/2020/4/23/the-activists


https://www.surfer.com/features/in-byron-bay-lauren-hill-and-dave-rastovich-reimagine-abundance/#:~:text=A%20surfer%20of%20extraordinary%20gifts,property%20and%20his%20little%20family.


https://www.echo.net.au/2017/02/how-to-be-an-activist/


https://www.surfer.com/features/it-starts-here-the-dave-rastovich-profile/


https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/lauren-hill-dave-rastovich-podcast/

Post: 30 Aug 2020


What’s a BioBlitz?


https://citizenscience.org.au/the-australian-bioblitz-hub/


https://www.bobbrown.org.au/tbb_co

Post: 29 Aug 2020


Good on ya Aldi - making a positive change in business that will benefit the company’s bottom line, human health, climate, the environment and much more.


https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/aldi-australia-says-it-will-be-100-per-cent-renewable-by-end-of-2021/


https://www.greenpeace.org.au/news/aldis-latest-special-100-renewable-energy/

Post: 28 Aug 2020


"Extra-curricular activities, those excursions and overnight things which you would ordinarily do, are not acceptable during a pandemic". - Gladys Berejiklian


https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/outdoor-industry-sector-calls-for-a-responsible-return-to-outdoor-education/


https://www.facebook.com/outdoorsnswact/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARADj1tsSR5C93vAur2zes_b3K_pDzTpXrfwoQuKuz6DPKDRNtaexqgKJlu22HsDwa14LR4fe6e2TvgG&hc_ref=ARRadhuCXPZVYDc8Mtw_TrhaIlrg5mf02MJwE3wm5QVmgfobKGEfo6j3BNDMCGij-zM&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARA7ADWQH3VQBFwN3CnQt9PfViF3qTVmFTg_sNSm0cCeL_fKJim2sXCeiJrgaTe_8DmQWlr9UcJ50t5dKOWLV4Q9AaNdh7SFwltpxLhxT9RW2yqGZUUmnm2MeKQJcGz0Fdj2WlgBP9oqbqgdTEky2iMH_xRWgDBscLphWcwf9yf30ZDqpefywtEyYX1L4jH1k0t2BIeBVCaPNRc_TXxVqJVkvPPVQzkF4S2g8QK4N92JjQuZ4-AKsXvsBTyjWkKwsxXvaF9TRwLXb36DFCWZTxqgERQ8T_jZobfg0-ejakCQxRQafymk5q2dfLNVbGU5xfiYJAqq_dgTiuxwv-zUfse0

Post: 21 Aug 2020


Alert: An ‘environmental jewel’ on Brisbane’s doorstep, Moreton Bay Marine Park, is in danger!


https://www.acf.org.au/toondah_harbour


https://www.acf.org.au/acf_appeals_decision_to_keep_toondah_harbour_documents_secret


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/13/australian-government-faces-legal-action-over-secret-details-of-donor-meetings


https://online.ucpress.edu/cse/article/2/1/1/33879/Sources-of-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-from-Land


https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/environment/we-need-to-talk-about-mangroves-offsets-and-walker-corp/

Post: 20 Aug 2020


Shout out to the grassroots groups @MadFuckingWitches (MFW) and @slpng_giants (Sleeping Giants Oz)


https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/12/04/mad-fucking-witches-sleeping-giants-interview/


https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/alan-jones-resigns-after-nine-month-mad-witches-ad-boycott/12239326


https://theconversation.com/the-number-of-climate-deniers-in-australia-is-more-than-double-the-global-average-new-survey-finds-140450


https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/the-mad-witches-orchestrating-the-alan-jones-boycott/

Post: 19 Aug 2020


Composting helps to lower carbon emissions, whilst benefiting the economy and environment!


https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/climate-change/composting-avoid-methane-production


https://www.aora.org.au/compost-overview


https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/soil-erosion-and-degradation


http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/news/news-detail/en/c/280674/#:~:text=By%20strengthening%20and%20replenishing%20the,This%20also%20reduces%20soil%20erosion.


http://lessismore.org/materials/72-benefits-of-composting/


https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/food-scraps-recycling


https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Waste-and-recycling/Food-and-garden-waste/Compost

Post: 18 Aug 2020


Jane Goodall is a scientist, conservationist, humanitarian and tireless activist.


https://www.janegoodall.org/our-story/about-jane/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Kir4OvgLo


https://time.com/5669043/jane-goodall-climate-change/


https://time.com/5669043/jane-goodall-climate-change/

Post: 15 Aug 2020


Sydney is home to 5 million people, including many members of Outdoors People for Climate Action.


https://acf.good.do/urban_threatened_species/pages/home/


https://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/sydney-population


https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020EF001607?af=R&utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/05/flooding-could-occur-daily-in-sydney-by-the-end-of-this-century-because-of-climate-change?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/05/flooding-could-occur-daily-in-sydney-by-the-end-of-this-century-because-of-climate-change?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

Post: 14 Aug 2020


This July NT announced its Climate Change Response adopting a net zero emissions target by 2050.


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/nt-puts-australia-on-track-for-net-zero-climate-target/


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/191104-NT-Climate-Change-Response-submission.pdf


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CC_State-Renewable-Energy-Nov-2019_V5.pdf


https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2020/07/10/nt-sets-net-zero-climate-target-joining-other-states-and-territories-in-de-facto-national-net-zero-target/


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CC_State-Renewable-Energy-Nov-2019_V5.pdf


https://www.miragenews.com/net-zero-by-2050-not-enough-australia-s-leading-climate-scientists-say/


https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/what-does-net-zero-emissions-mean/#:~:text=When%20does%20Australia%20need%20to%20reach%20net%20zero%20emissions%3F&text=But%20on%20its%20own%2C%20just,year%20between%202020%20and%202030.

Post: 13 Aug 2020


This July NT announced its Climate Change Response adopting a net zero emissions target by 2050.


https://www.wwf.org.au/news/blogs/plastic-waste-and-climate-change-whats-the-connection#gs.d7gspg


https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/how-plastics-contribute-to-climate-change/


https://www.ecowatch.com/fossil-fuel-industry-plastics-2645577484.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3

Post: 10 Aug 2020


Mahatma Gandhi, a civil rights activist, led India’s independence movement from British rule,


https://www.biography.com/activist/mahatma-gandhi#:~:text=Mahatma%20Gandhi%20was%20the%20primary,and%20Nelson%20Mandela.


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mahatma-Gandhi/Emergence-as-nationalist-leader


https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/how-did-gandhi-win/


https://www.goalcast.com/2017/03/20/top-20-inspiring-mahatma-gandhi-quotes/

Post: 9 Aug 2020


To avoid severe global warming the average Aussie 16 tonne yearly CO2 footprint must fall to 2 tonnes by 2050.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/12/want-to-fight-climate-change-have-fewer-children


https://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/food/animal-agricultures-impact-on-climate-change/


https://stanfordmag.org/contents/can-vegetarianism-save-the-world-nitty-gritty


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/feeding-9-billion/


https://ourworldindata.org/agricultural-land-by-global-diets#:~:text=Livestock%20takes%20up%20nearly%2080,required%20to%20produce%20our%20food.

Post: 8 Aug 2020


Glossy Black Cockatoo eating casuarina seeds - photo by @mtbarneylodge


https://www.birdlife.org.au/conservation/science/threats-to-birds


https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/native-animal-facts/parrots/glossy-black-cockatoo

Post: 6 Aug 2020


The waters off Eastern Tasmania are considered by scientists to be one of about 24 global ocean hotspots. They are warming up to four times faster than the global average.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-08/tasmania-east-coast-warming-four-times-global-average/11889628


https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/kelp.html


https://theconversation.com/how-farming-giant-seaweed-can-feed-fish-and-fix-the-climate-81761

Post: 5 Aug 2020


Are campaigns and protests really worth the work?


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/17/samsung-securities-pledges-no-further-financial-backing-for-adani-coal-after-protest


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/03/adani-second-major-korean-brokerage-withdraws-financial-backing-for-miners-coal-projects?utm_term=9aac94f118b3b5ca8f613704b9fa4694&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email

Post: 4 Aug 2020


“Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way,” - John Lewis


https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Lewis-American-civil-rights-leader-and-politician


https://johnlewis.house.gov/john-lewis/biography


https://www.biography.com/political-figure/john-lewis


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/23/good-trouble-how-john-lewis-fuses-new-and-old-tactics-to-teach-about-civil-disobedience/

Post: 2 Aug 2020


Following-up from yesterday’s post - what are the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission actually calling for?


https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/covid-taskforce-urges-government-support-for-new-gas-projects-20200728-p55g8q.html?link_id=3&can_id=7ae8dda8962084dc613b6518edb47c40&source=email-were-fighting-the-governments-secret-gas-plans&email_referrer=email_877622&email_subject=were-fighting-the-governments-secret-gas-plans



Post: 31 July 2020


Let’s take a deep breath and talk about federal climate politics, or should we say federal fossil fuel politics.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/30/australian-pms-department-refuses-to-release-covid-19-commission-documents?utm_term=585a1ea2ed9d73f6464e2daf41184994&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningmailau_email


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/leaked-national-covid-commission-gas-manufacturing-report/12269100


https://reneweconomy.com.au/covid-commission-ignores-conflict-of-interest-issues-of-pro-gas-taskforce-73855/



Post: 24 July 2020


How is the climate and ecological crisis like wilderness first aid?


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/co2-emissions-will-break-another-record-in-2019/


https://www.theworldcounts.com/challenges/climate-change/global-warming/global-co2-emissions


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0797-x


https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

Post: 23 July 2020


Have you heard about the Narrabri Gas Project?


https://www.csgfreenorthwest.org.au/protect_the_pilliga


https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6568957/australia-now-the-worlds-largest-natural-gas-exporter/?cs=14231


https://www.wilderness.org.au/work/the-pilliga#support


Post: 20 July 2020


Koalas need our help.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/ten-thousand-koalas-could-have-died-nsw-bushfires/11975378#:~:text=As%20many%20as%2010%2C000%20koalas,drought%2C%20an%20inquiry%20has%20heard.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/koalas-will-be-driven-to-extinction-by-2050-in-nsw-major-inquiry-finds

Post: 13 July 2020


Community Energy Programs


https://pingala.org.au/solar-for-businesses/young-henrys/


https://enovaenergy.com.au/shared-community-battery/


https://enovaenergy.com.au/microgrids/


https://mondo.com.au/community/energy-hubs-and-projects/yackandandah


https://www.hepburnwind.com.au/about/

Post: 11 July 2020


UN observance - World Population Day – July 11


https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-population-day


https://populationmatters.org/news/2020/07/07/violated-rights-governments-controlling-women-s-bodies


https://populationmatters.org/the-facts


https://reproductiverights.org/worldabortionlaws?category[294]=294


https://populationmatters.org/the-facts/womens-rights


https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/water-scarcity


https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats


https://www.worldvision.com.au/global-issues/work-we-do/forced-child-marriage#:~:text=Each%20year%2C%20another%2015%20million,fundamental%20violation%20of%20human%20rights.


3 Posts: 5-7 July 2020


Organic, Small-Scale, and Local Food; The Climate and Ecology; and How You Can Help. Post 2/3 (Check out our last post)


Organics:


https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/organic


https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/organic-foods.htm


https://aco.net.au/Pages/Certification/Biodynamic.aspx#:~:text=Biodynamic%20farming%20is%20an%20enhanced,play%20in%20the%20farming%20environment.


https://theconversation.com/meet-n2o-the-greenhouse-gas-300-times-worse-than-co2-35204


https://www.resilience.org/stories/2005-07-25/organic-farming-uses-less-energy-same-yields/


https://www.good.is/articles/organic-vs-conventional-farming-which-method-uses-less-energy


https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32781136


Drawdown solutions:


https://drawdown.org/solutions/nutrient-management


https://drawdown.org/solutions/conservation-agriculture


https://drawdown.org/solutions/composting


Local food:

https://www.zmescience.com/other/science-abc/organic-food-science02092015/


https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/local-vs-organic-which-better-planet/


https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/local-or-organic.htm#:~:text=While%20both%20organic%20and%20locally,also%20have%20their%20own%20drawbacks.&text=However%2C%20local%20food%20is%20not%20necessarily%20grown%20with%20organic%20methods.


https://www.localharvest.org.au/why-is-local-important/



Post 30 June 2020


MAJOR CLIMATE NEWS


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/29/us-joins-summit-on-global-green-recovery-from-covid-19-crisis?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX01vcm5pbmdNYWlsQVVTLTIwMDYyOQ%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MorningMailAUS&CMP=morningmailau_email&fbclid=IwAR1EAqxV2y05ipjVzWI4tILndbwiOog-4F8POi9_T63wM0jtsBrtibi3j1g


https://www.iea.org/events/iea-clean-energy-transitions-summit?fbclid=IwAR1Gdd8ZmLf1yA6QdIQeVscfikHXGBFXpX2-7b__Dk8Yj3RNb--ytXNJs80


https://climateactiontracker.org/global/temperatures/?fbclid=IwAR1zNtGW-P1YGVgzjII-DBtSlujjhLEHsqAh4fRzx4gM3yXtJsVfyPP6_88


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/earth-tipping-point/?fbclid=IwAR0MUOpczOFsixXlQFlDsC1QB0VQDINvqzZkogZNFgyr84FRm9j9sFmFwac


Post 26 June 2020


Post #5/5 - World Rainforest Day series


https://www.borgenmagazine.com/destructive-link-deforestation-poverty/#:~:text=The%20Destructive%20Link%20Between%20Deforestation%20and%20Poverty&text=Deforestation%20is%20a%20critical%20issue,third%20of%20the%20planet's%20landmass.


https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200518-why-lockdown-is-harming-the-amazon-rainforest


https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/congo-forest/conservation-initiatives/non-timber-forest-products-congo-basin#:~:text=Forest%20products%20collected%20in%20the,africanum%20and%20G


Post 25 June 2020


Post #4/5 - World Rainforest Day series


https://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?64220#:~:text=Climate%20change%20a%20threat%20to%20Amazon%20rainforest%2C%20warns%20WWF%20%7C%20WWF&text=According%20to%20WWF%2C%20climate%20change,the%20world's%20biodiversity%20and%20climate.


https://www.conservation.org/blog/3-ways-climate-change-affects-tropical-rainforests


https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/congo-forest/conservation-initiatives/non-timber-forest-products-congo-basin#:~:text=Forest%20products%20collected%20in%20the,africanum%20and%20G.

Post 24 June 2020


Post #3/5 - World Rainforest Day series (continued from yesterday)


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/gold-mining-amazon-rainforest


https://www.fairrubber.org/about-rubber/#:~:text=About%2070%20per%20cent%20of,synthetic%20rubber%20for%20some%20applications.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/09/tires-unseen-plastic-polluter/


https://www.dw.com/en/mass-deforestation-how-trade-fells-trees-in-brazil-and-indonesia/a-48280649


https://theconversation.com/logged-native-forests-mostly-end-up-in-landfill-not-in-buildings-and-furniture-115054


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/29/biofuels-are-not-the-green-alternative-to-fossil-fuels-they-are-sold-as

Post 23 July 2020


Post #2/5 - World Rainforest Day series


https://theconversation.com/logged-native-forests-mostly-end-up-in-landfill-not-in-buildings-and-furniture-115054


https://www.treehugger.com/chocolate-lovers-need-pay-more-their-favourite-treat-4848891


https://localfoodconnect.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Good-Chocolate-Guide-to-Australia-revised-20.03.141.pdf


https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/foods-that-are-eating-the-worlds-forests-and-how-to-choose-better/


https://www.eco-business.com/news/what-is-sustainable-palm-oil/#:~:text=How%20does%20RSPO%20certification%20work,(FFBs)%20to%20a%20mill.


https://www.dw.com/en/mass-deforestation-how-trade-fells-trees-in-brazil-and-indonesia/a-48280649


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