22 Aug 2014

Recycle your lights bulbs!

The western suburbs have collected 140kg of fluoro lights from 6 recycling stations in less than 12 months
Locations for where you can drop off your globes and tubes (as well as batteries, mobile phones and printer cartridges) at Bunnings in Claremont and Cottesloe. Claremont Aquatic centre, Lords in Subiaco, Subiaco library and UWA refectory.
And of course at the resource recovery centre in Shenton Park. 

13 Aug 2014

Laws to veto GM crops set to be scrapped

The Safe Food Foundation:
Concerned to see this story emerging from WA as the state government moves to repeal existing GM crop free areas law. Interesting that is it very difficult to find any more information online beyond the very brief story from The West Australian. 

Is this being done behind closed doors, away from the public's eyes? 

Let’s talk about population.

Australia's current population is around 23.5 million.
Between 2007 and 2012 Australia’s population grew by 9 per cent while the average for other developed economies was under 4 per cent.
The ABS projects that by 2061 Australia will have a population of 41.5 million people.
A growing population means more economic activity and more public revenue. But the faster our population grows, the more we need to spend on new services like roads, public transport, hospitals and schools.
A 2014 Australia Institute survey found Australians were worried about the ability of our governments to meet the challenges of population growth. Eight in ten (81%) Australians are concerned about population growth impacting on traffic congestion, almost two thirds (64%) were concerned about stretched public transport services and 69% about a shortage of schools and hospitals.
Given public concerns about the government’s preparedness for population growth, it is unsurprising then that one in two Australians think we need to have a “national conversation” about population growth.
Join the conversation

7 Aug 2014

Hungry Planet

International Business Guide just launched a new infographic that shows the staggering amounts of energy and food that countries around the world consume – and how much garbage we produce in the process.

More then 4 months before the year ends we have already consumed all resources available for that year, we overshoot already since 1970 but it's going faster and faster now with the growing population; scroll throuhg the picture below:  

For a bigger picture, please check out the 1 million women website.