17 Feb 2015

E-Waste Recycling Infographic

Some interesting facts on Australia's Electronic Junk problem. E-waste is a big problem for the WA environment with over 70% of the heavy metals in landfills coming from discarded electronics. Such a big problem doesn't cost the earth to fix, we believe the cost to collect and recycle 100% of Australia's electronic waste is less than $15/household per year. That's less than the cost of a pack of batteries.

16 Feb 2015

John Oliver Explains Just How Shady Drug Companies Really Are

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors.

A friend of mine worked for one of these big pharaceutic industries as a marketing rep selling drugs to doctors... and giving away theater tickets, city trips, champagne, and far more then that, to get the doctors to prescribe the companies drugs to their patients.  A very shady place!

Cycling in the US from a Dutch perspective

You could say the same for cycling in Australia....

Apart from being able to deliver the nicest reprimand of all time, this Dutch cyclist's conclusion is inescapably accurate: America doesn't take bicycles seriously. If anyone out there sees a downside to more Americans riding bikes, please enlighten me. If you need me, I'll be the one lodged firmly underneath a truck tire.

Tuesday 17 February

Great Industry Scavenger Hunt 2015

The samples of waste collected during the scavenger hunt will be used to form a sculptural artwork to be displayed in the Osborne Park library during March. 

  • Mission will start with a training session at REmida WA
  • Each team will be provided a promotional REmida pack, scavenger bag, clipboard & pen
  • Transport from REmida provided by bus
  • Complimentary lunch provided
  • Prizes for top scavengers!
Join in for the whole mission or just for half if it suits your schedule better.
·         ALL DAY:                      9:30am – 4:30pm
·         PART I:                         9:30am – 1:30pm
·         PART II:                        12:00pm – 4:30pm

Why is this important?
The Great Industry Scavenger Hunt is an important initial canvassing step for REmida WA. REmida is looking to expand the number of businesses it collects from within the Osborne Park area. By expanding the number of businesses, REmida will be able to divert a greater volume of reusable materials from landfill and provide a greater diversity & quantity of creative educational resources to the community.

Are you able to help? 
Call or email Josie 
Ph: 0406 490 868

13 Feb 2015

If humans disappeared, the only thing that would remain is…

Global Divestment Day

February 13 and 14: Break up with fossil fuels.

On February 13-14, Australia will join the world to break up with fossil fuels and call on others to do the same as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day. Divestment is weakening the political power of the fossil fuel industry so that we can break the climate deadlock and build the solutions the world needs. But to change everything we need everyone: join us this February to break up with fossil fuels.

Come to Subiaco Market square tomorrow morning 10am and wear something orange:

Or help like these musicians.

Global biodiversity suffers as humanity lives beyond its means

(Click on the interactive link here to see the other countries)

Australia's ecological footprint is the 13th-largest in the world - and is likely to get bigger following the repeal of the carbon tax, conservation group WWF has warned. (article from September 2014)
According WWF's Living Planet Report, the demands placed on the planet are more than 50 per cent what nature can sustain, WWF Australia chief executive Dermot O'Gorman said the 13th ranking represented an improvement on 2012 when Australia's per capita footprint ranked seventh out of 152 countries.
However, he said the introduction of a price on carbon was the likely cause of the country's improved ranking, and therefore the repeal of the two-year-old carbon price scheme in July would likely see Australia go backwards in future rankings.
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Ancient trees

Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself.
“Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment” writes Moon in her artist statement.
Sixty of Beth Moon’s duotone photos were published in a book titled“Ancient Trees: Portraits Sneak preview of the book

The Lie We Live

Exposing the truth about our corrupt world and what humanity has become.

This is a short documentary film I made and wrote questioning our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, the US government, world collapse, the environment, climate change, genetically modified food, and our treatment of animals. 

11 Feb 2015

You Can Learn A Lot From A Cat

Dealing with the mess we've made feels overwhelming. Does swapping out your lightbulbs, writing your legislators, and sorting your trash really change anything? How can one person (or a cat) make a difference?
It turns out that our little actions, all added up together, do make a big difference.
Check out sustainable seafood

5 Feb 2015

The 15 most toxic places to live

As the world's population balloons to almost 7.3 billion, it's become more difficult to find places on Earth unaffected by man-made pollution and development. Far too often it takes things going really wrong before people take action to keep our planet clean. Here's a list that might help to motivate: The 15 most polluted places in the world.
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