28 Jul 2015
26 Jul 2015
24 Jul 2015
WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH FURNITURE AND YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT USUALLY ENDS UP IN THE DUMPSTER. WELL, NOT FOR ALEX FREID... More info here
The Problem Waste on college campuses balloons at the end of each academic year. For example, at the University of New Hampshire, the average 25 tons of trash per month jumped to 125 tons when students moved out in the spring. Thousands of reusable or recyclable items, including electronics containing carcinogens like lead and mercury, were sent to landfills. This is a recurring problem at universities nationwide. What’s more, it represents a fundamentally broken pattern of consumption – using Earth’s finite resources to create toxic trash that poisons people and pollutes the planet. If we don’t change course, we face resource depletion and growing toxicity in our air, soil, water, and bodies.Or check out the Post-Landfill Action Network
17 Jul 2015
I was doing my quarterly clean up on paperwork and came across the yellow card Synergy sent out with one of their bills. It stated that I could receive back between $46 to $122 (our average is about 10-11 units)
So I looked it up, couldn't find it until I saw this on one from October; got a meagre $5.40 back!
That was really worth that whole Carbon Tax Repeal, isn't it???
I hope those people who didn't want the big polluters to pay are very satisfied with their 5 dollars back!
PS. There is no info available about the Carbon Tax Repeal savings on the Synergy website, the few things referring to it don't work.
5 Jul 2015
‘Any sort of recognition which would put constraints on mining would be absolutely devastating,’ Western Australia mining minister Bill Marmion says
Environmental recognition of the Great Western Woodlands, the largest remaining temperate woodlands in the world, will not be supported if it impinges on mining, the Western Australia mining minister, Bill Marmion, has said.
The woodlands cover 16m hectares (39m acres) from Kalgoorlie, 600km east of Perth, to Esperance and the Nullarbor Plain.
They’re home to 3,000 species of flowering plants – about 20% of all those identified in Australia – and 25% of all known eucalypt species.
But despite its ecological significance only about 12% is protected, with most falling on unallocated crown land.