Kicking the plastic habit is not only giving our planet a break, it’s making good business sense. To celebrate Plastic Free July, meet the entrepreneurs and business folk who are innovating, designing and educating in our local patch to help create a plastic-free world for us all.Read more
Heroes don’t always wear capes. They are usually amongst us, doing their bit to make this world a better place. You’re probably one of them…!Read more
Let’s face it. Single use plastic and litter is screwing up our coastline, and the problem is not going away fast. Discarded straws, plastic bottles, and soft plastic wrapping turn our beaches into a junkyard and fatal food for wildlife.Read more
Interview with Sandra Marshall of the Happy Fish Project
Many of us have thrown a shrimp or two on the BBQ this summer, but have you ever wondered where it’s come from and if it’s been fished sustainably?
Local Second Nature Champion Sandra Marshall has and with her Happy Fish Project, she’s hoping to make it easy for you to source sustainable seafood locally. Meaning you can chow down without the guilt of your meal messing with the environment.Read more
Whether you’re catching waves this summer or getting royally barrelled by them, it’s safe to say that the surf at our beaches has not disappointed. Whilst out in the ‘big blue’ or along its shoreline, you may have crossed paths with Bondi local Tim Silverwood.
A keen surfer and co-founder of not-for-profit organisation TAKE 3, Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts, such as plastic pollution. His tireless efforts as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ have recently been recognised in ‘Blue’, an acclaimed documentary about the plight of our marine environment.
We caught up with him in the lead up to the free February screening at the Surf’s Up event in Bondi.Read more
It seems that each year now, whether due to a dry spring, wet winter, climate change or El Nino, we are warned that conditions are just right for an intense bushfire risk over the coming summer. With this in mind, land managers typically undertake hazard reduction burning during the cooler months to reduce the fuel loads in the bush.Read more
Interview with Seb Berry, Found of the TODAY App and FutureKind
Ever felt helpless in the face of big problems challenging our society? Climate change, environmental degradation, plastic pollution. Keen to make a positive contribution to the health of our world, but not sure where to start? You aren’t alone. Meet Bondi local, Seb Berry: Five years ago he felt the same way and set on a path to help himself and others take action, one day at a time.
Seb didn’t feel like he was doing ‘enough’ to show up and use his position of privilege in the world. “I wanted to focus on what was important and live with more purpose, but didn’t know how to,” says Seb.
Like all passionate change-makers he threw himself into a new project to create the TODAY app.
Here’s the low-down from my catch-up with Seb:Read more
We all know cycling is good for us. And we know bicycles are better for the planet and our climate. And then there’s the case for fewer traffic jams and congestion-free streets. ‘Just look at the Netherlands’, as my friend so enthusiastically pointed out recently after a trip in tulip-land.
But killer hills in Bondi and the East (that give those to-die-for views) tend to throw those theories to ‘la-la land’, unless you are a super fit cyclist and happy to get sweaty and puffed out.
Unless of course you own an electric bike!
You won’t be alone in choosing plug-in pedal power. With a total of 35 million sold in 2016, electric bikes are the highest selling vehicle on the global market. They are transforming the world of transport, one tyre at a time.Read more
Walk down a supermarket aisle or peer into the pantry, and it’s pretty clear a plastic-free world is a distant dream. Especially with the plethora of hard-to-avoid soft plastics and packaging. So is there a planet-friendly solution?
Following on from ABC’s War on Waste and Plastic Free July, we’ve sought expert advice from Liz Kasell, Founder and Director of REDcycle, who set up a dedicated recycling business five years ago to help address this very question.Read more
Who doesn’t love their morning coffee to-go? With three million cups enjoyed each day, it’s a real romance for most of us. Sadly up to a billion takeaway coffee cups end up in landfill every year and many in our oceans. They take years to degrade or just break into smaller pieces causing damage on land and in the sea.
Here’s some business, industry and packaging expert advice on how to make your next coffee guilt-free.Read more