Earth Overshoot Day 2019 is July 29th, the earliest ever

On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s competing demands for biologically productive areas – food, timber, fibres, carbon sequestration, and accommodation of infrastructure. […]

Legal action to clear the air

It’s your right to breathe clean air – right? Sadly you can’t always ‘breathe easy’ with coal-fired power stations in use. The fine particles they emit can travel hundreds of kms and enter your bloodstream, potentially causing significant health problems. Fortunately this polluting situation is being challenged. A legal challenge […]

Resilience is the Game

Lately we have seen many disasters impact communities in Australia.  There have been floods in Townsville, bushfires in Tasmania and Victoria, and cattle drowned in western Queensland after years of drought!  Somehow these communities have to endure these set-backs and rebuild. A community’s ability to manage unplanned events, to keep […]

Vote for the Environment

The Mid-Western Region has a beautiful and diverse natural environment, with many hidden treasures and a landscape that opens the heart. Local musician Robbin Binks describes it well ‘Orange rays on sandstone cliffs, Trees form a bluey mist, Apple gums litter the ground, Dropping branches all around…Dust hangs on the […]

Who has seen the wind?

“Wind power is currently the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy. It involves generating electricity from the naturally occurring power of the wind. Wind turbines capture wind energy within the area swept by their blades. They produce a power output proportional to the air density and the wind speed cubed. […]