Currently those who pollute do so free of charge and all of us suffer the consequences. From 1st July 2012 those who pollute will be forced to pay directly. This will level out the playing field for greener technologies, processes and products which will become more competitive in comparison.
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As we charge into the next decade let’s take some time to reflect on the most significant achievements in the environmental arena from the last ten years. We’ve put our heads together to come up with our top ten – do you agree with them?
So let’s reflect on the ‘noughties’ and build on the foundation that’s been created for the environmental movement in the ‘transition decade’ ahead.
Continuing in our eco-innovators series we hear from the founder of www.EthicalJobs.com.au. A new website for those who are looking for a meaningful job or career. Michael Cebon created the site to provide details of job or career opportunities in organisations with a passion for sustainability and justice. Here he shares details of the challenges faced in setting up the site, some tips and advice for anyone embarking on a similar journey and where to find support…oh and perhaps a new job!
Whether you own your home or are renting there are lots of ways to spend money creating a sustainable home. There are also lots of cheap and easy green living ideas that won’t break the bank and can significantly reduce the impact of your home while you save up for the bigger ticket items. Here are fifteen top tips.
There have been plenty of articles on how ethical or ‘green’ spending on goods and services has been on the rise in recent years, but that was before the recession hit. Although Australia has got off lighter than the US and UK, the government has been fast to offer stimulus packages to encourage us to spend more in tough times to keep the economy afloat. With all this in mind, how does green spending hold up and do our eco-ideals go out of the window?
If you are getting a $900 payment as part of the government’s stimulus package, using it to buy more stuff, particularly when a fair proportion of the goods in our shops are manufactured overseas, may not seem like a very efficient way of stimulating the Australian economy. If you are planning to spend this wedge [...]
There are ways and means of reducing our carbon footprints and many of them are surprisingly easy. The biggest part of a carbon footprint is made up of the energy we use, both in the home and for travel to work or holidays so there are numerous small things that can be done to minimize emissions in these areas. We have compiled an extensive list of things that can be done to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, browsing this might give you some additional ideas on how to minimize your impacts and save yourself some cash.