• Burnside Council: Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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    Created by Sripriya Sridharan
  • An Australia wide ban on the release of balloons and the use of helium to inflate balloons.
    Released balloons end up as litter - somewhere - and threaten wildlife. Balloons are 32 times more likely to kill a sea bird than pieces of hard plastic when ingested. Wildlife such a turtles and platypus die from starvation, entanglement or choking. Balloons are known to travel hundreds of kilometres over land and ocean. Without helium, balloons would not be released.
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    Created by Karen Joynes Picture
  • Political parties: Stop accepting donations from cancer causing Monsanto now!
    The Four Corners report told the heart breaking story of Dewayne, a school janitor in the US. Dewayne successfully sued Monsanto after the common round up herbicide found on our supermarket shelves was found to cause his terminal cancer. Later in the show, it was revealed that our politicians who are supposed to represent Australians have been accepting huge donations from American owned Monsanto lobby firm - Croplife. We have done it before, when tobacco firms where found to cause cancer, Australians came together to ban them from donating to our political parties. If enough of us come together we can create enough pressure to force political parties to stop accepting the profits of Monsanto’s cancer causing products. Sign and share the petitions now!
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    Created by Rachel Smith
  • Coles: Stop giving tiny plastic products to children
    Coles is clearly not serious about plastic pollution if they think giving tiny plastic replicas of plastic products to children is okay. Coles has pledged to reduce their plastic packaging on fresh produce and has introduced a bag ban to “do the right thing for the environment”. Clearly not being serious about plastic pollution, they are giving out little, plastic-wrapped plastic toys to children, promoting processed, sugary and salty foods. These replicas of brand store products are more than likely to be thrown out. Not being conventionally recyclable, they will then end up in landfill or litter our environment, affecting nature and wildlife. This promotion is a perfect representation of how much Coles doesn’t care about polluting our environment and wasting valuable resources.
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    Created by Mara Wundenberg Picture
  • Revolution to reduce environmental pollution in North Shore schools
    Australia's recycling system is not advanced enough for the recycling of certain plastics, we are the biggest greenhouse gas polluters per head and only have a population of approximately 24 million. These unrecyclable plastics do not decompose naturally in the environment, they break up into millions of tiny pieces and attract toxic chemicals which make burning them all the more dangerous. This campaign is crucial in order to encourage and engage high school students in sustainable practices, to reduce the plastic pollution in the North Shore in order to decrease carbon footprint, to encourage environmental sustainability in the Australian culture and to find affordable, accessible alternatives that will also improve the school's future spending.
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    Created by Rojina Parchizadeh Picture
  • End the plastic binge in WA: Ban throw-away plastic straws and cutlery
    Plastic pollution is killing our marine life. Around 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year. This plastic breaks down in smaller pieces over the centuries, but does not fully biodegrade. It lingers in our oceans, our waterways and even enters our food chain. 30% of the world’s turtles and 90% of seabird species have now ingested plastic debris, as well as 30% of Whales and Dolphins. In fact, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. One of the serious offenders is straws. Over 10 million straws are used per day in Australia. A great part of the plastic pollution comes from items we don't even really need, and that can easily be replaced by more sustainable alternatives. What is merely a convenience of a few minutes for us, becomes a threat to wildlife and to our own health. Places like Taiwan and Seattle have already decided to ban plastic straws. Let us step up too!
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    Created by Clem Thuilier Picture