Plan needed to guide the switch from coal to clean

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acflogoThe Federal Government must start planning how it is going to retire the most polluting and out-dated coal plants and replace them with clean energy, the Australian Conservation Foundation concludes in a new report looking at the country's biggest polluters.

Australia's Top 10 Climate Polluters examines the 10 companies that are responsible for nearly one third of Australia's greenhouse pollution. Most of this pollution is generated through their production and use of energy.

Ethos Global launches the 2015 Community Project Grants

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ethosgrantThe 2015 Ethos Global Community Project Grants have now been launched to support new initiatives that promote sustainable development and encourage social and economic improvements for disadvantaged communities.

An initiative of Ethos Global Foundation, the pioneering Darwin-based charity, the Community Project Grants provide seed funding for inspirational community-orientated organisations and groups that, through ethical practices, are committed to supporting and strengthening a community's capacity and resilience.

Dumping ban must extend to entire Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

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wwfWWF-Australia today welcomed the Federal Government's release of the details of its ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but re-affirmed its call for a federal ban over the entire World Heritage Area.

"The marine park ban, first announced by Minister Hunt last November, is a welcome step towards protecting the Reef from damaging dredge spoil," WWF-CEO Dermot O'Gorman said.

‘SWAP 4 GOOD’ lifts the lid on what is really in baby wipes

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swapforgoodMethyl what? Have you ever read the entire ingredients listing on the back of a packet of baby wipes? Did you have an understanding of what those ingredients were? The Swap4Good campaign is here to help!

WOTNOT launches the SWAP 4 GOOD Campaign to raise awareness amongst Aussie mums about the ingredients that can be found in common baby wipes and the risks that they may pose to children.

We aim to answer questions about these ingredients and provide a sample packet of WOTNOT biodegradable baby wipes to try! 10,000 samples of WOTNOT biodegradable baby wipes will be given away to Aussie families via a Facebook app.

Entries open for Retrash's inaugural Reart exhibition

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retrashstoryArtists around Australia and the globe are invited to showcase their upcycling skills and creativity as part of an Australian­first exhibition to celebrate the launch of acclaimed sustainability book Retrash and Earth Day's 45th anniversary.

The exhibition is being curated by Retrash author Nathan Devine, supported by Etsy, the online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods, to celebrate the art of upcycling and aims to inspire the world to reconsider the idea of waste.


Intergenerational Report fails on climate change

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wwfThe 2015 Intergenerational Report has failed to outline concrete long-term steps to address one of the greatest threats facing our children – climate change, WWF-Australia said today.

"The intergenerational report fails to consider the long-term policies needed to future proof Australia and the budget against the worst impacts of climate change," said WWF-Australia Climate Change National Manager Kellie Caught.


Inside Out: The People's art project to premier at Transitions Film Festival closing night

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After torrential rains forced the cancellation of the 2015 Transitions Film Festival outdoor launch, the Festival organisers have announced that the film earmarked to open the event, Inside Out: The People's Art Project, will now have its Australian Premiere on closing night, Friday, March 6 at Cinema Nova, after the screening of Surviving Earth.

The wildly popular and visually breathtaking film is about the evolution of one of the largest participatory art projects of all time, documenting the story of JR, a semi-anonymous street artist who won a $100,000 cash prize from the TED foundation to 'change the world'.


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