April 17, 2014

People & Planet: Eco diaries and calendars that support a good cause


Smart phones might be taking over the world, but here at People & Planet we still reckon that you can’t beat the tactile pleasure of a paper diary, or a beautiful calendar that looks out from your wall all year long.

I Don’t Want A Present


I LOVE Christmas. It’s definitely my favourite time of the year.

A Fight Worth Having


Those lucky enough to have visited the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef will agree that it is a memorable experience. The clear water, colourful corals, fish, sharks, turtles and dolphins are all examples of why this wondrous place has been listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and is touted […]

Want to feel good this Christmas? Choose an Ethical Gift.


When it comes to choosing a Christmas gift, what factors guide your decision? Is it cost? Aesthetics? Quality? Fashion?

Get a Double Whammy Benefit from the Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax Word Cloud

With July 1st 2012 seeing the introducing of the much talked about Carbon Tax (or ‘price on carbon’ if you listen to the Australian Government’s messaging), now is the time to seriously think about making the switch to solar energy. The benefits are two fold as this article explains.

The Vulnerable Koala: are we in time to save our national icon?


This week, the Australian Government listed several koala populations as “vulnerable”, giving them special protection. As a koala researcher and conservation planner, I am most impressed with Minister Burke’s decision.

Earth Hour 2012 – Tomorrow Night!


Saturday 31, 2012 at 8:30pm is Earth Hour.

Australia’s 10 Greenest Universities


GREEN with envy? We list the top 10 universities in Australia, according to their environmental credentials.

Australia’s Outback Lake Eyre Basin wetlands and rivers protected


Australia has protected one of the world’s last great natural wetlands. In an announcement this weekend, the country’s Queensland government designated the Cooper’s Creek, Georgina, and Diamantina rivers protected under its Wild Rivers Act.

Green and Frugal Christmas Countdown


So who here is freaking out about Christmas? Let me stress you out a little and ask have you bought all the presents yet, have you decorated a tree, have you done all your cooking?  If the answer is no, then I suggest you take a 5 minute break, breathe deeply and remember it is […]