December 29, 2016

How Asbestos has Affected Countless Australians

Asbestos was a commonly used fibrous mineral in Australia in the 20th century known for its heat resistance and tensile strength. The toxic mineral is the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer and it has significantly affected a number of Australians.

Spit Happens: Why The Toothpaste Tube Warns Users Not To Swallow

Have you ever wondered what effect toothpaste has on the environment? There is a reason why the instructions on the tube tell you not to swallow while brushing your teeth: toothpaste contains chemicals that are toxic to the human body. But as we spit thousands of tonnes of toothpaste into the sink every year, how […]

Vinegar – not just for fish and chips!

I was introduced to the wonders of vinegar when I first moved out of home. I hadn’t hit the shops yet to purchase all the new wonderful things I would need to clean my new home, so luckily my mother arrived with a bottle of white vinegar and some cloths in hand to start the […]

Simple Guide to Eco Beauty

The skin is the body’s largest organ. Like a sponge, it eats up and breaths in over half of whatever it comes in contact with. And, while it is true that unavoidable entities such as smoke and other pollutants may cause extreme harm to the appearance of our skin, it is also true that the […]

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy, according to research done by Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project for Vital Signs Online.

Environmental Working Group studied that Lamb is the worst meat for our Environment

We are all aware, or at least we should be aware, that our meat production industries are not helpful to our environment. Now we have more information about exactly how bad it is and it isn’t going to make the meat eaters amoungst us happy to see this!

Growing quinoa in Australia

Kept a secret among the Bolivian tribes for thousands of years, quinoa or the ‘grain of the gods’ has recently become a highly sought-after food in the West. Jemma Nicoll reports.

Chewing Gum – time to recycle it.

I have often thought about the ways it would be possible to scrape off all that chewing gum from pavements  throughout the world (excepting Singapore which banned it) and recycle it somehow. When I have insomnia I try to solve world problems like that!

Innovation of the Week: Barefoot College Empowers in More Ways than One

Barefoot College has an effective educational model for rural development—educate and empower those people who care about the local community most to be able to make a difference. Barefoot founder Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, he has found that the best candidates are women, and often they are grandmothers.

33 Short Films on Cleaning Mould

Well, OK, let’s see if there are 33, but there aren’t films, just thoughts and ideas. But I couldn’t resist the pun and apologise to Glenn Gould and the fine people who made that wonderful documentary about a great Canadian pianist.