December 30, 2016

Investors Rush to Cash In on Climate Change

Climate change-sustainable investing has a big head of steam. And the effects of planetary climate change on most industries are going to be huge. Trillions of dollars are in play attempting to find the winning industries and companies. And determining who will be the winners or losers is a hot topic for investors today. Fortunately, […]

Telecommuting and the Australian “at home” workforce.

“Almost half of Australia’s IT workers would take a pay cut if they could work from home. And around two in five would also take lower pay in return for flexible working hours, extra holidays or a better office location.”

Unethical Investing By Charities

It is strange that many Western charities still invest their funds in companies whose activities create the very difficulties they are trying to alleviate. But such problems can be minimised if charities create well designed ethical investment policies.

Hope is not lost – an 11 year old talks about the food system

Birke Baehr who was a participant in TEDx Next Generation is an 11-year-old who calls it like he see it!

Cloncurry – Solar Town

Cloncurry, situated in north west Queensland, Australia, 770 kilometres west of Townsville was to have become the state’s first totally solar powered town back in 2009.

Innovation of the Week: Handling Pests with Care Instead of Chemicals

Between the years of 1975 – 1976, the Cambodian farmer, Name Name, like most farmers in the country during that time, grew vegetables and rice to feed the soldiers of the Lon Nol regime.

For a Full Belly, Drink More Tea, FAO Says

In a recently published report, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations stated that tea prices have reached an “unprecedented high.”  Traditional import markets in developed countries are almost at full capacity, but markets in tea producing countries, including Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania, are largely untapped.

Beating the Heat to Reduce Post-Harvest Waste

For a farmer in a hot country like Sudan, a big harvest can end up being just a big waste. A fresh tomato off the vine will only last about 2 days in the stifling heat, while carrots and okra might last only 4 days. Despite being perfectly capable of producing abundant harvests, without any […]

Fighting Global Malnutrition Locally

Every year, 5 million children worldwide die from malnutrition-related causes, including immune-system deficiency, increased risk of infection, decreased bone density, and starvation. But a variety of local efforts are hoping to turn things around.

Do you live in one of Australias most liveable cities?

The Australian Conservation Foundation set out to find which of the 20 largest cities is the greenest in Australia.  They have now released their Sustainable Cities Index so keep reading to find out who won!