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Homelessness remains a huge problem in Australia and low literacy levels is an important contributing factor.
Research suggests that the pandemic has exacerbated the impacts of loneliness. Additionally, people’s fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, hasn’t decreased even since in-person social gatherings became less frequent. But small daily actions – such as a short walk, break from social media or even a catnap – can add up to have an impact on mental health.
Agroforestry is a system combining trees with shrubs, crops, and livestock to produce food, support biodiversity, build organic content in soils, boost water tables, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Adopted in the Kavre district of Nepal, agroforestry is key to conserving soil nutrition, promoting food security, and empowering women.
The conversation about climate change and its consequences has heated recently, but what is the most effective way forward?
COVID-19 has shown that pandemics can seriously affect people’s physical and mental health. Stress, anxiety and depression have increased around the world, with the greatest effects for those living under the strictest lockdowns. Many people’s physical activity levels also fell during lockdown. Gardens, though, can help us push back against these negative effects.
We know plastic pollution remains a truly global problem, affecting communities around the world.
Despite our careful sorting, collection and recycling efforts, plastic is everywhere—from the deepest oceans to the summit of Mt Everest. However, 2022 has shown signs of progress!
Fostering sustainable food systems is an urgent global priority. Sustainable diets are a part of food systems with important implications for human and environmental health.
It’s July already and #plasticfreejuly has begun! Plastic is used in so many products that it’s easy to feel like giving up even before starting. So, it can be helpful to start with small steps: one product at a time.
Whether you’re driving a car with children yelling in the backseat or trying to read a book in a coffee shop while someone talks loudly on their phone, attention is essential for navigating and interacting with the world.
Neil Kitching is a geographer and energy specialist. His book, Carbon Choices, seeks to increase our understanding of climate change and nature loss, and offer some solutions.
The refugees fleeing Ukraine are deserving of all the support and aid we can muster on their behalf. All refugees.
It’s clear that supporting children to care for the natural world from a young age is vital if we are to build an eco-friendly future. And a huge part of children’s environmental learning, or “socialisation”, occurs through observation and role modelling.
Catch up with Glimmer founder and CEO, Nancy Lutchman. Who is the woman behind this Australian initiative aiming to bring positivity to the social media space?
It feels a bit strange to publish a paper that we want proved wrong – we have identified the 63 Australian birds, mammals, fish, frogs and reptiles most likely to go extinct in the next 20 years.
There’s a reason Finland, the world’s most equitable country, sits at the top of the list of happiest countries. Populations in countries with better equality are happier and healthier.
Australia’s remarkable animals, plants and ecosystems are world-renowned, and rightly so. Unfortunately, our famous ecosystems are not OK. How much do you think the federal government spends on helping our threatened species recover?
You’ll already have seen signs of the potential of electric mobility. E-scooters are popping up in major cities, giving people a way to make short trips quickly and cheaply. Even this is just the start.
Only four months into 2022, and Australians have already watched several climate disasters unfold across the continent, from coral bleaching to devastating floods and bushfires.
Responsible investing, socially conscious investing, sustainable investing, and ESG investing are all about investing to encourage positive change. But is it worth it?
Plastic pollution is a global problem, contaminating terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Microplastics — plastic particles smaller than five millimetres in size — infiltrate and circulate in the global planetary dust cycle, water cycle and carbon cycle.
As climate change intensifies, we are now seeing cascading and compounding impacts and risks, including where extreme events coincide.
It’s a popular idea that the path to sustainability lies in high-tech solutions. But the risks of this approach are becoming ever clearer. In some places, the principles of low tech are already influencing urban design and industrial policy.
Are you one of the increasingly large number of people seeking to minimise the environmental damage wrought when producing the food you eat?
For their development and well-being, children need information that both acknowledges the very troubling realities we are facing but also equips them to take action to change that future.
Do you ever find yourself staring at the supermarket shelf in turmoil, trying to make the most environmentally sustainable choices from an overwhelming array of available products?