As the suburbs disappeared in my rear view mirror and the golden, sun-burnt land opened up ahead of me, I felt a tingle in my fingers. A smile appeared on my face and didn’t go away. When was the last time I did this? I’d been spending so much time working. Money, money, money. I’d almost forgotten what this felt like.
Becoming educated about the realities of our world can be a daunting task, but it’s a necessary first step. Knowledge empowers and equips us to take action, and our action creates a ripple of change. So, without further ado, we present to you our shortlist of environmentally-related documentaries.
Recently, we’ve been planning, shopping for, and cooking our meals a week in advance. We’ve found this to be beneficial to our health, wallets, and personal sanities. So, we wanted to share what we’ve been doing with you and sing the praises of meal planning.
A gloomy sky threatened rain as a group of 200–300 people gathered in a heavily-trafficked pedestrian area at the heart of Canberra, Australia’s capital. They held signs and banners, some homemade with marker on cardboard, some professionally printed. The signs bore messages like: “Close the camps!”, “Bring them here!”, “Refugee Lives Matter”, “Let Them Stay”, “Seeking asylum is not illegal”, and “Australia… we will look back in shame.”
I’m often confronted with some version of the following argument: “vehicles run on fossil fuels, therefore you can’t be an environmentalist if you use a vehicle.” I’ve seen it used against a variety of ideologies, and whether it’s veganism, human rights, social justice or a particular moral stance, it’s almost always used in response to an attempt to do good.
The possibilities of sustainable home-building have captivated our imaginations, not just in the sense of being planet-friendly, but also in terms of durability and resilience in a world where the climate is growing more chaotic and harsh by the day.
We aim to produce one video per month and two blog posts per week. One of our weekly blog posts will be co-written, while the other will be a solo post, with the two of us alternating solo posts each week. Half of these solo posts will be freestyle, while the other half will cover current environmental issues in Australia, the United States, and elsewhere. We hope these posts will keep you in the loop of the world of environmental activism, as well as give you ideas on how to participate and be a part of the solution.
The rate of change in society and our environment is far too fast for our administration to keep up to date with — it’s too big.
Tom came around the corner, looking to thank me for my help. He took off his glove, preparing to shake my hand. But when he looked up from finding his footing in the snow and saw my face, he jerked to a stop.
“Holy shit!” he exclaimed. “You’re a woman!”
This post offers the specifics of our meal plan for a three day backpacking trip. This meal plan was designed to provide us with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals that are normally difficult to obtain in a vegan diet. These include omega 3 fatty acids, iodine, calcium, and iron.
I started to pay more attention to environmental issues when I was in high school. During this time, I realized that I generated a lot of trash from using pads and tampons for my monthly menstruation cycle.
Happy World Environment Day, everyone! To celebrate our one and only Planet Earth, we asked our viewers to submit photos of their favorite places in nature and tell us about them. We were thrilled with the submissions, which came from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, and all over the U.S.
After the rain thwarted our plans to go to Namadgi National Park on Sunday, we woke up to sunshine and blue skies on Monday. We joined up with four of Alex’s friends and left the Canberra suburbs behind for the Brindabella Mountains.
Sustainable living isn’t just about solar panels and driving our cars less. It’s a mindset and an opportunity for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. It’s about slowing down, living in the present, and appreciating what we have instead of wishing we had more.
Nomadism. In a world of instant gratification, nomadic life seems like a fulfilling way to check out. But are nomadic and sustainable lifestyles compatible?