Wednesday, September 29, 2010

David Attenborough

I've put up a few graphs and stuff to illustrate climate change, but possibly none as clear as this piece from David Attenborough.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BHP Call For Carbon Price

Major Australian miner BHP has joined the call for a price on carbon pollution. CEO Marius Kloppers, noted that about 90 per cent of carbon emissions from electricity come from coal-fired power stations. He encouraged consumers to favour low carbon alternatives and to recognise that making a difference comes at a price.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Change For The Oceans

I found this animation by Monterey Bay Aquarium to be quite witty and spot-on. Oh, and yes the voice does sound familiar - it's John Cleese.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Country People Love Renewable Energy

A new survey has shown that country people are even keener than their city cousins for the development of renewable energy.

In rural areas, 85% of people want the government to "make clean energy cheaper quicker, through large scale development of solar, geothermal and wind power in urban and regional Australia". In the city the figure is 82%. Either way, it seems Australians want leadership on renewable energy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Here Are Some Ideas

At a time when our leaders seem to lack ideas for tackling climate change, Graham Readfern compiled this list of 10 ideas that other countries have put into action.

Apart from possibly being a great 'cheat sheet' for our leaders, it also goes to show how far other nations are ahead of Australia in tackling climate change.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Help For Making Units Greener

It can sometimes seem harder to make changes when you're in a unit block rather than a house. But there are also greater gains to be made when apartment buildings becomes more sustainable.

Green Strata is an online resource, specifically relating to apartment buildings, where you can see what others have done - learn and discuss what you can do - or share what you have done.

Friday, September 03, 2010

EzyGreen Freebies

Today i signed up with the EzyGreen program (run by Brisbane City Council's CitySmart group).

So shortly i should be receiving my free energy-saving powerboard that helps reduce wasteful stand-by power (10% of home electricity). I'll let you know how it goes.