Thursday, June 3, 2021

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Climate strike – for sovereign land and water protectors

On Friday May 21 tens of thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate...

‘Stop killing the canary in the coalmine’ – Q&A with artist Bettina Kaiser

Sydney-based artist Bettina Kaiser’s Natura Morta exhibition challenges viewers to recognise the climate crisis and to act on it in several ways, including collecting rubbish off their local streets in return for one of her artworks.

Dead Nature: a reckoning in the face of the climate crisis

CAMPERDOWN: Natura Morta, an exhibition of drawings, mixed media...

Churches call for climate ambition ahead of COP26

Senior Churches spokesperson, Bishop Philip Huggins, has described the...

Get your apartment building into the food scraps recycling trial

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional...

Write a poem, grow a forest!

Zetland-based Red Room Poetry has partnered with the Australian...

Faith communities ‘sound the alarm’ for climate justice

Faith communities in South Sydney and Australia-wide “sounded the...

‘Wake up – for the fire is among us’

In the crucible of Australia’s Black Summer Danielle Celermajer pondered the personal and broader implications of the climate catastrophe. Her book Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future offers new language and concepts to help us tackle it.

Pitt St to sound alarm for climate with bagpipes on global Day of Action

Over 100 local faith communities across Australia from diverse traditions will hold events on March 11 as part of a major global multi faith Day of Action to “sound the alarm” for the climate. The story outlines how to get involved ...

Gold’s work of love exposes ‘elephant hell’

The Breaking by award-winning author and editor, Irma Gold, was released on March 1. In this Q&A she offers insights into her debut novel’s central love story and how we can stop the harm done to elephants through tourism.

Celebrate more sustainably this Christmas

A leading parcel delivery service is offering individuals and families nine ways to celebrate more sustainably this Christmas.

Coffee waste to fuel a circular economy

CHIPPENDALE: Every year, Australians brew billions of cups of...

Show you care – SOS for our bush friends!

Calling on local artists, old and young – drawers, writers, sculptors, bush lovers ... Which bush animals do you most love and care about? Who do you hope will have a safe and happy summer in our Australian bush?

People call on the government to ‘fund our future not gas’

On September 25, people gathered across Australia to call...

Pandemic is teaching us how to respond to climate change

Responses to the Covid-19 pandemic offers lessons on how...

September 25 – fund our future not gas

School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) and SEED Indigenous Youth...

It’s time to try Plastic Free July

A new book by Plastic Free July founder Rebecca...

Enough is enough

I have had the pleasure of working with the...

Learning is activism – #ClimateStrike School

Tens of thousands of people tuned in to School...

Coal’s power over Australian politics

Sydney-based mural artist Scott Marsh has transformed a wall...

Mining continues in Sydney’s water catchments

When it comes to coal mining there is ongoing...

Interactive live stream to build a better future

Australia and the world are in massive upheaval due...

Toward Antarctica – an insider’s love letter to one of the world’s wild places

Poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s fourth collection, Toward Antarctica, (Red Hen Press), is an insider’s love letter to one of the world’s most iconic wild places, and I found it unique, moving and brilliantly informative.

‘Night Glow’ captures bigfin reef squid

Teenager Cruz Erdmann was on a night dive with his dad when he saw a pair of bigfin reef squid in the shallow water ...

‘Act urgently to save the world’s wild and wonderful creatures’

Urgent cooperative action is needed to prevent further destruction of the world’s reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, and of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans on which many creatures and ecosystems depend.

‘We must fight for the planet and our future’

What would you do if you knew we had ten years to drastically overhaul the way the world operates or face ecological collapse?

‘Show some leadership’ – 18 senior religious leaders urge PM to step up climate policy

Following the devastation this summer, 18 senior religious leaders representing more than 10 million Australians have issued an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for stronger climate leadership.

Accurate fire information and community action

In my work with Uniting Earth I’ve compiled a comprehensive resource on the bushfire crisis – covering ecological and social justice aspects, and including relevant references. The following is an abridged version.

Save the eucalypt grove

DARLINGTON: In 2015 local residents petitioned the University of...

Fires rage as faiths consider climate emergency response

As fires burned across NSW and Queensland, people from...

An interview with Meredith Knight – Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a global movement that uses...

Climate emergency, climate disruption, climate collapse

I was lucky a few months back to be...

Celebrating nature

WATERLOO: Raglan Street was alive with the sounds of dogs barking, cats meowing and humans speaking for foxes, cats, fish, sheep, trees, rivers and all creation.

‘Wake up! Greed is bleeding the Murray-Darling dry’

The River on the Brink: Inside the Murray-Darling Basin exhibition isn’t an easy exhibition to view but it is certainly a very powerful and extremely important one.

Sydneysiders help rebuild Palestinian school

Friends of Hebron Sydney is excited about its new...

Uniting puts feet on the street for climate action

Uniting and our wider church took to the streets for climate action on September 20, with more than a thousand of our churchgoers and staff joining more than 300,000 people across Australia and over six million worldwide.

Residents want recycling services

WATERLOO: The thousands of residents who live in the Waterloo public housing estate have been without a recycling service for a number of years.

More power poles or homes for koalas?

It is an unhappy coincidence that koalas and loggers like the same trees.

Religious leaders arrested at Adani mine site

Three religious leaders and three lay people were arrested on Thursday, September 5, at the site of Adani’s proposed Coal Mine in Central Queensland.

‘Find your tribe and demand climate action’

If you were at The Domain striking, NOW is...

Joining the fight for action on climate

Local bookshop Gleebooks closed its doors to attend the climate strike on September 20.

‘As the temperatures rise, so will we’

About 80,000 Sydney students, parents and grandparents, workers and climate action supporters rallied in The Domain on Friday September 20.

Join us! Striking students call for action

In August a regional gathering of Uniting Church congregations was addressed by members of the church’s tertiary student group.

Newtown prepares for climate strike

A large and diverse group of Newtown and inner-west residents concerned about climate inaction gathered on August 22 at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

Uniting stands with climate protesters

Uniting’s advocacy team is gearing up to support widespread public engagement in climate action, starting with the upcoming Global Climate Strike (#climatestrike) on September 20.

Reducing plastic bag pollution and waste

It’s not so long ago that supermarket checkout operators...

150 religious leaders urge PM to show moral courage

PADDINGTON: On Tuesday June 25 over 150 religious leaders...

Churches weigh in on no new mines campaign

People might not usually expect to see a sign opposing new coal mines outside a church.

‘We want our rivers back’

“The river is the blood of the Earth,” said Muruwari and Budjiti artist Bruce Shillingsworth at the Yaama Ngunna Baaka – Welcome to Our River exhibition.

Building social change to meet climate challenge

The climate science is in. The psychological barriers to action are multiple. The politics of denial continues. This is our context – and, indeed, the “great moral challenge of our generation”.

An anxious climate

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night worried about the future climate change is going to create?

Students call for climate action

They said last November they’d be back, and they were.