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The time is ripe for change

The phrase on people’s lips and in the media is #BuildBackBetter. But do we have the will and the imagination to embrace what this might mean?

Respect for Earth, transition to renewables

The theme for 2017 World Environment Day is 'connecting people to nature'

Waking up to food waste

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. This year’s theme was “Think.Eat.Save”, as the amount of food wasted all over the world is growing, while millions of people go to bed hungry every day. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted, the equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. In Australia alone, 4 million tons ($8 billion worth) of food per year is thrown out, most of which ends up in landfill. Australians waste about 20 per cent of the food they buy.