Did you know that it’s possible to cut your plastic use in half (or less) while living in the Central West, with a few smart changes to the way you shop?
Kate Hook provides lots of tips, shows you some alternatives, and answers many questions that have been on your mind; for example “Is there an item of disposable plastic that you think you can’t live without?”
Australian Government Dept of Environment: (on why the IPCC is the absolute authority for truth about climate change. Note what it says about peer-reviewed science. Once you recognise this, any articles that don’t align with IPCC recommendations are questionable.)
Juice Media: Renewables, energy and climate policy in Australia (language warning! 😊 but amazing content. Exciting opportunities!)
Juice Media: (one of the world’s leading scientists talking about Australian bushfires and climate change in a totally relatable way.)
Climate Action Now: (great international perspective, from a Danish company that transformed from 85% fossil fuel production to 85% renewables because they recognised the risk to global climate stability. Amazing knowledge about all aspects of the challenge.)
David Wallace Wells, Editor, New York Magazine Interview from 2019
James Hansen, ex-NASA climate scientist, TED talk from 2012 (Note: The facts haven’t changed except for becoming clearer.)
The case for urgent action: 11,258 scientists declare climate emergency
Breakthrough Institute Climate Emergency defined
Central West Women in Council (we need diversity! Please consider. This group is very supportive.
*Note: News Corp press – such as The Australian and The Telegraph, specifically takes the position of non-acceptance of the science or that the science is a subject for debate. Much has been written about this over more than a decade, for example, this article from 2013)
and use this website to check how much better these are than alternatives and why.
It’s very easy to switch to one of the clean energy providers below. They do all the work for you including informing your existing retailer that you’ve changed.
See reasons why they are rated greenest at this site.
The site recommends avoiding the “dirty three” which are:
Although they have green initiatives, they still invest massively in coal, oil and gas, which actively undermines the Paris Agreement as noted here.
And the best energy decision you can make is to get solar on your house.
See list of banks that do and don’t invest in fossil fuels here.