$165 billion. It’s the amount that China spent on all forms of support for farmers last year. $165 billion. It’s what Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached in 2011. It’s also the amount of money that Americans waste on food each year. They’ve got their cake, but they’re not eating it.
Category Archives: Environment
The veil of secrecy surrounding the Coalition’s costing figures was lifted ever so slightly earlier this week as shadow treasurer Joe Hockey released details of where cuts will be made.
The two nations have been embroiled in a diplomatic row over the practice of whaling for years. From 26 June to 16 July, the matter made its way onto the international legal stage, highlighting the power play between Australia and Japan in their environmental relations.
With the introduction of a new amendment which denies local communities of their rights to debate new mining project proposals, comes controversy and protest. The Lock the Gate Alliance takes action against the SEPP Amendment.
Researchers at the University of News South Wales have discovered a new process which reduces the cost of solar panel production whilst increasing efficiency
Do Australians still care about climate change? Or are we more apathetic than ever?
The cultural practices and reasonings which tie religion and vegetarianism
The recent inaction in response to emergency evacuation calls during the New South Wales and Queensland floods leads us to question – is it time to rethink the way we communicate natural disaster warnings?
The team from Australian Youth Climate Coalition give the lowdown on what came out of the Doha Climate Change Conference.
For all the youth advocacy for renewable sources of energy, are we stopping to consider the flaws and consequences? How can we actually make green energy work?
195 countries,including Australia, have gathered in Qatar for the United Nations climate change conference (COP18). Vibewire alumni Sophie Trevitt reports from Doha, Qatar.
Are Australian consumers aware of the gruesome background behind products they pick up? Note: explicit images of factory farming have been spared in consideration of your up-shuck reflex.
With op-shopping for clothes and furniture rapidly gaining popularity, is the consumption of wasted food the way of the future?
The new Thankyou : Thankyou Water TV Commercial proves as a testament to how the help of industry professionals can raise further awareness to a worthy cause. The filmmakers volunteered their time and resources to make this happen. (more…) Related Posts:Not Just For ChristmasWays to Amaze: The New Face of KindnessStopping Food Waste In[...] Read More →
A psychological study conducted in America has revealed Generation Y is the laziest, least green age group. How accurate are these results?
‘Repower Port Augusta’ will see the local community; council and local businesses ‘walk for solar’ on from the 16 September to 30 September in an effort to place pressure on change makers.
Do you think Australia should have a renewable energy target higher than 20 per cent? What do you think it should be? AYCC’s Youth Decide polls are open now!
You are in control of your own future: A call to arms from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
AYCC volunteeer Georgia Carapetis shares her excitement and optimism following the recent AYCC Repower Summit in Melbourne.
How do young people view Australia’s position on climate change? Elizabeth New responds to being told Gen Y are ‘apathetic’ about the Carbon Tax.
Campaigning for social justice and to create a more sustainable world can be tricky. This is especially so when all you hear or read about is tales of dread on a world on the cusp of doom. Noemie Huttner-Koros from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition talks about overcoming helplessness – by being helpful.
Why getting rid of the carbon tax is easier said than done.
Live cattle exports to Malaysia, Japan’s controversial whale hunting, Canada‘s annual seal hunt and various other global issues have over the years instilled in Australians a strong sense of animal rights awareness. But what many Australians don’t know is that the record for the world’s largest commercial slaughter of land-based[...] Read More →
At Vibewire, we believe that it is extremely important to give young people the chance to have a positive impact on our planet’s future.
A controversial new Regulation revealing the O’Farrell Government’s lax attitude towards child safety is sure to cause a stir among the general public. The state government has released a proposal to allow for children as young as twelve to independently hunt feral animals with dangerous weapons. This proposal is being[...] Read More →
What do you get when you cross a young, idealistic green activist with a passionate conservative ex-Liberal climate sceptic? The answer is an intense four-week global journey to confront each other’s views, adding fuel to the fire that has had the Australian public boiling for years. Last week, the nation[...] Read More →
We live in an incredible, dynamic, exciting and progressive time and space on this beautiful little planet called Earth. The last 10,000 years we have seen innumerable changes to the way we, the mighty human beings, survive and thrive; from creating our first useable tools, to hand-held super-computers, the horse[...] Read More →
Climate change is a sensitive issue but with the carbon tax set for July 2012 it’s time to learn why it’s best to act now rather than later.
Sophie Trevitt of the AYCC takes a closer look at the viability of powering the world with renewable energy.
Ever since Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943, the world of home furniture, and arguably, the world of consumers have fundamentally changed. In 1976, Kamprad articulated his egalitarian vision of furniture dealing, the product of which is to be found in his infamous manifesto, “A Furniture Dealer’s Testament”. The nine[...] Read More →