Environment

Fighting for East Gippsland Forest - Kuark
Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

The fight for East Gippsland’s forests

For many years, protection of ‘old growth forests’ was the key message, now we must protect all remaining forests threatened by logging. The remote town of Goongerah in far-eastern Victoria is a place most people have never heard of. I hadn’t either till the first time I went out there in Winter 2017 for a citizen science survey camp. Yet year... Read More

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Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

City Country

I am standing on the lands of my ancestors. In a place that has been cared for by the people whose memories flow through my veins. The wind kisses the back of my neck –  a welcome. It is dark and cold, but not so cold as the place that I came from. I breathe in deeply through my nose,... Read More

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Earthworker Cooperative March
Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Taking power back: Cooperative futures and Earthworker’s ‘Green New Deal from Below’

Earthworker is working towards a cooperative-centred Green New Deal in Australia, socialising energy production and ensuring workers in the industry are empowered and reap the benefits of the energy transition. Though not a top-down Green New Deal, but a ‘Green New Deal from Below’. Australia’s federal election results could finally be the catalyst for a nation-wide consensus to rapidly transition... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

The politics of permaculture, a global movement for change

Permaculture is a social movement founded in 1978 in Australia by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It has grown since then into a global movement for system change. While clearly a part of the broader environmentalist scene, permaculture is also distinctive in several ways. On the ground, permaculture activism is mainly connected to sustainable agriculture with a diversity of strategies... Read More

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The politics of permaculture, a global movement for change

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Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

A turning point for Australia, an interview with Christine Milne

It’s not enough to just welcome Australia back into the UNFCCC with open arms. We’re going to need the rest of the world to put pressure on Australia. Labor have differentiated themselves from the previous Liberal government by saying they are ready to take urgent and strong climate action. But they fail to address the other side of the coin, all of... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Green Agenda Spring 2021: Out the door – Hope in the fossil-fuel induced dark

“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding... Read More

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Climate Hope: Spring 2021 Edition call for contributions

Are we ready? Polar Bears on ice floe
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Are we ready?

We have been hoping for so long, are we ready now the moment has arrived? I attended my first climate COP in Buenos Aires in 1998. It was COPIV. My last was COP 21 in Paris in 2015. The world was celebrating because a global agreement to restrict global warming to less than 2 degrees, and to pursue 1.5 degrees,... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Not passive victims: Indigenous Australians respond to climate change

This piece was originally published in Foreground. Climate change poses both direct and indirect threats to the socio-economic, institutional and environmental systems of the world’s Indigenous populations. Australia is no exception. Yet through the formation of political alliances and establishment of on-country initiatives Indigenous Australians have been leading the way in the development of climate adaptation responses. Firstly, there are a range... Read More

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Not passive victims: Indigenous Australians respond to climate change - Kakadu National Park

The Answer is in the Landscape - Potato field - Gippsland Australia
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

The Answer is in the Landscape

Around the world farmers and other land managers are taking up practices that regenerate soil, restore landscapes and restore water systems. Interest and activity in landscape scale change is growing quickly. Governments are coming on board with funding and projects. Corporations are actively taking part or funding others to meet their emissions offsets. These activities all work toward reducing or... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Strike action: The youth climate movement gives us hope for the future

In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius first predicted that changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could alter the surface temperature of the earth through the greenhouse effect in a seminal paper. 125 years later this alarming prediction has become a reality and activists worldwide have been fighting for real climate action. School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C), is a climate group... Read More

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The youth climate movement gives us hope for the future - Fridays for Future