• We are eating our own plastic garbage

    Greg Mueller     |      August 26, 2014

    The pacific vortex that is harming marine life and consequently humans is just one of many pressing environmental issues. Gregory Mueller says positive change can be achieved with organised people power.

  • Why Australia needs a cyclists party

    Omar Khalifa     |      August 1, 2014

    The Australian Cyclists Party has recently been approved to be a registered Federal party. Its President and Founder Omar Khalifa says we need to rethink our priorities if we want to improve traffic congestion, our health and the environment.

  • Obituary: Australia’s carbon price

    Paul Twomey     |      July 18, 2014

    Australia no longer has a carbon price, after it has been repealed in the Senate. Paul Twomey delivers the eulogy for a scheme that had passionate origins, but eventually found an untimely death.

  • Clover Moore on powering the City of Sydney – consult, commit and do

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore     |      June 27, 2014

    Cities use over two thirds of the world’s energy and emit more than 70 percent of emissions. Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore says we need to take action on climate change now.

  • Australians are no climate dinosaurs

    Kristina Stefanova     |      June 27, 2014

    A majority of Australians now accept that climate change is occurring. Kristina Stefanova from the Climate Institute shares the results of this year’s Climate of the Nation report.

  • Coexistence and common sense with GM

    Jim Pratley     |      June 12, 2014

    A court found a farmer not responsible for genetically modified material blowing onto his neighbour's organic farm. Professor of Agriculture Jim Pratley says the judgement is a victory of common sense.

  • Make the grey go!

    Loani Tierney     |      May 19, 2014

    Urban design is increasingly incorporating gardens into their planning. Loani Tierney invites us to look around and take the initiative to transform our bit of the world into a green space.

  • Do not judge me by my ability to climb a tree

    Julien Lepetit     |      May 12, 2014

    There is more to urban water management than merely maximising water security. Julien Lepetit explains that this conventional approach has dramatic consequences for our ecosystem.

  • It pays to go green in building

    David Moses     |      May 9, 2014

    There are many ways to build your home with energy efficiency in mind. David Moses from building company Horizon Habitats says that going green in building saves money in the long run.

  • Cities feeding themselves

    Russ Grayson     |      April 29, 2014

    Community gardening is becoming part of a new social movement that is developing around our food supply. Russ Grayson from the Australian City Farm & Community Gardens Network says there is still a long way to go for planners to see the value of community gardens to urban food security and community development.

  • Eliminating waste and creating sustainable urban agglomerations

    Mark Liebman     |      April 22, 2014

    Mimicking natural ecosystems can turn unsustainable towns into sustainable bioregions. Mark Liebman suggests a planning system that is beneficial for both the land users and the ecosystem inhabitants.

  • Australia’s Easter Bilby

    Nicholas Newland     |      April 17, 2014

    This weekend, countless children in Australia will look forward to the Easter bunny hiding chocolate eggs. Nicolas Newman from the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia explains why he wants us to kick the Easter bunny habit.