• 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.

  • How to be a bettertarian

    Rebecca Sullivan     |      April 8, 2014

    There are so many choices around food available, which makes it complicated for consumers to purchase sustainable products. Rebecca Sullivan explains how as a bettertarian she makes better nutritional choices that integrate the land, the animals and the people.

  • Schools as part of our urban landscape

    Nicole Lewis     |      March 31, 2014

    Schools are micro communities and need infrastructure and maintenance to function. Nicole Lewis argues that for the future harmony of our urban communities it is vital that schools consider their environmental footprint within their walls and beyond.

  • Meat Free Week: Whither the farmer?

    Eleanor Nurse     |      March 27, 2014

    Australians are invitited to give up meat this week to think about our meat consumption and the impact on our health and the environment. Eleanor Nurse from the animal protection institute Voiceless says it’s time to start having a conversation about the provenance of our food.

  • The Rhinos are here. Join the herd.

    Madeleine Smitham     |      February 28, 2014

    Art can spark the imagination and at the same time create awareness for important conservation causes. Madeline Smitham from the Taronga Conservation Society Australia explains how their biggest public art exhibition raises vital funding for a Black Rhino breeding program.

  • Drought management in a more extreme climate

    Anthony Waugh     |      January 21, 2014

    With the current severe dry spell, Australia’s drought assistance policies focus entirely on crisis mitigation. Wool, beef and lamb producer Anthony Waugh suggests we should assist our farmers in good times and help them adjust their management to prepare for more difficult times.