I really enjoy a great story and my ideal story is one that stimulates your thinking and ideas long after the final credits have rolled.
After recently watching Garbage Warrior I thought I would pick my top half dozen eco films that I have seen and share them with you. If you think I have missed something then please feel free to add your own.
1. Inconvenient Truth
No surprises here. I remember watching this film with my wife and coming out of the… Continue
Added by Lee Stewart on March 28, 2009 at 6:08pm —
Following a successful International Scientific Congress on Climate Change last month - Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions attended by more than 2,500 delegates from nearly 80 countries, preliminary messages from the findings were delivered by the Congress' Scientific Writing Team. The conclusions will be published into a full synthesis report June 2009. The six critical messages are follows:
- Climate trends - Recent observations confirm that, given high rates of observed… Continue
Added by Terence Jeyaretnam on March 25, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Shell caused a stir
the other day, when they announced their withdrawal from all their wind and solar projects, in favour of biofuels. This could be good for Australia, according to some including the… Continue
Added by Miles Page on March 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
What is the supply chain?
The supply chain is the network of suppliers that together bring a product to a consumer. This network ranges from raw material suppliers to manufacturers to warehouses and distribution centres to retailers. The following resources explore the supply chain by looking at “The Real Cost’ associated with the purchasing decisions we make.
Greengoods is a NSW government initiative that looks at sustainable… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Imagine a world without water.
I’ve just returned from a few days in Melbourne, where I’d been for some meetings, a conference, and a keynote speech at the Young Water Professionals annual meeting
, part of the Australian Water Association’s national conference, OzWater 2009.
Preparing for that speech got me thinking. As a climate activist, I think about many aspects of climate change impacts, but… Continue
Added by AnnaRose on March 16, 2009 at 11:00am —
I’m in the USA this week. On my arrival to New York’s Kennedy Airport, immediately I was struck by two things.
First was the abundance of green-oriented advertising. It has been nearly a decade since I was last in the area, but the transformation was really pronounced – everywhere from advertising posters in the New York airport to Chevy ads on Chairlift stanchions in a small Southwest Utah ski resort (interestingly, promoting the… Continue
Added by Miles Page on March 13, 2009 at 10:00am —
As noted in today's AFR, at less than the Chinese government's mandated minimum 8 euro, EU CERs are looking decidely cheap.
Few Australian companies have grasped the opportunity to purchase CDM CER's at less than the likely minimum Australian CPRS price.
A good thing for the environment perhaps but a bad thing for shareholder value of Australian companies?
Added by Michael Churchill on March 12, 2009 at 9:21pm —
Technology developers are set to launch commercial-scale plants...if only the economics rewarded them!
It seems that the proposed ETS does not adequately incent soil carbon.
Can we change this?
Added by Michael Churchill on March 12, 2009 at 9:14pm —
Sorry about the promotional tone, but thought you might be interested in our new-look website - www.ethicalinvestor.com.au.
You can register for free and in a few minutes be up and running to read our most recent news stories, an 8-year archive and a video blog from our publisher MIchael Walsh.
Our bi-weekly e-newsletter is free of charge and gives you a run-down of the latest developments across responsible investment and sustainable business in Australia and… Continue
Added by Oliver Wagg on March 11, 2009 at 6:04pm —
Some commentators liken the share market to a massive herd that moves one way and then the other. Whatever collective noun you prefer, there is no doubt about how big the current movement is, and its general direction. With world share markets plumbing long forgotten depths, and the once mighty Australian economy joining its global peers with a December quarter shrinkage in size, there is plenty to be negative about.
Now would seem to be a good time for contrarian investors… Continue
Added by Eco Investor on March 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
You may have heard about hydrogen fuelled vehicles of the future and fuel cell technology. It is all in an effort to reduce what is becoming one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions – vehicular transport. There are more than 740 million cars in the world, likely to be over 1 billion by 2010 contributing to an ever-increasing amount of carbon dioxide from burning of fossil fuels. When you talk to the automotive sector experts, they stress the importance of not simply measuring… Continue
Added by Terence Jeyaretnam on March 9, 2009 at 8:00am —
A few weeks ago as part of some research into sustainability websites I first encountered Change2.
I was initially excited and - to a certain extent I still am - that there is a social network for people interested in sustainability.
In Change2's own words on this site: "The Change2 network is a free central resource on sustainability that brings together individuals, business, government and NGOs."
However Change2 is also a business that sells consultancy… Continue
Added by adrian on March 8, 2009 at 9:30pm —
A good mate of mine Angus, a rev head, recently pointed me to Top Gear's test drive of the new hydrogen fuel cell
-powered Honda FCX Clarity
Someone has helpfully posted the segment on YouTube
. The rather hysterical… Continue
Added by Miles Page on March 2, 2009 at 10:00am —