The Cove – shedding light on a nasty secret

Congratulations to the courageous film makers of The Cove which won an Oscar! See the trailer: Trailer used from the official The Cove website here. The images depicted in the documentary raise in us some pretty strong emotions – but I think it is so important that we channel that in the right direction. Whilst […]

Emissions Trading Scheme

Like many people I’d been watching the  political nightmare that was evolving in Copenhagen and wondering do the politicians even care about what they’re discussing or is it just political wrangling? Honestly, when has politics and the environment worked hand in hand – other than as a platform on which to get elected? Let’s face […]

Just Stop

“You treat the world as you treat each other.” – The Day the Earth Stood Still I recently watched the remake of the ’50s movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and was struck by the comment quoted above … and how accurate it was – as the pictures above clearly illustrate. I wonder what’s […]

Honour Your Real Xmas Tree

I’ve always found it strange celebrating Christmas with a pine tree and carols about jingle bells, sleighs and snowmen when the holiday falls in Australia’s midsummer. (In our house we also celebrate Yule in July.) A fake Christmas tree has always been our choice for decorating at Christmas – not only because fresh trees are […]

The Meaning of Life?

The amount of diversity of life in our oceans astounds me. From the largest mammal to the smallest creature, they live in a delicate ecosystem harmoniously with each other. We hear how detrimentally they can be affected by human actions – plastic bags and helium balloons that make their way into our waterways and oceans […]