The Inaugural Rotary Melbourne Environmental Sustainability Award

Presenting Claire Moore – Award Recipient Claire Moore is the Founder and CEO of Sweet Justice Ltd a Social Enterprise teaching Beekeeping within the Justice System. Claire was the 2019 Agrifutures Rural Woman of the Year for Beekeeping. During a radio conversation with Jon Faine on ABC, Jon mentioned a beekeeping program in the UnitedContinue reading “The Inaugural Rotary Melbourne Environmental Sustainability Award”

The landmark IPCC report into climate change and what it means for Australia

Climate change is not just happening, the rate of climate change is accelerating. The largest-ever report into climate change – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) Sixth Assessment Report – was released on Monday, and the news is not good.

Food Waste and the Environment

To create awareness of the impact of food waste on the environment
Rotary Melbourne partnered with OzHarvest and the City of Melbourne to present a lunch at Cumulus Inc on 1st May as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2021.

The Risks to Australia of a 3°C Warmer World

In March this year The Australian Academy of Science released a report calling on the Australian government to take immediate action and transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next ten to twenty-years in order to play our part in avoiding the destructive impact of climate change. Click to access the report andContinue reading “The Risks to Australia of a 3°C Warmer World”

SAVING THE BUTTERFLY FOREST

A most beautiful article published in the New Yorker, beautifully illustrated, a delight to the senses, covering a concerning topic. Every November, around the Day of the Dead, millions of monarch butterflies descend on a forest of oyamel firs in the mountains of central Mexico. The butterflies have never seen the forest before, but theyContinue reading “SAVING THE BUTTERFLY FOREST”

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Every year thousands of tonnes of household waste is sent to landfill. This includes furniture, whitegoods, plastic, metal, glassware, toys, clothing, cans, batteries, mattresses, cleaning products, cardboard, books, paper products and importantly electronic (e-waste) items – computers, laptops, iPads, smart phones and printer ink cartridges. Many of these items contain valuable raw materials that can be preserved.