25million trees to be planted throughout Australia over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery

Australia will plant 25 million trees over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery, in what will become one of the country’s largest-ever restoration projects. The initiative will cover 20,000 hectares of land and generate habitats for dozens of threatened and endangered animals. The trees are also expected to lift 4.25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment over a quarter century. Five … Continue reading 25million trees to be planted throughout Australia over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery

New marine park in Australia’s Northern Territory protects flourishing ecosystem and Indigenous communities

A new marine park in Australia, at Limmen Bight, has won approval – the first in the Northern Territory in more than 30 years. Located at the mouth of the Roper River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Limmen Bight Marine Park is home to an array of marine animals, from threatened pipefish to part of the largest density of dugongs in the Northern Territory. The … Continue reading New marine park in Australia’s Northern Territory protects flourishing ecosystem and Indigenous communities

Dive tour operators in Australia helping plant coral along the Great Barrier Reef

Dive tour operators in Australia have been assisting with the of planting coral along the Great Barrier Reef. Family-owned Cairns-based company Passions of Paradise have provided a catamaran and fuel to take four crew members and a scientist to Hastings Reef for the Coral Nurture Program. They are working alongside a team from the University of Technology Sydney, led by Dr David Suggett, who is … Continue reading Dive tour operators in Australia helping plant coral along the Great Barrier Reef

Science for Wildlife koala project monitoring the return and relocation of displaced koalas coming back to the wild following Australian bushfires

Sydney-based not-for-profit organisation Science for Wildlife has launched an initiative to research the return and relocation of displaced koalas coming back to the wild following the Australian bushfires. Koalas in the vast Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area have been heavily impacted by bushfires. Under the Blue Mountains Koala Project, Science for Wildlife has been undertaking search and rescue of burnt koalas, while implementing water … Continue reading Science for Wildlife koala project monitoring the return and relocation of displaced koalas coming back to the wild following Australian bushfires

Actor Matthew McConnaughey helps design Australia-based eco-cabin to reconnect guests with nature

True Detective actor Matthew McConaughey has joined forces with Australian tiny house startup Unyoked to design an off-grid, eco-cabin. Known as The Reserve, the rustic-style eco-cabin with its dark wood-panelling, was built with sustainable materials and is solar-powered. Featuring large windows and a firepit and with no TV nor WiFi, The Reserve was designed to “help people disconnect and get back in touch with the … Continue reading Actor Matthew McConnaughey helps design Australia-based eco-cabin to reconnect guests with nature

Narisha Cash: Aboriginal female graffiti artist inspiring young people across Australia

Narisha “Nish” Cash, an Aboriginal self-taught female graffiti artist from Adelaide, is challenging the misconception that the world of graffiti and street art is a “man’s world”. The Jingili and Mudburra artist has been a regular on the street art scene in the South Australian city since the 1990s when at the age of 15 she first started paving street walls with her work. With … Continue reading Narisha Cash: Aboriginal female graffiti artist inspiring young people across Australia

Women’s Work: Brisbane showcases its biggest display of women’s street art

Brisbane’s biggest display of women’s street art, Women’s Work, is taking place at the Outdoor Gallery Exhibition from now until 1 December 2019. Curated by Brisbane Art Matriachs! (BAM), a collective of up-and-coming female arts leaders working towards bridging the gap for women exhibiting in public spaces, Women’s Work celebrates the empowering artforms and originality of female creatives through a series of outdoor installations, guided tours and talks. … Continue reading Women’s Work: Brisbane showcases its biggest display of women’s street art

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Daintree Ecolodge, Australia

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 14. Daintree Ecolodge, Australia Daintree Ecolodge is blessed to be located in the heart of Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, with its lush emerald green vines, ancient ferns, and white sand beaches. Boasting gigantic Bull Kauri trees … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Daintree Ecolodge, Australia

Food Is Free: Neighbourhood lane becomes hub for free food in Ballarat, Australia

A community in Ballarat, Australia have set up a lane in between houses where people can drop off or collect surplus nutritious food  – including veggies, fruits, and herbs – for free and connect with the neighbourhood. Food Is Free Laneway was founded by Ballarat resident Lou Ridsdale, who set up the laneway alongside her home to share food with the local community, beautify the … Continue reading Food Is Free: Neighbourhood lane becomes hub for free food in Ballarat, Australia

Trolley’d: Australia’s portable bars serving up sustainable cocktails from repurposed airline trolleys

Australia’s first portable bar Trolley’d is serving up cocktails, with a focus on sustainability, from repurposed airline cart bar trolleys. All cocktails use ingredients use ingredients sourced from local farms, and native ingredients foraged by Trolley’d’s team. The portable bar hire business was founded by “hospitality aficionados” Christopher Thomas and Byron Woolfrey in Sydney. The pair met while working together at Bronte-based cafe, Three Blue Ducks, where … Continue reading Trolley’d: Australia’s portable bars serving up sustainable cocktails from repurposed airline trolleys