The green movement also has its share of home-grown heroes who inspire many people. What inspires me more is witnessing what would appear to be random acts of green carried out by ordinary folks – the unsung environmental heroes.
We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we’re lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling – but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same.
The term ‘tragedy of the commons’ pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it’s not explained
When you hear the term ‘scavenger’, what springs to mind? For many people, it doesn’t stir up a positive reaction, but scavenging plays an important role in helping reduce impact on the environment.
You may have heard this term used in connection with the environment – so what does it mean?
How many small creatures can a single feral cat eat in a day? A lot it turns out – and with an estimated 15 million feral cats in Australia, billions of native creatures are probably being devoured each year.
A fear of spiders isn’t uncommon, although often unfounded. Sometimes fear can be turned into fascination once we understand more about something. A fascinating aspect of spiders is the silk they produce to spin a web, which is the strongest natural or synthetic fiber known.
What is one green action you have undertaken in 2011 to reduce your environmental impact? Add yours to this article and read a bunch of others from other readers that may give you some ideas for your continuing green living journey in 2012.
Many of us want to be considered individuals, but also have a need for acceptance; which requires a good deal of conformity. Some people’s green journey can be negatively affected by this.
City got you down? Crave nature, fresh air, fresh food and perhaps even a bit of dirt under your fingernails? You don’t have to spend a fortune to escape the rat race and/or learn about growing organic food. WWOOF it!