Life and Nature

What can we do to save our planet – are we powerless against climate wrecking corporations?

Stop Adani Convoy led by Bob Brown, May 2019

Imagine an Australia with it’s people united in protecting our country and its natural beauty.

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and many animal and plant species are being driven to extinction. 

It’s hard to imagine what an individual can do to resolve a problem of this scale and severity.

The good news: We are not alone. 

People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. 

There are many ways as individuals we can make a difference with our day to day activities.

Solving climate change requires all of us to work together. We can’t do that without finding common ground with those who may not share our perspective.

Since people often trust peers, family members and loved ones more than they trust experts, scientists and environmental organizations, you can talk to people about climate change in ways we can’t. 

You are more likely to open people’s minds.

We’re fighting like our lives depend on it — because they do. 

It can be a bit daunting, however get involved. I love The Bob Brown Foundation lead by Bob Brown, you get a real sense that you are making a difference and Bob has had a great deal of experience and is a man of integrity and influence.

Lock the Gate are fantastic organisers, very active and get results. Their main fight is against new coal and fracking.

Help your kids to impress upon adults to take care of their planet, support your kids if they are interested in Fridays for Climate.

It matters because we can’t have a prosperous future on a depleted planet, and all signs are pointing to human activity driving the Earth to the edge.

Biodiversity – the complex web of life made by millions of species, plants, bacteria and fungi – underpins the natural systems that we take for granted; systems that provide the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. It maintains the ecosystems for society to thrive, ensuring access to essential raw materials, commodities and services. The unprecedented loss of biodiversity we are seeing today is an existential threat to human life and economic development. 

There’s also an economic value to biodiversity loss. WWF assesses the value of key ocean assets at $24 trillion, and that’s a conservative estimate. If compared to the largest national economies, the ocean would rank seventh, with an annual value of goods and services of $2.5 trillion. Too big to fail, you could say. Regular access to quality freshwater is also vital for most businesses and industries – in manufacturing, heating, cooling, cleaning or as an ingredient. Having too little or too much, or water that’s too dirty or too expensive, will have an impact on bottom lines.

Join Earth Day and get active

The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance. The first place on our radar is the stunning Tarkine in a remote part of North West Tasmania. The Tarkine is a vast wilderness area supporting Australia’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest, spanning wild windswept beaches, extensive buttongrass plains and pristine wild rivers. It is of great significance to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people and a relic of the ancient continent of Gondwana and related to temperate forests in Patagonia and the South Island of New Zealand.

Our campaign for The Tarkine is calling for its recognition as a National Park and World Heritage Area and is taking strategic and considered action step by step to reach this goal by 2020. 

We need your help to do this.

Stop Adani Convoy, rally at Parliament House, ACT. May 2019
We recognise neither major party are willing to stand up to influential corporations to our detriment. Anti-Adani Convoy let by Bob Brown, Canberra, May 2019
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