Why Listening, Amidst Today’s Climate Crisis, Has Become More Important Than Ever

The act of “deep listening” – or opening one’s ears to silence – has always permeated yoga and meditation, but today, it’s a lesson we must all take to mind.  Katherine O’Chee explores why.  Every day we hear and read about politicians participating in negative campaigns, ‘badmouthing’ and hurling insults at their opponents. Every day we watch media platforms use […]

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Ten Exciting Facts about Solar!

Why go solar? Here are TEN reasons why: Because solar panels have no moving parts and require little maintenance, they will can last for around 30 years! Most solar panels come with a manufacturer’s warranty that last for 20 to 25 years. Solar panels use a battery backup system, allowing more than three days of power to be stored. […]

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Al Gore: The Optimism of Climate Change

Climate change is urgent and we must take action now – but Al Gore, climate advocate and author of The Inconvenient Truth, reveals that it’s not all gloom and doom. Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk on TED, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy […]

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Weather vs Climate Change Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson and His Dog

Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson gives us a simple but brilliant explanation of the differences between weather and climate change… all by using himself and his dog as an analogy! Watch here:

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Mice and Giants: Interview with Tim Flannery | ASAP

From coffee grounds to seaweed, from tree planting to electric cars, Climate Council’s Tim Flannery has been looking, in his latest book, Atmosphere of Hope [Text Publishing] for some cheerful signs that, locally as well as globally, we may be getting somewhere in addressing climate change.   Tim gave the inaugural Mick Dark Foundation lecture at […]

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Environmental Stories of the Week

14 August 2015 Haven’t been keeping up with recent environmental news? ASAP brings you a round-up of some of the good, the bad and the hopeful that’s been happening in the international and Australian community this week. THE GOOD 13 August: 21 young people from around America file sue the US government for violating constitutional rights by contributing […]

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Let’s inspire hope, not despair

Paul Sinclair from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) talks to ASAP’s Shirley the Baglady and Katherine O’Chee about the consequences of making our cities ‘grey in, green out’, and what we can do about this. Have a listen to the full interview: *** 1. What do you think of the current situation with fossil fuels and climate […]

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What’s Happening?: A Children’s View of Climate Change

Recently, our very own Baglady Shirley Lewis embarked on a journey across the NSW / VIC regions to raise community awareness about environmental sustainability at an individual level. You can view a documentation of her TASAP trip here and here. One of her stops was Castlemaine, a small city to the south of Victoria, now […]

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Baglady’s TASAP Trip Continues!

BAGLADY’s 1st TASAP = Travel ASAP trip continues… 1. Murals at Castlemaine Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, home to many cultural institutions including the Theatre Royal, Australia’s oldest operating theatre, and also home to a beautiful mural depicting a children’s view of climate change. This mural was painted by local primary school kids, co-ordinated […]

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