Category - Sustainability

Plastic in everyday life – Let’s reduce the use!

So Much Plastic! We see it on our beaches, in our street gutters and storm drains, wedged in trees, behind bushes and even in the stomachs of dead animals, yet for some reason we still use massive amounts of single use plastic on a daily basis. Humanity has created over 8.3 billion tons of plastic …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink S02 E01 – Plunkett Mallee

Back from the Brink is bringing you a brand new season of discovery! In this new episode of Back from the Brink, the first of Season 2, we discover the secret life of the Plunkett Mallee tree (Eucalyptus curtisii). This is a story of how an army of volunteers, ecologists, developers, prisoners, teachers and students …

A big ‘Thank You’ from us to you!

The end of another year is approaching and we would like to take a moment to say thank you! Thank you for working alongside us or being involved with us and the projects we work on. We would like to share with you a little video about what we all have been able to achieve… …

Queensland joins fight against plastic bags

Have you heard the news about plastic bags? The Queensland Government has not long ago implemented changes to the types of plastic shopping bags that are allowed to be given to customers by retailers. And one thing is for sure – these changes will more than likely affect most of us if we are not …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 10: The Koala

The iconic and lovable koala is a species in trouble! In this latest episode of Back from the Brink we were privileged to speak with Dr Steve Phillips who has spent most of his career learning about these incredible creatures and what we can do to help protect them. The ‘Back from the Brink’ series …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 9: The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

It is time for our next episode of Back from the Brink and this time around we were privileged to be invited out to the stunning marine environment of Moreton Bay to work with Johan Gustafson from Griffith University to learn about the plight of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark. Take a look… The ‘Back from …

The rare and beautiful Coxen’s fig-parrot – How you can help!

Is this South East Queensland’s rarest bird? The Coxen’s fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diopthalma subsp. coxeni) is arguably South East Queensland’s rarest bird, with only a handful of sightings having been made (in secret) in the past decade to reporting authorities such as BirdLife and the Queensland Government. This species is apparently only just hanging on in …

Money grows on trees – Measuring the $$ value of vegetation

Okay, I know money doesn’t actually grow on trees. But it might as well. In fact, the dollar value of trees is scientifically measurable. Research actually shows that trees are providing genuine economic benefits to people that are truly worth protecting. Just one example is one that we tend to think of first: trees improve …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4 (Cont.): The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

Welcome back for the second part of our story about the Phyrgian Bee Orchid, filmed in the beautiful mountains of Turkey. Join Yasemin Konuralp, botanist and tour guide, to find out her ideas of how this tiny orchid can be better protected into the future. Also find out what she has decided to do to help …

VIDEO: Budding a native bee hive

Join Kieran and Bastian as they show you how to ‘bud’ a native bee hive. By budding a hive you can essentially create two hives from the one and so double the chances of survival for a settlement of native stingless bees that needs to be relocated due to clearing activities. If you would like …

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