GREENING OUT #28 - Bulletin [3.5.18]

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*BLEEP BLEP BLEP BLEEEEEEP BLEEEEPP* (^that's the old-school wireless tuning noise btw) Yep, news bulletin time is go, let me bring you up to speed on a few environmental current affairs: 1. French prez Emmanuel Macron is a total rockstar. Smokeshow wife 20 years his senior, proactive about climate change legislation and told off Donald Trump: obviously he wasn’t afraid to offer some plain terms advice in Malcolm Turnbull’s direction at the Opera House recently, effectively paraphrased as “bonjour mate, pull your finger out”. 2. Climate change can be toxic to brands and may in fact be posing a threat to current progress by impeding potential corporate investment. Achieving mass change relies on appealing beyond just 'saving the environment', like solar for those who might not give a shit about climate change but like the idea of personal energy sovereignty through off-grid living. 3. Plastic is a super amazing material, agreed? Lightweight, cheap, sturdy and will last forever. If you were buying something you intended on using for the rest of your life, you’d probably be well keen to have it made out of plastic, right? Yup, same old sitch: plastic isn’t the problem, it’s how we’re using it. 4. GLOOM ALERT: the Great Barrier Reef is still in dire straits. How much does it suck to constantly hear about how precarious this situation is! This is the modern version of when we extinguished (extinctified?) the last of the woolly mammoths, and generations down the track will look back at our extinctification (yup, new word) of superorganisms like coral reefs and rainforests as the very same thing, the same picture of human beings fighting with nature, constantly biting the hand that feeds. Deep, bro. 5. The recycling crisis this country is currently experiencing is getting worse by the second. It’s like we’ve shat our pants but no one in the room has noticed yet, and we’re smiling and sweating and trying to keep it together despite having no idea what to do as a disaster is quietly but rapidly escalating. Nah? Yeah? Gross? Yeah. Listen in and get involved. Yew www.everydaygreen.org

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