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Blog 30 – Do The Maths

TREES PLANTED

I went to see Bill McKibben last Friday when he was in Melbourne ‘rallying the troops’ with his Do The Maths tour.  Very engaging (but alas not techno savvy) he painted a very sobering message to a packed Atheneum Theatre. He had just 3 numbers he wants us to be aware of … a. The number 2. This is how many degrees we DO NOT want our world average temperature to increase by. At present, we are almost at 1oC increase and already can see the affects across the world. b. The number 565 (gigatons). This is how much fossil fuels we can burn if we want to keep below the 2oC increase. c. The number 2795 (gigatons). This is how much mining companies around the world have in their reserves and planning to burn. That is 5 times over the safe amount. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Australian of the Year 2012.
Running for parliament this year.
Bill spoke of Clive Palmer who want to extract so much gas and coal that he will destroy our beautiful Queensland. And for what ?? So he can build a replica of the Titanic with his massive profits. The problem seems overwhelming until .. You realise how much power we have if we Divest our money (e.g. Super) into ethical investments (great Forbes article here on divesting). And over at A Vital Few,  you can send off a letter to your own super fund with a few clicks of your mouse. They have made the process so easy. The generic letter can be modified to suit yourself and it goes straight into the inbox of your Super provider. It isn’t too hard to do some investigative work and start asking where your money is being invested. Slainte – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1,200 TREES PLANTED

July 9, 2024
At the heart of every nunnery is, of course, charity. We love our partnership with the Brigidine Sisters and are impressed with their passion to give. That’s a long history of giving from these remarkable women, and we are not only benefactors of this kindness, as their other philanthropy does ripple out to myriad of other organisations as well.

135 TREES PLANTED

July 8, 2024
WPA acknowledges that when it comes to environmental initiatives, its people are its strength. It has recently partnered with us to plant 15 trees for each hard-working staff member identified as a Sustainability Warrior.

1110 TREES PLANTED

June 18, 2024
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!