Category: Articles

Grappling with forest management

Geoff Ebbs /9 February, 2022

Deforestation is a significant contributor to climate chaos, biodiversity loss and depletion of groundwater. It requires significant effort on a number of levels. There are global certification bodies that provide a form of policing, including the capacity to interrogate the source of timber products using a chain of custody, or record of the handling of Continue Reading →

Simmonds & Bristow trainees on the job

How can we make urban water smart?

Geoff Ebbs /17 December, 2021

The next in our series of episodes about water management, is a series of interviews with David Bristow, water engineer, expert witness and owner of the water services, training and engineering firm Simmonds & Bristow. Two weeks ago Dave Whitfield interviewed Dr Aysin Dederkofut-Howes about Smart Urban Water, this week, Geoff Ebbs interviews David Bristow Continue Reading →

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Smart Urban Water interviews

Dave Whitfield /1 December, 2021

On today’s EcoRadio, Dave Whitfield interviewed Dr Aysin Dedkorkut-Howes about her work in Urban Water Management. Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes is a Senior Lecturer of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Griffith School of Engineering and Built Environment and a member of the Cities Research Institute.Her current research focuses on climate change adaptation and urban/disaster resilience, Continue Reading →

Blue SKy bottle

Bluesky greenwashes 7 million bottles

Geoff Ebbs /1 December, 2021

Local drink manufacturer, Blue Sky Beverages, will launch a campaign at midday tomorrow claiming to replace single use plastic bottles with 3D printed, aluminium ones. BlueSky founder, Matt Isles, said the facility is designed to print seven million bottles each year.Where the press release refers to 3D printed bottles it actually means the label is Continue Reading →

Greenwash exposed by YesMen at COP26

Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021

Two official COP26 “Net Zero” programs were exposed as harbouring large elements of greenwash this week by New York based ‘YesMen” and UK-based Glasgow Calls Out Polluters (GCOP). The official “Race to Zero” and “Science based Targets” initiatives have been criticised by many academics and environmentalists including Greta Thunberg who tweeted that “net-zero targets [are] Continue Reading →

Stronger Together – Activists chat

Geoff Ebbs /7 October, 2021

Activists from legal, communications, mutual aid and class mobilisation backgrounds met to discuss ways that they might be stronger together at a Community Day for Climate at Brisbane’s Northey Street City Farm organised by XR Meanjin.