Help Save the Great Glider

An estimated 26 per cent of the greater glider population in East Gippsland, Victoria, was killed in the 2019–2020 bushfire catastrophe, when more than
1.5 million ha of Victoria’s bushland burned. This is a devastating blow to the population of the already threatened species.

The Victorian National Parks Association hopes to secure habitat for the surviving greater gliders by launching a campaign to protect Wombat State Forest, the westernmost part of the species’ range. Being designated state forest, it can be logged at any time. But the campaign hopes to protect the forest by proposing that it be turned into a new national park.

Make a difference. Please donate today. Funds raised will help save and support the greater glider population.

If you’re interested in supporting other environmental projects — we encourage you to consider the Australian Geographic Society Fundraising efforts. Check out their current campaigns.

Celebrate World Oceans Day!

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. 

Growing collaborative conservation with a global network of leaders in 140 countries, providing resources for all to take action to restore and protect the ocean, and empowered by the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council.

By working together, we can — and will — protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June with continuing engagement year-round!

For more details — check out: World Oceans Day — Together, we can protect our home.

New Roots for the Economy

The crisis triggered by Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses of the growth-obsessed capitalist economy.

Life and wellbeing should be at the centre of the economy, instead of growth and wasteful production, according to signatories of an open letter titled ‘New Roots for the Economy’.

The letter, signed by 1,100 scientists, academics and activists from over 70 organisations worldwide, states that the crisis triggered by Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses of “the growth-obsessed capitalist economy”, such as healthcare systems crippled by years of austerity.  

Authors of the letter argue that as long as the economic system is dependent on growth, a recession will be devastating. Instead, degrowth – where the economy is downscaled in a planned and equitable way – will lead to a future where people can live better with less, the letter says. 

Read the full article by Catherine Early at Ecologist

We can all make a difference…

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” — Steve Jobs

Image Credit: Halar Khan from Flicker

Australian Bushfire Support

Australia bushfire

The Australian Geographic Society announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the New South Wales and Queensland bushfire emergency for support and recovery. The Society is also appealing to its wide network of followers ­to dig deep and contribute to the appeal to help those directly affected by the tragedy. Money from the fundraiser will be dispersed to support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, habitat restoration and communities devastated by the fires. 

Australian Geographic Bushfire Support

There are many other environmental organisations who could use YOUR support. Find a cause you believe in and are passionate about. Make sure the organisation you choose is directly involved in projects and will quickly spend any donations received for the purpose you support.

As always — we appreciate your active participation and support of our environment… Working together — we can make a difference!