The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise and showcase the ingenuity, creativity and dedication shown every day by thousands of Victorians, in their efforts to protect and enhance the environment.
A couple of months ago we were invited to go out to Rowville Community Kitchen, learn about their food rescue programs and have some lunch (more about that later), and it certainly opened our eyes to what was going on around us.
The world around us is evolving at an ever increasing pace. The next 5 years will see technology changes that are greater than the sum happenings of the last 65. We’re witnessing new currencies that no one controls while the need for control has come so far that you can now print your own food.
There’s much to be said, excuse the pun, for the power packed punch that a wee wedge of wordsmithing can wield. Say that ten times very fast. Actually don’t, but consider instead how renaming the ‘Death Tax’ to ‘Estate Duty’ suddenly made the same concept vastly more acceptable to American citizens.
Do FMCG companies realise that they’re also in the business of bath toys? Their packaging can be easily re-purposed as effective bath toys for little ones, keeping it away from the recycle bin or land-fill for a bit longer and saving the purchase of new products. Consumers just need a nudge in the right direction.
One of Australia’s social enterprise success stories, Hepburn Wind, are doing it, and doing it rather well; rallying the local community around a renewable energy project. So let’s not be under illusion: this is doable stuff, it’s valuable stuff and and it’s the really good stuff , that matters.
Coffee. We love our coffee here in Australia. But they love it in America too. And in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil.. need I go on? I have no idea how many take-away coffees get snaffled up every morning on our planet but this tidy set of infographics sheds some light on what’s going on.