What’s In Your Future?

Back To The Future II movie

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you’d know that we’ve finally arrived in the future. That’s right – at precisely 10.29am this morning (4.29pm 21 October, California time!), we reached the point in time when Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown arrived from the past in their flying DeLorean in the classic 1980s film, Back to the Future Part II.

The uncertain future of the koala

More attention needs to be paid to the welfare of Australia's koalas. Picture: alh1 on Flickr

Victorian koalas face different threats from their interstate cousins, but land clearing is a huge issue everywhere. Reported by Kotryna Celikaite for MOJO News.

Spoil Dad this Father’s Day, not the planet.

WIN a great prize pack for your sustainable and stylish Dad this Father's Day.

Whether it’s Dad’s 1st or 50th Father’s Day, he’s sure to love this prize that doesn’t cost the Earth. Each of 3 winners will receive a Father’s Day gift pack containing over $345 worth of stylish and sustainable products

Message In A Bottle: Wine and climate change

McLaren Vale. Image source www.oakbarrel.com.au

Viticulture delivers important messages about a changing climate and grape-growers and wine producers are observant and responsive to any impacts on their product, especially when it comes to signs that a particular grape variety or vineyard is not performing. One example is in South Australia, where high-quality wine producers are using their expertise to adapt to the state’s changing climatic conditions.

Ayurveda in Winter

Berries

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest, traditional mind-body healing systems. It teaches us to harmonise our body and mind with the universal laws of nature through combining yoga, meditation and cleansing.

My Perfect Morning Routine: Part I

First sunrise of 2014 in Melbourne. Photo by Steve Davidson via Flickr.com

I’m writing this post in the hope that making it public will ensure I do all of this every morning. I certainly feel better when I do, but I have been a bit slack recently, choosing to stay in bed another half hour rather than doing the exercise and meditation component.

5 Selfish Reasons For Sustainable Development

Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo Niño Elementary School in the town of Tanauan, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Living in a developed country, aspirations for sustainable development can seem to be mostly for the benefit of others; poor people in developing countries, that have little impact on us here. Here’s 5 selfish reasons why we should care.

Melbourne’s urban forest plan

Melbourne's new urban forest and Nature playground on the site of the old Royal Children's Hospital.

A warming climate will create more hot and dry conditions for Melbourne and tree-planting now will help protect future residents from heat, increase biodiversity, improve air quality and enhance recreational opportunities.