Conservation

Clean up your act for a plastic free life

The plastic pollution crisis is up there with Climate Change. And so it should be. It’s a global issue affecting us all, and if you’ve had your head buried in the sand of late, scientists are now predicting that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. Plastic is now present in our soils, it often ends up in the sea and is consumed by and is killing plankton, fish, mammals and seabirds and a depressing thought is that future fossil foragers will be identifying human existence on earth by the layers of rubbish and plastic in the earth’s geological records. Us humans have had such a dramatic impact on the planet in the last few hundred years, we have now entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene. Welcome to the ‘Age of plastic‘.

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What the desert gave me

Nature is good for you, it’s science

There is a whole bunch of evidence now floating around which supports and suggests just how good nature really is for us all.

If you don’t believe me, click here, here, here and here. And then Google ‘Nature rules, get over it’. No don’t. But seriously, nature does rule.

Besides the blatantly obvious straight up fact that the natural world feeds, clothes and keeps us alive, there is a deeper connection to nature that nourishes and revitalises us in ways some of us are just not awake to, or some of us are, and simply cannot get enough of the green stuff. And cultures all around the world have been vibing on this for thousands of years.

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Sam Tourle mustering sheep from his bike.

Bridging the rural – urban divide

One thing I have noticed over time is that people from cities and urban areas are becoming increasingly disconnected from the environment, and they are also becoming disconnected from rural Australia. Opinions of how the land is managed and the people managing it, is very dependent on what is published in mainstream media, and far too often this is a very polarised snapshot of what is actually happening on the ground.

So I decided to do something about it. And head out west…

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