Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How coal gets to you

This advert from an American solar company is also a great little cartoon of the simplicity of solar compared to coal.

The series includes one about gas and one about oil. Great Stuff!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bye George - I've done it!

Today I took the last of my money out of St George Bank. St George is owned by Westpac which lends to fossil fuel companies. Part one was transferring the last of the money out of St George.

Part two was telling the bank to close the accounts. I also printed out a letter (get your template here) to let the bank know why I was taking my money out.

And I couldn't resist a little card cutting photo. Cutting my connection with fossil fuels. Oh and my T-shirt says "My bank chose fossil fuels. So I chose another bank."

See also: Sending my bank a message

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sending the bank a message

I just sent my bank a message. They have lent billions of dollars to fossil fuel projects over the last few years. Obviously this increases pollution and increases climate change.

Also, with the world switching to clean energy, loans to fossil fuels are also financially risky. So I let the bank know how I felt about this.

It's quite easy to do. Find out where your bank stands in the bank comparison table. If they're investing in fossil fuels there's a "tell them to stop" link. There's a template letter. Edit it if you like (I did) and click 'send'.

PS. I've already moved 99% of my money from this bank to an ethical alternative. But this was a great chance to let them know why I'm about to close the account.

See also Bye George - I've done it!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Planet Stupid

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe take a satirical look at what's on the news while the human race destroys its own planet.

Again, it's one of those things that's quite funny, yet incredibly not funny at the same time.

Monday, April 18, 2016

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef

If you haven't seen this series yet, catch episode 3 this Sunday Night at 7.40 on ABC (for Australian readers) and catch the first two episodes on iview.

Alternatively, take an interactive journey through the his Great Barrier Reef website. The graphics and underwater video footage are simply amazing. But it doesn't end there. This is one of the most incredible things I've seen online.