Economics for Earth

New Federal Govt Grant for Community Solar & Battery Systems Announced

The federal Government has just announced up to $12,500 in funding for solar PV systems and/or battery storage for community groups in Mt Alexander Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Hepburn Shire and City of Greater Bendigo.
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Economics for Earth

March 2018 Update

Recently it was International Women's Day and we celebrated ALL the women - cis, non-binary, trans - who are part of the world wide movement for social and environmental justice. Despite being disproportionately affected by environmental injustice, women are not victims. Women are fighters. Women are protagonists in the defense of territories and the fight for autonomy over our bodies, lives and labour force. You can read more about Friends of the Earth's work dismantling patriarchy and for gender justice here.
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Economics for Earth

Apple isn't a lone bad fruit. How can we hold companies to account?

Apple routinely disregards humans and nature in it's push for bigger and bigger profits. A couple of years ago suicide nets were installed to catch burnt out workers who thought their only escape from their production lines was suicide.
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Economics for Earth

Facebook changes - how you can still keep up with Friends of the Earth

The social media site Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a significant shift away from public content to focus on content your family and friends share and comment on.    
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Economics for Earth

Singaporean Banks continue to fund the coal industry, despite 2018 being named ‘the year of climate action’ by the government of Singapore.

Market forces analysed lending activity from Singapore's big three banks revealing OCBC as Singapores dirtiest bank, with a total of US$1,142 million going towards the coal sector.
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Economics for Earth

A New Threat to Charities and Environmental Organisations

Today, the Turnbull Government announced a new threat to Environmental organsatiaions and Australia's charity sector. After a long-running campaign waged by the Minerals Council and the hard right to strip environmental organisations of their charitable status, the Turnbull government has appointed a known ideological warrior as head of the charities commission. The Turnbull government has appointed Gary Johns to lead the federal charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-For- Profits Commission (ACNC). TAKE ACTION to Defend Enviro Orgs: Call on PM Turnbull to stare down the hard right on charities
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Economics for Earth

An Endless Crime: BHP Billiton and Vale's Sludge Still Harming Brazil

This article was published by Amigos da Terra Brasil, Arthur Viana -Photo Provide by MAB Half past four. The kettle on the stove screams with hot water for my coffee. It´s too late: it´s now boiling; at some point it always boils. I open the window and I see the sludge.
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Economics for Earth

Here we go again

The long campaign against the environment movement As the environment and climate movements grow in power and influence, various conservative and anti-environmental forces have sought to damage or reduce the power of the movement.The campaign against environmental protectors reached something of a fever pitch while Tony Abbott was the Australian Prime Minister, and has become less overt since Malcolm Turnbull became PM. But it is now clear that the agenda continues, with a new ‘review’ of tax arrangements for non government organisations (NGOs) singling out environmental organisations for particular scrutiny.
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Economics for Earth

Senate Committee puts final nail in TPP coffin

Friends of the Earth Australia welcomes the majority report finalising the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Whilst we concur with the Australian Greens and Senator Nick Xenophon that the recommendations are lacking in strength, the report nevertheless spells the final death knell of the TPP. As the committee states, “Given the clear position of the Trump administration, it is apparent the TPP will not enter into force in its current form”.
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Economics for Earth

Trump withdraws US from TPP, Turnbull must concede trade deal is dead

  After six years of campaigning by grassroots groups across 12 countries, US President Donald Trump has formally begun the process to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Friends of the Earth Australia says the withdrawal of United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership is the final nail in the coffin of the deeply flawed trade deal and has implications for the Turnbull government's policy.
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