Resources, Reviews...


Book Review 

Two books by Bernard Haisch

We are grateful to Peg Walsh for the review of two books by Bernard Haisch, who is an astrophysicist with NASA, with a strong interest in philosophy. 

Are you reading something that you would like to review for the Earth Link newsletter and website?  Please be in touch.

Resources

ACT NOW! Online course on climate change

For those who are interested in climate change there is a free online course from open university for free.  It is presented by Professor Lesley Hughes with interview with Tim Flannery.   https://www.open2study.com/courses/climate-change

Dredging he Depths: Coalmining v the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland’s booming coal industry is on a collision course with the reef, with planned port expansions and increased shipping potentially exacerbating existing threats to coral health. Get an overview of the whole situation at http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/aug/05/dredging-the-depths-coalmining-v-the-great-barrier-reef-interactive

Read this carefully

Bold new "People's Bill" challenges Queensland's mining and politics problem  On 14 August, in an historic move, members of the community took control of the Queensland Upper House to table a “People’s Bill” aimed at restoring common rights eroded by the mining industry. This "Bill" is being launched on 4 September at the Fox Hotel, 71-73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, 7-10pm. Read more →

New resource From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You! Creating a Climate for Solidarity

This resource combines short video testimonials with group reflection that highlight the impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people and communities. Each program will be offered in Parish, College, and Youth versions and in both English and Spanish. All materials will be FREE of charge! Downloadable resources will be available by Sept. 1.  DOWNLOAD PROMOTIONAL FLYER HERE.

Season of Creation

September 7th is the first Sunday of Season of Creation – start planning now. New resources at: http://seasonofcreation.com/    The Columban Fathers have prepared a Catholic Season of Creation whch you can download here.

Sustainable Living

Recycling Tips

These sites will facilitate your recycling: www.freecycle.org and  www.swapshuffleshare.com

Links for Recycling

Check out this site for useful info and strategies: http://recyclereducereuse.org/index.html 

    

Ethical Consumption

The Ethical Consumer Group provides you with guides for sustainable shopping and more: http://www.ethical.org.au/

Purchase ecobins for home or work

You can purchase bins online at http://www.ecobinonline.com.au/products/Combo-Pack-1.html