What I've learned this month is that the main reason people buy bottled water isn't the taste, or the health concerns, or the marketing. It's the convenience! But is that a good enough reason to damage the environment?
They say travel broadens the mind. And it's true - sometimes it can remind you of your true place in the world and reconnect you to a wider world beyond you, me, us and them.
Brace yourselves: I got the calculator out for this post and have been trying to do some maths. I've been trying to work out the oil used to package the bottled water we drink in Australia.
An effective solution to carbon dioxide emissions requires that governments take a direct regulatory and investment role.
Iâ€™m a great fan of inspirational stories and I have just finished reading a good one. Itâ€™s a terrific tale of mountaineer Greg Mortenson, who after a failed attempt at K2 finds himself in a remote village in the corner of Pakistan.
Friday is Walk to Work Day. Organised by the Pedestrian Council and supported by the Heart Foundation, the day is about getting out of our cars and getting our legs moving.
I am not one to normally eavesdrop into other peoples' conversations but I did hear something that disturbed me.
Only 35% of plastic water bottles actually get recycled, even though they're completely, totally, 100% recyclable.
Can you tell the difference between tap water and bottled water? Tests show that most people can't.
The Minister for innovation, industry, science and research, Kim Carr, has allocated $75 million to help businesses tackle climate change. The money will go towards doing things like creating co-generation plants that would turn waste into electricity and capturing storm water.