Nicola Wilkins: Winner of CEC’s Developing Women Directors Scholarship

The Clean Energy Council (CEC), Australia's clean energy peak body,  recently awarded 2016’s second Developing Women Directors award to Nicola Wilkins, an engineer with Downer. The award is part of much needed push toward gender parity on company boards which international research  shows enables a range of better business outcomes and significantly reduces the pay gap between men and women. Currently only 23.4 percent of the board positions of Australian companies are taken up by women. In...

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Australia Leads the Way in Fossil Fuel Divestment

by Nicolas Huntington For many years our climate has taken a beating, with Australians feeling the effects year after year with the steadily increasing temperatures and wilder weather events. Fossil fuels has played a large part in this catastrophe, but thankfully over the past 5 years the fossil fuel divestment movement has been gaining more and more traction. The sum divested from fossil fuel has doubled from the previous year, taking the total to 5.2...

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Standing up for sustainable change

In an important victory for Indigenous people everywhere, the Dakota Pipeline protest has been successful. The protest was against a pipeline proposed to be drilled under the Missouri river, only half a kilometre away from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancients lands. This may not be the end of the story for the pipeline, as plans are currently being made to search for alternative crossings, but it is a hopeful development none the less. The...

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Sustainable Goals with Joshua Gilbert

Joshua is Worimi man from the Mid North Coast of NSW, a rising leader who participated in the cop21 talks in Paris and is dedicated to recreating the agricultural industry with sustainable practices. He was also one of the amazing panelists at our AllGrid's "Illuminating the EnviroMENTAL: Healing from the inside out," where he contributed heartily with his combination of Indigenous wisdom and values and extensive agricultural knowledge. He recently wrote this article drawing attention to the UN Sustainable...

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An Evening with Stan Grant

On the 30th of November, Stan Grant, a proud Wiradjuri man and stand out journalist and author, gave a talk at the Greek Club in West End. It was an intimate affair with 200 or so guests gathered in the upstairs room to hear the wisdom garnered from the life of international travel and reportage and his own experience of being an Indigenous Australian. The event was organised by Avid Reader and co-hosted by Darren Godwell, CEO...

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Towards a Zero Carbon Foot Print with Storage

Solar storage is fast becoming the most viable solution for Australia. The motivation to make the transformation to solar powered renewables is stacking up rapidly. It stems from climate science continuing to force our society to face the reality of what we are doing to the planet. It stems from Australia being one of the 55 countries agreeing to the tenets of the Paris agreements. But most importantly for solar storage in Australia, it stems from the vast...

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