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The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is one of Australia’s oldest environmental agencies committed to inspiring Australians to achieve a healthy environment over the last forty years.
ACF developed the online Consumption Atlas website in 2007 to complement the research paper, â€˜Consuming Australia’, conducted in partnership with the University of Sydney. This report described and analysed the main environmental impacts of consumption in Australia. Food is a key area that emerged from this study, considering the household consumption of interrelated factors such as water, land and energy use.
The online Consumption Atlas encourages individuals to personalise their consumption by locating where they live on the map and choosing an indicator (greenhouse gas emissions, water use or eco-footprint) to discover their local consumption rate showing them how they compare nationally. Methods are offered to help people reduce their overall consumption.
Most importantly, this site untangles complex interdependencies of material flows to help people understand the true implications of their personal consumption.
For more information about the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Consumption Atlas visit www.acfonline.org.au/ Consumptionatlas.
This is from “Social Innocation in Victorian Food Systems’ case studies by Ferne Edwards
Posted in Research by Maeztri on November 13th, 2008
This abstract was recently listed on Australian Policy Online. To see the original document visit Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability
Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability
Andrew Campbell / Australian Conservation Foundation
This study explores the future of the Victorian food and farming system in a rapidly changing and more demanding world, focusing on the period between now and 2020. It explores ideas and tries to anticipate and imagine the sorts of activities and investments that will be needed if Victoria is to equip its food and farming system to produce more healthy foods, more sustainably, in a much more difficult climate, while consuming less water, nutrients and energy. In contemplating the future, we are in a mental dance between fate and desire. We know that â€˜whats coming at us will generate all sorts of possibilities and constraints. For the Victorian food system, such macro forces include the environmental, human health and policy drivers discussed below, and the basket of forces and trends that are captured under globalisation; including market forces and the progress of technology. NB This file is a large (7MB) PDF.
To read the full document visit Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability.
Posted in Research by Maeztri on November 11th, 2008
This abstract was recently listed on Australian Policy Online. To see the original document visit Green gold rush: How ambitious environmental policy can make Australia a leader in the race for green jobs .
Green gold rush: How ambitious environmental policy can make Australia a leader in the race for green jobs
Australian Conservation Foundation and Australian Council of Trade Unions
Australia could become a world leader in creating â€˜green industries generating up to a million green collar jobs by 2030 and multi-billion dollar export opportunities in green technology, according to this report from ACF and ACTU.
Posted in Movements by Devin Maeztri on November 4th, 2008
Posted in Research by Ferne Edwards on July 17th, 2007
The environmental not-for-profit, Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), has recently released the Consumption Atlas, a new interactive online tool that reveals that “people living in Australias wealthiest metropolitan areas are responsible for the countrys highest household greenhouse pollution based on their levels of consumption of goods and services.”
Below is an article from the ACF website (or click here) with more details about the Atlas and household consumption. To go directly to the Atlas go to http://www.acfonline.org.au/custom_atlas/index.html.
ACFs Consumption Atlas enables Australians to view the greenhouse pollution created by households in their suburb. The Atlas shows that the more things people buy, the greater their contribution to climate change. ACF is encouraging householders to be smarter with how they spend their money, and consider the impact of their purchasing behaviour on the environment.
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