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River Trash Interceptors

Trash Interceptors, powered by solar, that aim to eliminate 80% plastic entering our oceans from the most polluted 1,000 rivers. This is a wonderful story of a global effort to clean up our oceans and get rid of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Australian government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

There have been a growing number of international cases that aim to hold governments to account for not doing more to address global heating.  In Australia, the federal court has found the environment minister, Sussan Ley, has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis in a judgment hailed by lawyers and teenagers who brought the case as a world first.

The case is one of a number of climate-related litigation cases expected before Australian courts and tribunals in the months ahead as lawyers and activists aim to use the law to force change they say is not coming quickly enough from Canberra or state governments.

The Guardian

Our community engagement – Stop PEP11

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION PERMIT 11 (PEP11) is a licence for oil & gas exploration in the Sydney Basin.

EI adviser has been part of community paddle outs lead by Surfrider Foundation Australia showing opposition to plans for oil and gas drilling in the Sydney Basin – just off Manly and Newcastle beaches.  While all levels of government including the Morrison Government have now agreed they will not be allowing the drilling of oil and gas on the coastline, the final exploration licence renewal is needed to be formally rejected.

To keep up the pressure on governments we are trying to give people as much awareness and engagement as possible.


Printed homes

Printed homes are set to transform the construction industry.  The chances are, by 2035 millions of homes will be being constructed this way, if the pace of urbanisation accelerates as predicted.

Many pilot projects are trialling various technical methods and materials.  All these pilot projects claim the principal advantages are: they are quick to build, they save on material use, produce less waste, they’re cheaper, they require much less labour, and they are less draughty compared to conventional homes.

And the most sustainable building material to print with is mud, the material is natural and breathable and zero, if not negative carbon.  But most are currently using forms of concrete, which has a considerable ecological footprint and lead to thermal bridging.

The real test of their success will be whether residents enjoy living in them.


Detect and report cuckoo smurfing

We wanted to share with you ways to spot, avoid and protect yourself from this money laundering scheme should you come across any suspicious money activities in your accounts.

Organised criminals use ‘cuckoo smurfing’ as a method of laundering money to disguise and integrate their funds across borders to profit from and further enable their illegal activities.

AUSTRAC have partnered with the Australian Federal Police to release a factsheet for the public on how to protect themselves from cuckoo smurfing.

Download the Factsheet

Scamwatch radar alert

Another scam alert to watch out for.  In a vehicle scam, scammers post fake online listings offering to sell in-demand cars at well below market value to lure potential buyers looking for a second hand vehicle. Scammers seek payment to secure the car for the buyer but never deliver the vehicle.

Help for Consumers

Disclaimer The contents of this newsletter are intended as general advice only. No specific person’s circumstances, financial situation or objectives have been taken into consideration. You should not act on the information provided without seeking personal advice from an appropriately qualified financial planner. Research sources: CAER Corporate Monitor. While the source has been verified as reliable, the actual content has not been checked for accuracy. Consequently Ethical Investment Advisers does not warrant the accuracy of the information nor accept liability for any errors in the data.

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