|Join Victor Bivell, Eco Investor Editor at Brisbane West Conservation Network (BWCN)
Celebrating Ethical Investment Week 2017, Ethical Investment Advisers (EIA) invites you to join us to hear Victor talk about Renewable Energy and Environmentally Positive Investment Opportunities.
This event is hosted by BWCN & EIA at Kenmore Library
Date: Tues 10 Oct 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
This is a Free event
To Book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/victor-bivell–tickets-36677237605
Electric Vehicle Super Highway opened in QLD
Queensland has launched phase 1 of the Electric Super Highway: a network of fast-charging EV stations, the largest in any one state in the world. It will allow electric car drivers to travel from the state’s southern border to the Far North, recharging on green, and free, at first, electricity along the way.
While this project is ambitious, they want as many people as possible on board the EV revolution, as part of our transition to a low emissions future.
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Tesla adds First Brisbane Store & Service Centre
Tesla, the Californian-based EV & battery storage maker opened its first QLD retail store & EV service centre with four super-charging bays, its fifth such outlet in Australia.
Tesla continues to grow its presence in Australia, working towards its mission to advance the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
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Organic & Regenerative Investment Co-operative (ORICoop) – Organic Investment option
ORICoop has an organic investment option, a new initiative created by a coop to build a strong, safe & more resilient food system. This includes all guiding principles, balanced with capped return to investors, longevity of food security, and an increase in the land mass that is farmed in an organic & regenerative manner.
Some of our clients are founding members of this coop.
To hear more about their Organic Investment Offering visit their Facebook Page & register your interest:
or visit: www.neweconomy.org.au
For more information on the New Economy Conference in September at Southbank, Brisbane.
10 Steps to Becoming a more Conscientious Consumer
Now is an important time in human history to be aware of how your consumption affects the world. Many resources may be in crisis in the next few decades, so it’s important that habits begin to change now. One way you can help is by becoming a conscientious consumer—someone who is self-aware of their habits and makes changes in those habits that are better for the earth or other people.
Here are 10 steps you can follow to become a more conscientious consumer…
Choose to do with less: One of the first things you can do to consume more ethically is to consume fewer items. Cut out the items that you don’t need.
Learn about the names behind the products you buy: The manufacturers of your products are easy to find. Research their names with your preferred search engine to learn more about them. Stop buying brands that aren’t in line with your values.
Create a list of manufacturers/brands you trust: To make ethical consumption easy, make a list of the brands that you trust based on the research you’ve done.
Continue to hold your favourite companies responsible: Make an effort to be aware of the companies you choose to purchase from. If their behaviour changes and they are no longer consistent with your values, make sure that you stop buying from them.
Choose products that are produced sustainably: There are many companies that produce products in a sustainable way, or craft them from sustainable materials. Try to choose these companies whenever possible.
Choose products that can be recycled: Recycled products are always marked with the international recycling symbol. Watch for it to help you choose recycled products.
Choose locally-produced products: Choosing local products allows you to support your own community while ensuring that products don’t have to travel far. A lot of waste is produced shipping products around the globe.
Network with friends to share used products: Instead of throwing out used products, create a network to share items that are no longer needed with your friends. Baby clothes, child’s toys and old furniture are great trading items. Donation to a charitable organisation is another option that avoids waste.
Choose durable products: Whenever possible, choose the products that are designed to last. Even if it means paying more once, not needing to replace an item for a longer amount of time means both lower costs and less waste in the long term.
Provide proper maintenance for your products: Another part of choosing durable products is giving them the maintenance they need to last for their full lifetime. Even if it’s inconvenient, the proper maintenance guidelines for anything from cars to appliances should be followed closely.
Start Becoming an Ethical Consumer Today
Changing habits can be hard, but the reward for responsibility is a better world for all of us. Make an effort to become a more conscientious consumer today.