As time goes by in today’s world, things go by in a rapid way that affects not just you but also our planet. While there have been many changes that have benefited our way of living, it has also negatively affected our planet. The fact of the matter is that while we have had a technological revolution that has raised the standard of living across the world, we have also destroyed parts of the planet in an almost irreversible way.
If you want to do something about it you either have to actively engage in environmental care and contribute to the best of your possibility. Remember not everyone can contribute the same and that’s ok, but the more things you can do and spread the word the better our planet and our environment will be for the future. Here are some ways that you can proactively join the fight to help the environment.
Buy a bike or take a walk
Today there are 6+ billion people into he worlds. If we all drove cars for every trip we needed to take the planet would be much more polluted than now. Luckily there are people who have bought bikes in order to help change their environmental footprint. If you want to have a better environment for you and your kids you should buy a bike and use your car only for long trips.
Reduce your trash
There are many ways you can reduce your trash generation. We won’t be naming all the ways but keep an eye on products that are biodegradable and which ones are not. Spend less money on the ones that are not.
Recycling is the best way you can promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle. By recycling you reduce the potential pollution mark you leave on the planet and the environment.
Be considerate with water spending
Water is essential for life. We use it for everything, to make food, to wash our clothes, and even to produce materials for products. We need water more than water needs us. So, what you can do to positively affect your environment is to be conscious about your water spending. Spend smartly and save our water reserves.
While it is extremely important to be a self-conscious environmentalist, it is also important to spread the word as much as possible. In today’s world, we live a very different life than we did in the past. From only a few hundred years we have managed to successfully eradicate some diseases, lower the poverty line and lower the number of people that are in danger of having no food or drinkable water. However, as we achieved this we have also damaged our environment to an extreme degree, where some of the effects will either never be reversible or will be felt for generations to come.
For everyone that is trying their best to minimize their negative footprint on the environment, you are leading a good fight and we congratulate you, but, there are some aspects of the fight that has to be adopted on a larger scale, where standards must be set and met. The best places for these kinds of gatherings would be on environmental care conferences where the best minds in the industry gather to discuss how they can help the environment and how they can spread the word so that others may engage in this activity.
There is tremendous value in networking as the national and international conferences create an opportunity for change, for discussion and for the chance to further their goals and ideas.
Why is it important to attend these conferences?
– To exchange ideas with leaders in the environmental care industry from all over the world. It’s important to have an impact on the local level, but more can be achieved of 20 or more countries gather to discuss how they can rise environmental care awareness or create new laws.
– To provide a chance for quality initiatives to take place as soon as possible
– To share knowledge with other people that have the same goals
– To promote diversity and cultural differences that can benefit the environment in the long run
– To increase branding visibility. There are many companies that are trying to show off their innovations, and conferences are perfect for such displays
– To tackle potential new challenges that the future can bring
Some of the best environmental care conferences to keep an eye out for are:
- North and South America
Case Reports 2018, Canada
Clinical Research and Diagnosis 2018, USA
Healthcare 2018, Canada
Herbal Medicine 2018, USA
Epidemiology 2018, Italy
Euro Antibiotics 2018, Netherlands
forensic research-ann-2018, France
General Practice 2018, Spain
- Asia and the Middle East
Epidemiology Summit 2018, Japan
Health Congress 2018, UAE
Hormone 2018, UAE
The Landcare awards are held to acknowledge the amazing achievements of the Landcarers and their positive impact on the environment. These awards are held every two years as it is considered one of the most prestigious awards that the governor of Victoria can host to honor the excellent work done by the Landcare individuals. This award can be given to individuals, groups, and organizations that have made the best efforts, achievements, and improvements for the community.
During the 2017 year, there were over 80 nominations for this prestigious award and 14 categories from which 14 lucky people would be chosen as the best of the best. There are many veterans on the list which was showcases amazing dedication from the people, however, there were also many newcomers which a positive sign is due to the growing popularity of the Landcare association.Before we list all the winners of the nominations and their achievements we would like to take a moment to congratulate all the participants on their amazing work and give our praise for their positive impact on the environment. Everyone should feel proud for their hard work towards providing a safer and better future where our environment is being nurtured and preserved both for us and the generations to come.
Congratulations to the all winners, that we have listed in the section below. Your contributions will not be forgotten and we expect to see even more people in the next Landcare award ceremony held in 2019.
- The Joan Kirner Landcare Award-Winner: Terry Hubbard
- The Urban Landcare Award-Winner: Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society
- Highly Commended: Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc
- The Landcare Network Award-Winner: Connecting Country
- The Junior Landcare Team Award-Winner: Penbank School – Woodleigh School
- Highly Commended: Bass Coast Landcare Network’s Environmental Detectives Team
- Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award-Winner: Woady Yaloak Catchment Group
- Highly Commended: Simon Falkiner
- Australian Government Innovation in Agricultural Land Management-Winner: Simon Falkiner
- Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award-Winner: Ian Higgins
- Highly Commended: Ian Grenda, Jim de Henin, and Kaye Rodden
- Commended: Penny Roberts and Ann Robson
- Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award-Winner: Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation
- Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award-Winner: Kathleen Brack
- SureGro Coastcare Award-Winner: Friends of Beware Reef
- Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award-Winner: Tarrangower Cactus Control Group
- Highly Commended: 3 Creeks Landcare Group
- Commended: Yarra Valley Equestrian Landcare Group
- Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award-Winner: Angela Jeffery
- Highly Commended: Waka Walla Land Management Crew
- Commended: Windamara Aboriginal Corporation
- Victorian Farmers Federation/Landcare Victoria Inc. Heather Mitchell Memorial Fellowship-Winner: Sandii Lewis
- Dr. Sidney Plowman Travel and Study Award-Winner: Bret Ryan
- Highly Commended: Tony Gardiner and Kate McWhinney
Landcare celebrates Australian Year of the Farmer
Fighting against global pollution is a hard and long fight. Nevertheless, there are people and organizations that try to provide the best possible methods to minimize the effects of pollution on the environment and to promote and share knowledge that can help the environment. One place where we can celebrate opportunity and change is in the farming industry.
Australian Year of the Farmer is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the contribution of our nations farmers, farming groups and agricultural organizations across the country. They are key managers of our natural resources and providers of the food and fiber that sustains us all. We applaud their actions to sustain our fragile environment through the implementation of the Landcare ethos into their operations by utilizing research, knowledge sharing and improved sustainable practices and technology.
Their significant contribution to the Australian landscape not only helps protect our environment and support our communities but ensures that our land is cared for and protected for future generations of Landcare farmers.Designed to celebrate the contribution farmers make to the Australian economy and community, the Australian Year of the Farmer 2012 is an education and awareness campaign founded by a not-for-profit, non-political organization.
Conceived by NSW-based farmer Philip Bruem AM, and former Sydney Markets CEO Geoff Bell, Australian Year of the Farmer 2012 is a year-long program of activities that will celebrate the contribution farmers and rural communities make to our national economy and society.“Australian Year of the Farmer recognizes what farmers do for all Australians. Australia’s farmers should be recognized and celebrated: for feeding the nation, for leading the world in farming techniques and innovation, and for sustaining the vital agribusinesses that underpin our economy. Farmers are the providers of our nation.
“Every person who eats food is connected to farming. Every person who wears a wool coat is connected to farming. Every person who has timber in their house construction or sits at a wooden table is connected to farming.
“We encourage all Australians to reflect on the origins of the food they consume and the fiber and other products they use every day and to seek out and buy Australian produce wherever possible,” Mr. Bruem said.
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry the Hon Joe Ludwig MP said the year-long celebration would highlight how Australia is leading the world in farming techniques and innovation.
“I congratulate the founders of Australian Year of the Farmer for creating this program which I believe will highlight the essential role of Australian agriculture to the maintenance of national and global food security.
“It will showcase the role our farmers play as environmental managers, creating and delivering sustainability through best practice management,” Senator Ludwig said.
Australian Farmer of the Year 2012 is also made possible by Foundation Sponsor, Woolworths. One hundred per cent of the fresh meat and poultry and 97 per cent of the fruit and vegetables sold in Woolworths supermarkets are sourced from Australian producers and growers.