SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Climate

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What does Security mean in the Climate Crisis?
The crucial CoP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November has to produce breakthroughs. Otherwise our peace & security are at risk. The next Climate & Peace Webinar - 6pm AEST Tuesday 10th August - addresses what Security Risks are involved – Defence, Energy & Food? This will be discussed by three expert speakers: Australia’s top former defence planner, Cheryl Durrant, An expert in dispatchable energy storage, Prof. Lachlan Blackhall, and a farmer and avid campaigner for agricultural reform Anika Molesworth.  These leading speakers will tell us why Climate & Peace have to be considered together. Registration via www.climateandpeace.com.au
28 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

Inclusion

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Solution to Employment Ageism
We have just completed research on the causes of Ageism, which led to the discovery of simple solutions:1. Mature Age Internships2. Bypass recruitment advertising and access a talent vaultThese will save Employers money and give access to a giant pool of wasted talent; while dramatically reducing government deficits.Our research focus? On the most damaging aspects of Ageism - Recruitment/Careers - my areas of expertise with 4 published books.Most previous studies were around getting the Mature to take more 'personal responsibility'. However, the problem is Systemic, not personal, so Ageism got worseFeedback/Insights greatly appreciated: https://bit.ly/2UIeCdE
28 July 2021 by Toby Marshall

Agriculture

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Scientists Discovered Snakes Can Turn Their Body Into 'Lassos' To Climb
As if it’s not enough that snakes can slither, sidewind, swim on top of water, jump and glide between trees. Scientists have recently discovered a new way for them to get to you: climbing like a lasso.Researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Cincinnati inadvertently made the discovery while working on the conservation of Micronesian starlings, a native forest bird species threatened by invasive snake predation in Guam.Source:https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/lasso-snakes-guam_au_5ffd4884c5b66f3f7960d3a4
28 July 2021 by Dilip Adhikar...

Dining

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Why countries must invest in tech and innovation to combat a global food crisis
An Israeli company has made the question redundant by achieving something remarkable. 'SuperMeat' has grown chicken in a laboratory, and they now plan to expand the process to a 'commercial scale'. SuperMeat is holding test meals for customers in a small restaurant in the Israeli town of Ness Ziona. The restaurant is aptly called the 'Chicken'. Diners here can devour the laboratory-grown chicken, produced without using genetic engineering or antibiotics. The process involves cultivating cells taken from a fertilised chicken egg. Cell cultures are fed a plant-based liquid including proteins, fats, sugars, minerals and vitamins.
28 July 2021 by Dilip Adhikar...

Governance

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Set up a Constitutional Council to sort out our Federal Conundrums
As we wrestle with the challenges of Covid-19 the weaknesses inherent in our federation are being clearly seen. These weaknesses have been present since 'federation' in 1901 but have been amplified by various legislative, legal and administrative actions. Our state and federal politicians are not willing or able to resolve these issues.     A Constitutional Council of esteemed Australians, not involved in daily political life, should be permanently established to develop referendum proposals to overcome the lack of clarity in federal, state and local government responsibilities and other changes needed so that our constitution reflects the requirements of contemporary Australia.
28 July 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Agriculture

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27 July 2021 by April Chepovs...