**In Collaboration** When it comes to living a more eco-friendly life, it is lots of little steps that add up to one big one. The best thing is that usually being more green and eco-minded means you are likely to save some money too. But it can be challenging to know where to start, so here are some tips to […]
** In Collaboration** Trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle is often a very daunting task. It seems like every single day we discover a new way that we’re damaging the environment without even realizing it. It’s not just about walking instead of taking the car (although that is a big help), it’s about the things that you buy, the places you go, and the food that you eat. A lot of people feel that they’re completely powerless to do anything to help the planet because there is always something else that they’re getting wrong, no matter how many lifestyle changes they make. The important thing to remember is that any positive change you make is a good thing regardless so you shouldn’t give up. If you are serious about reducing your impact on the environment, here are a few simple lifestyle changes that make a massive difference. Collecting Rainwater Water consumption isn’t always talked about as much as it should be, although in the last few years, people have started to consider it more. Changes to the weather and attitudes to water use mean that the risk of water shortages in the next few decades is very real. But if we start reducing our water consumption now, we can avoid those shortages and ensure that there is enough water for everybody. One of the best and easiest ways to do that is by installing some water tanks outside to collect […]
Last week, I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Jane Goodall and attend her tour. I have been a volunteer for the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots organisation for a few years now, I was previously the state coordinator but due to #phdlife I gave that up. As I am still a volunteer though, I got to help organise the […]
Hi I’m Emily and I’ll (hopefully) be finishing my PhD in July this year! I’m researching the impact of urbanisation on native plants and their insect pollinators. Because I’m mostly writing now, I like to work from home or visit local cafes. Over the last 3 years though, I’ve spent time in the field, glasshouses, labs, my office at Murdoch […]
If you are newer to my blog/Instagram you might not have much of an idea of what my PhD is actually about, and even if you have been around for a while I have never really explained it in detail. So I thought 2 years and 8 months into my PhD was the perrrrfect time to give you all […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]
What is better than getting comfy on the couch, binging on delicious snacks, and watching some enlightening docos? Not much in my opinion! So if you’re looking for some new documentaries to watch, these are my current suggestions: Shark Water- Shark water uncovers the truth about shark conservation, and highlights so many of the illegal things happening to worldwide shark […]