This weeks enviro tip is to participate in Earth Hour tonight. Earth Hour started 7 years ago in Sydney, now more then 162 countries and 7000 cities and towns do Earth Hour. Earth Hour is now the worlds largest mass participation event in the world! In 2014 hundreds of millions of people participated in Earth Hour! Its no longer just an hour to take a stand against climate change. Now Earth Hour does projects to reduce climate change. Its projects are across 154 contries. I believe that Climate Change and Palm Oil are the two greatest threats facing our environment. Our world is heating up, the ice caps are melting. Climate change could affect sea turtle breeding as the sand temperature determines whether the hatchlings will be male or female. This is making more females than males. Climate Change also affects the Great Barrier Reef by heating up the water and this causes the coral to bleach (die). In fact 50% of all the coral on the Great Barrier Reef is already dead and some other reefs are already dead. So please participate tonight 28th of March at 8:30pm-9:30pm by turning off all your lights and electricity.
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Yesterday I visited the eco-markets at the The Bleach Festivals Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge in Tugun on the Gold Coast. I visited alot of great environmentally friendly stalls . The first one was think love live that made women's swim wear out of recycled plastic bottles, there are a lot of other products that they sell made out of other recycled items like footwear made out of recycled car tyres. The 2nd store was 2 bucks a board. They encourage people to donate $2 when any sports board is bought. The money raised goes towards environmental and community projects. If you have an idea of a project they could do please say so. The third one was sea shepherds. I talked to a volunteer. He talked about their newest campaign. The 4th one was Gecko. Gecko do alot of environmental campaigns and education around the Gold Coast region. Gecko is needed on the Gold Coast because the Gold Coast has 51 endangered animals. Some of these are the Koala, Grey Headed Flying Fox, Loggerhead Turtle and the Glossy Black Cockatoo. We also talked about palm oil and how bad it is. Gecko have environmental information evenings with guest speakers every month that anyone can go along to. You can also help Gecko by becoming a Gecko Friend.
It was great to see the event was powered by the SCU Sunflower mobile solar power generator.
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Two new species of Jumping Peacock Spiders have been discovered in South East Queensland (in Wandul Range National Park 120km west from Toowoomba) in Australia by a research student from California.
One of them was given the nick name Sparklemuffen (the photo above). Its scientific name is Maratus Jactatus. This one has blue and reddish stripes on its abdomen.
The other ones nick name is Skeletorus which has white markings with a black background that looks like a skeleton.
Peacock Spiders get their name from their bright colours and their mating dance.
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Today was Clean Up Australia Day. My family and I spent our morning with other people cleaning along Tallebudgeera Creek. We found heaps of rubbish like packaging, beer bottles, lollipop sticks, balloons (these are the worst thing for sea turtles and dolphins), soft drink cans, heaps of thongs and the list goes on. It was great to spend time with other people passionate about the environment. Please tell me about your Clean Up Australia Day I would love to hear about it.
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