When most kids hear that Halloween is not far away they think, YES Candy. But for me it is one of the most concerning times of the year. One of my biggest concerns with Halloween is the amount of palm oil products being made, sold and consumed. Did you know 50% of packaged products have palm oil! If you don't already know the devastating impacts that palm oil has on the environment click here.
If you are thinking of giving out sweets for Halloween please look at the lists below and help out our beautiful planet and creatures by only buying the palm oil free products.
Biscuits, Snacks & Sweets
There is a free app you can get called Palm Oil Investagations and it will tell you if a product has palm oil or not. You can downlod it here play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.VS.BazingaLabs.POI&hl=en or here itunes.apple.com/us/app/poi-palm-oil-barcode-scanner/id930164030?ls=1&mt=8. I hope this helps! Feel free to print this and use it when you go shopping.
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Today I attended my first Youth 4 Beaches clean up at Burleigh Heads. It was great to see so many young people passionate about making a difference. We collected all sorts of things like cigarette butts (over 200), fishing line, balloons, cans, plastic bottles, straws, plastic bags and the list keeps on going. It was shocking the amount of rubbish we got. The beach looked clean but it clearly wasn't:
Check out my interview with Briody. I also did a page on Youth 4 Beaches.
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Recently I went into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to do my second interview for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary conservation interviews. This one is on glossy black cockatoos and Currumbins efforts to save them. The glossy black cockatoo is the smallest species of black cockatoo and is threatened throughout a lot of its range. Its threats are habitat destruction, lost of nest hollows, introduced animals and bush fires. Habitat destruction threatens glossy black cockatoos so much because they are such specialised feeders. They will only eat from their favourite casuarina trees. Many local extinctions have happened in areas of their range. Check out Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuaries role in helping to save this amazing bird.
The interview is below:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have made a section on their website for the monthly blogs that I do about their conservation programs. Check out the Kids on Conservation Blog.
National Trust of Australia (QLD) Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Enviro Warrior blogger, Patrick Brabant, in a new initiative to spread the word about wildlife conservation to Australia’s youth through a monthly blog penned by the Trust child member...The new endeavour with Patrick will see him creating video blogs featuring monthly interviews with various National Trust of Australia (QLD) Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary wildlife experts. The interviews will cover a range of conservation hot-topics in a bid to spread the word about current threats to Australian wildlife. In addition to this, Patrick will be addressing the issue of what every person, regardless of their wildlife experience, can do to help preserve our beautiful animals.
Stay tuned as there will be another interview next month
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