Coal Seam Gas is not clean

Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is methane gas found in coal seams. It is incredibly destructive to the environment.

It pollutes the air and water we all share.

It is not a clean energy, and it’s very inefficient.

We watched theĀ Gasland documentary the other day and can’t believe the shameful and destructive practices that are going on overseas. Anyone who watches them light up the water that comes out of their home taps has got to be worried.

Environmental Impact Statements are not optional.

Please educate yourself about this issue:

A locked gate means you are not welcome on our property.

Let’s ban BPA in Australia

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BPA (Bisphenol-A) is a toxic chemical and an endocrine-disrupting chemical that imitates oestrogen, which is not good news for our hormones.

Canada has classified the chemical as a toxic substance and banned it for use in baby bottles. The European Union has said that it will “ban the marketing and market placement of polycarbonate baby bottlesĀ  containing the organic compound bisphenol A (BPA) by 1 June 2011.”

Gabriela Rosa writes that:

One widely used application for BPA is in food and water containers, cooking utensils and ‘unbreakable’ baby bottles….. BPA also leaches out if plastics containing it are used in microwaves or subjected to very hot water, harsh detergents, or acidic liquids. Unfortunately, the baby bottles for which this chemical is used are widely washed in very hot water (and sterilised) with tough detergents. They are also often filled with highly acidic liquids such as juices. This combination of release mechanisms can result in an increased risk to babies who drink out of these bottles and adults who use plastics in their day to day.

Unfortunately 95% of all baby bottles in Australia are currently made out of polycarbonate. Check out The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Baby-Safe Bottles and Formula.

Avoid buying or using any plastics with the recycling symbols:

  • #3 – PVC – is a phthalate, which is one of the most commonly used plastics. It is found in some clear food packaging, garbage bags, and grocery bags. It may contain BPA.
  • #6 – PS – is better known as polystyrene, which is found in take away containers, coffee cups, meat trays and plastic cutlery.
  • #7 – other. This category included BPA.

Look for BPA free products, and store your food in glass and stainless steel containers.