1. Aluminium. Recycling it uses only five percent of the energy it takes to produce new aluminium, saving energy and precious natural resources.
2. Aluminium foil Easter egg wrappers can be recycled. While small pieces of aluminium foil will literally fall through the cracks at the recycling facility and should not be put in the recycling bin, if they are scrunched up in a ball the size of a golf ball or larger, they can be recycled.
3. About 87% of flowering plants (including plants used as our food and medicine, and wild flowers) are pollinated by animals. Pollinators include honey bees, bumble bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, ants, birds, beetles, small mammals such as rodents, shrews, bats, and even marsupials. About 12% of flowering plants are wind-pollinated, including grasses and cereal crops (wheat, rice, corn, rye, barley, oats), also nut producing trees of walnuts, pecans and pistachios. Almonds are bee pollinated.
4. Australian Bega Cheese has launched the Purple Hive Project, with the help of NASA engineers to use AI to detect the Varroa destructor mite on bees as they enter hives. These destructive mites threaten the bee industry. More than 1/3 of the world’s food production relies on pollination by animals and more than 80% of that is done by honey bees. ABC Landline – The high-tech hives protecting critical Australian bees
5. Fund our Future NOT GAS will be held from Thursday 22 April – Saturday 1 May – 10 days of national actions leading up to the Federal Budget in May. Organised by 350.org, Getup and Lock the Gate. Nannas will be participating. More info soon.