Fuse 3C: Respect Nature

Back in 2015, I wrote a poem called, ‘Men cry in cars’. It was about how we perceive the role of men in society and how men tend to hide their emotions. So, with Father’s Day approaching I thought it a good opportunity to write a blog about the role of fathers and grandfathers in how we cope with our two biggest global environmental crises (climate change and habitat loss) and how these crises might be causing our fathers and grandfathers to grieve during this significant time of global change.

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Birdwatching is one of our most popular hobbies but it doesn’t necessarily translate that all birdwatchers have bird conservation attitudes or behaviours.

Bird conservation organisations, like Birds SA and Birdlife Australia, are so important because they support people to participate in the hobby they love while also supporting birdwatchers to understand the threats facing many bird species in Australia.

Photo: Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae) by Darcy Whittaker

Buy a copy of Red Reflection during the months of October and November and support Birds SA’s Conservation Fund ($10 from every paperback and $4 from every e-Book sale).

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In his latest blog, ‘Habitat Restoration: as much about protecting ourselves’, Third Fuse writer Phil McNamara congratulates Trees For Life for 40 years engaging South Australians in the complex but vital task of habitat restoration – for the sake of biodiversity and for the sake of ourselves in preventing land degradation and lost productivity.

During the months of August and September 2021, Third Fuse will donate to Trees For Life $10 from every online paperback sale of Red Reflection and $4 from every e-Book sale. You can also donate direct to Trees For Life via their website: https://treesforlife.org.au/

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In this blog, ‘Conservation jobs are real jobs’, Third Fuse writer Phil McNamara pays homage to Bush Heritage Australia and other conservation organisations that support paid staff and volunteers to care for our natural ecosystems. These organisations, their staff and volunteers are our modern day heroes.

During the months of June and July 2021, the Third Fuse will donate to Bush Heritage $10 from every online paperback sale of Red Reflection and $4 from every e-Book sale. You can also donate direct to Bush Heritage via their website: https://www.bushheritage.org.au/

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