The local tide has turned and Salmon Farmers are swimming against it!
🗞The Mercury: Is Canberra ready for Senator Flathead? by Charles Wooley
Charles wrote how the November 4th flotilla protest involving 70-100 vessels encircling Norfolk Bay Salmon Farms conjured memories of December 14, 1982's Gordon River campaign — both controversial, possibly Salmon more so, but with two key differences:⠀
▫️ Farm opponents are fiercely proud locals from all walks of life; many shunning the globally recognised greenie label in favour of a much more personal 'locally affected' banner.⠀
▫️ The hydro dam schemes/campaigns were veiled behind remote wilderness, whereas Salmon Farms are in-your-face and a blatant blight on many Tasmanian's horizons and livelihoods.⠀
• To which he observantly surmised: "…the fight for Norfolk Bay and all the other Big Salmon sites around the Tasmanian coast is personal. I met people from all over the state. What they lack in worldly political experience they make up for in anger and local knowledge. They know their own waters and fishstocks intimately and their concerns are unlikely to be assuaged by assurances from the consultants hired by the big companies."⠀
• He then went on to note the death of a million farmed Salmon in Macquarie Harbour caused by POMV, aka 'fish herpes', before referencing Huon Aquaculture’s announcement: “POMV is not a threat to native fish as the disease does not transfer to other fish”— even though the EPA confirmed: “POMV transferred from wild pilchards into the salmon and from salmon to salmon and potentially salmon to pilchards”— a fact he alluded the 'coalition of locals' threatened to voice and campaign to consumers.⠀
In cessation he concluded: "There’s a lot of anger and frustration across Tasmania’s coastal communities and with a Federal Election early next year it will be interesting to see how the locals vote. The Tasmanian Liberals support Big Salmon while Labor sits on its hands. The Greens should be a good fit but their Left-wing politically correct social agenda rules them out with down-to-earth working folk. The communities are now thinking of fielding their own candidates.”
Its never too early to put the tree up...or in our case pull it out of the garage. 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Chosing an eco friendly Xmas tree is fraught with danger. Do you go plastic or real...or go Trade Aid and go natural wood. This beauty we have had for 5 years. After many tree debacles (new post to follow) we went fair trade and recyclable.
Happy tree dressing!
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Bombarded by so much #pointlesspackaging this morning. Not only is the packaging wasteful, buying set amounts of produce is also wasteful for the planet and your wallet. Especially if you only want 4 mushrooms and 1 pepper 😟Leave it on the shelf!
Guess what guys! It's Green Earthling's first birthday today!
So as a little tribute , I've done a recap on what our journey has looked like over the past year, from zero waste all the way through to what you can expect from us next year!
Take a peek! Link in bio ♡
T-minus 7 days until Thanksgiving! While many of us will be heading home to see our families or hosting a feast ourselves- a lot of folks will not be able to. Check out our story to see how you can do good this holiday.
Anyone else basically living on soup? 🥣🙋🏻♀️ I made this spicy lentil and vegetable soup on Tuesday and have been living on it ever since. I make it really spicy 🌶🌶🌶, and really loaded with vegetables because I like my soup like I like my men - thick and chunky (no-one tell MG). 😂👅 I also topped this with goats cheese for extra flavour and because I just LOVE cheese. 🧀❤ This is a great meal to keep you healthy - lots of vitamins and minerals in those vegetables - perfect for keeping away colds and flu. And FULL of fibre in the veg and lentils - good for the digestive system and your ❤ to name a few benefits. Doctor approved. 👩🏽⚕️ If you never eat lentils (SO MANY PEOPLE I SPEAK TO) start by adding tinned green lentils into your meals (spag bol, cottage pie, soups) because they are the nicest and work well in dishes. 😋 Full lentils for a great vegan, sustainable eating option OR half and half with meat if you want to make your dish more sustainable, more heart healthy and bulk it out too! We all love David Attenborough and I'm sure he'd agree - eat more lentils to save the planet. 🌍💛 🍅 Start by frying onions, garlic and fresh chillies in a pan.
🍅 Once the onion has started to cook, add in chopped peppers and plum tomatoes and cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes. 🍅 Next add in two tins of passata or chopped tomatoes, a tin of cooked green lentils and a big handful of chopped basil.
🍅 Taste for flavour and add in salt, pepper or herbs as required (to keep salt content low try adding more herbs and spices first). 🍅 Leave to simmer and add extra water if required.
🍅 Top with basil and goats cheese (or leave this off for a vegan option). Let me know if you never cook with lentils and you plan to try just one teeny tiny dish... I believe in you. 👊🏼 ⬇️ #soup#lentils#cheese#tomatosoup#sustainable#sustainability#registerednutritionist