Australia is a huge country, with nearly all people living in the main city areas, the rest is mainly the Australia bush and desert. It has far greener practices for many parts, and a thriving Green party movement. It also has good environmental policies in the city of Sydney, from nappy laundries to a thriving vegan movement.
The extensity of wildfires has meant climate change is taken very seriously here, due to harm to koalas (who also have been harmed by machines chopping down eucalyptus trees for the aromatherapy industry and to make biodegradable bags for chocolate and coffee.
Kangaroo welfare is also a big topic, with K-leather increasingly becoming less popular (shoe shops and others are even trying to give it new names, as people are disturbed by joeys being left to die, just to make leather from the mothers for kangaroo boots, horse whips and footballs – buy vegan football boots instead). Also learn more about how we can help koala bears (greatly affected by wildfires and flammable eucalyptus mass-planting for biodegradable packaging and essential oils).
One area that we can learn from is their approach to suncare. Due to high rates of skin care, everyone is sensible in the sun, with a ‘slip, slap, slop’ approach (slip on a shirt, slap on a hat, and slop on sunscreen). Wash off sunscreens before allowing pets to lick your skin as (like cocoa butter) it contains toxins (like zinc and titanium dioxide).