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18-year-old Ashjayeen Sharif is an arts student, a climate activist and now a contender for a seat on the board of AGL, Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.‘ He is preparing to address AGL’s annual general meeting (AGM) next month. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Haven is an exhibition at Gallery M, in Marion, South Australia, of etchings and lino prints, drawings, paintings & ceramics by Pirie Martin, Maryanne Martin & John Martin, and Simon Kneebone. The exhibition is open from the 11th of June. Here are some of my ink and watercolour paintings.

Brian Lim and his small team at Wise Networking have been innovating an air-deployable mobile cell network solution – a miniature mobile phone tower that can be air dropped into a disaster area to quickly restore mobile coverage. Each miniature tower sits within its ‘Gyrochute’ which gently drops the tower to the ground. Read the full story featured in this month’s International Fire Fighter Magazine, pages 84-86, and watch the prototype Gyrochute in action here. These are some of the drawings to help explain the concept and its potential.

Zero sum emissions targets?! Pfffft….

Mining company Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Caves in the Hamersley Range, Western Australia, provoked Parry Agius of Linking Futures to develop a series of images targeting investors in mining companies. The aim is to encourage investors to consider indigenous heritage sites as libraries of knowledge, history and humanity spanning thousands of years and appeal to their moral judgement in reassessing their investment. The Juukan Caves site showed evidence of 47,000 years of human occupation. Other sites across the country show evidence of up to 60,000 years. Here are some of the images:

Complexity Science explained, a video for Greening Marion: ‘a trial project using a new, collaborative approach to help people work together for greener, cooler and more sustainable suburbs.’ Written by Catie Payne. Background music: Tom Kneebone.

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Well-being and Care posters for Equitation Science International and Horse SA.  The principles apply to the care of elephants as well as horses.  The information developed (and the posters evolved) from workshops Dr Andrew McLean of ESI held in Asia and Australia. Dr Andrew McLean: “Equitation science is an extremely exciting new field, changing the traditional methods of horse training to a clear, ethical and systematic approach.” 

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.