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Applications Open for Round 4 Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Grants - Information Webinar Thursday 19 January

Date: 17-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, are inviting applications for Round 4 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program.

Finding Time to Spend Time in Nature

Date: 05-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
A recent walk in the forests of Tasmania brought a welcome reconnection with nature. The subtle change in atmosphere as I entered the cool of the trees, the muffled sounds of my footfalls, breathing in the fresh fragrant oxygen charged air and the feel of cool bark against my warm cheek was enough to fill me completely with peace, calm and utter pleasure.

Five Easy Changes For a Lower Waste Lifestyle

Date: 04-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
Get your new year off to a green start with a few simple actions that will soon become easy habits. Adopting a lower waste lifestyle is easier than you might think.

Construction to Commence on the Otago Polytechnic Student Village

Date: 04-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
In what will be the largest building of its type in New Zealand, XLam will supply all the CLT for an innovative student accommodation project in Otago.

The Circle of (Tree) Life

Date: 23-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Whatever kind of tree you have this Christmas, make it last. Whether it's a potted one to keep for years to come, a cut live or fallen branch that could be mulched, to a good quality artificial one that will keep on giving year after year. We've got tips for keeping the circle of (tree) life going.

Do De-clutter, Then Recycle

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Planning a post-Christmas clean out? Put it all back to work while you're on holidays! We've got tips on donating to charities or recycling that wood, door and window frames, concrete, bricks, tiles and all sorts of other materials.

Power to the Pedal - Copenhagen Has More Bikes Than Cars

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
In November 2016 the number of bikes in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, overtook cars for the first time. Over the past 20 years bike traffic has increased by 68%, bringing the daily number of cyclists to 265, 700 compared to 252, 600 cars.

World's Biggest Beach Clean-up

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Laura Chalk
By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, according to a report released this year at the World Economic Forum. A sobering statistic, but hope is far from lost. An army of 1,500 volunteers on Mumbai's Versova beach have undertaken the world's largest beach clean-up, an example of positive people power.

Canada Announces First National Carbon Price

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Canada's federal government is set to reach an agreement with their ten provincial counterparts on the implementation of a national carbon price.

WoodTek Headquarters - Taiwan's First CLT Building

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Taiwan's first-ever cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has risen in Taichung's concrete jungle - an impressive feat of engineering given the island's hot and humid climate.

Thanks for helping make 2016 a great year!

Date: 19-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
Our mission is to help Australians take positive environmental actions, that's only possible thanks to our sponsors and partners

Cleaner Christmas Travel

Date: 19-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Are you travelling across town to see Nanna at Christmas? Or are you taking the family to another state for a summer holiday? Many people travel at Christmas but how do you make it as environmentally friendly as possible? We've got tips to make your trips clean and green with Do # 10.

 

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