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Marist College, Bendigo Wins Sustainability Category in the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards

Date: 16-Sep-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The winners of the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards were announced at a gala dinner on 15th September at Luna Park in Sydney. The Sustainability Category, sponsored by Planet Ark and presented by CEO Paul Klemenko, was awarded to Matt Dwyer from Y2 Architecture and Paul Waddell from Three Acres Landscape Architecture for the Marist College Bendigo Montagne Centre.

Celebrate Cool Australia's Enviroweek

Date: 14-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Cool Australia's Enviroweek (11 - 17 September) is a time to have fun, celebrate and engage Aussie kids in waste, gardening, energy and health projects. It's all about positive everyday choices for them, their school and our environment. And with over 318,000 kids taking action, there are so many ways your school can get involved.

New Nelson Airport to Showcase Engineered Wood

Date: 09-Sep-16
Author: David Rowlinson
As pubic feedback for Nelson Airport's NZ$32 million terminal redevelopment gains momentum, its use of wood as a primary building material has been widely praised for being a tribute and a showpiece for the region.

Our coordinators have done a tree-mendous job!

Date: 08-Sep-16
Author: Debbie Agnew
16 lucky coordinators have just one a Canon Powershot Camera (each valued at approx $300) for their participation in the Tree Day Results Promotion.

Donating Your Old Smartphone Could Change Someone's Life

Date: 02-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With an estimated 25.5 million unused mobiles in homes and businesses around Australia, a potential life changing device could be sitting in your drawer. MobileMuster and Able Australia are calling out for old smartphones to support those Australians with no hearing and sight and help them reconnect with friends, family and the wider community.

Provide Feedback and Win One of Five Battery Chargers

Date: 01-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
So far over 200kg of batteries have been collected through the Toowoomba Rechargeable Battery Recycling Trial. And with only a few days left of the free trial, we're asking for your thoughts on battery recycling. By filling in the 2 minute survey, you could win one of five Energizer Compact Battery Chargers.

Construction Milestone for World's Tallest Mass Timber Building

Date: 23-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The final wood panel has been installed on the Brock Commons building at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Standing at a height of 53 metres, the University's new student residence will be the tallest mass timber building in the world when completed.

East Gippsland Shire Council Adopts a Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 11-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
East Gippsland Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy.

The Rise of the Coffee Pod Machine

Date: 09-Aug-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With coffee pod machines becoming more and more popular, the resulting waste is also increasing rapidly.

Landmark Timber Skyscraper to be Built in Amsterdam

Date: 08-Aug-16
Author: David Rowlinson
A new type of building structure will rise on the banks of the Amstel River with the announcement of HAUT, Amsterdam's tallest residential timber tower, due to start construction in 2017.

Community Garden Transformation Competition 2016

Date: 01-Aug-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
A huge congratulations to the Community Verge Rejuvenation Projects for winning our Garden makeover competition. We look forward to seeing how the verge transformation brings the native wildlife and locals together.

Australians celebrate 21 years of National Tree Day

Date: 31-Jul-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Green thumbs were out in force to celebrate the 21st year of Planet Ark's National Tree Day today, greening their local environments and enjoying time in nature.

 

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