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Find A Tree Day Event in Your Area

Date: 28-Jul-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's National Tree Day - a fun way to get outdoors and support your local community. Visit the Tree Day website to find an event near you

Using Timber to Assist in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy - A UN Report

Date: 28-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Using timber in green buildings is a key way for the forestry industry to assist in the transition to a low carbon economy. That's according to a United Nations report published this week.

Grow a Green Thumb

Date: 27-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
If you're not sure about how to get a seedling out of its pot or how deep to dig the hole, these videos are for you! We've put together a few How-To videos starring Ranger Stacey and Costa Georgiadis to help you get ready for the big day.

The Birds and the Trees

Date: 27-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Providing food and protection for small birds in Brisbane, building a natural walk way and bike path in Melbourne, removing weeds and revegetatiing Lake Claremont in WA and creating an urban oasis in the centre of Sydney are just some of the amazing projects taking place this week for National Tree Day

How to Recycle Whitegoods

Date: 25-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Approximately 1.3 million fridges, freezers and air conditioners reached their end-of-life in 2012, with annual disposal rates predicted to increase to 2.2 million units by 2024. Luckily, there are options to refurbish, reuse and recycle these and other whitegoods. But how?

Recycle Right and Have a Cuppa

Date: 22-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Now you can sit down and relax with a nice cup of tea knowing you've disposed of the packaging correctly. T2 is the latest company to have products appearing in stores displaying the Australian Recycling Label.

First Shipment of CLT Arrives in Campbelltown

Date: 20-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The first shipment of Cross Laminated Timber has arrived on site for what will become Australia's largest tall timber building.

Community Garden Competition

Date: 20-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
This National Tree Day, Planet Ark and Toyota are giving you the opportunity to win $7,500 worth of garden makeover for your local area. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring a little green oasis which can be enjoyed by your family, friends, neighbours and community.

You made June our Biggest Month Ever!

Date: 14-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
What a great way to end the financial year. Your cartridge returns made June the biggest month ever for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'! And it's not the only milestone we're celebrating.

Stressed? Sleep Deprived? Book A 10-Minute Date With Nature

Date: 13-Jul-16
Author: Claire Bell
Let's pretend there was a magic potion for improved wellbeing. This potion would reduce your risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and even depression.

Official Opening of the Centre for Future Timber Structures at UQ

Date: 12-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The vision for the Advanced Engineering Building project for the University Of Queensland was to create a building to celebrate, collaborate, create, learn, innovate and sustain, all within an integrated engineering landscape.

Toowoomba is Buzzing About Free Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Residents in Toowoomba can recycle their used rechargeable batterys - free of charge - as part of a trial program.

 

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