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A Thank You To The Women Who Make National Tree Day Happen

Date: 06-Mar-15
Author: Claire Grant
Women are true leaders in keeping their families, schools and communities connected to and caring for nature. With International Women's Day this weekend Sunday 8th March, the team at Planet Ark would like to say a sincere thank you to the amazing women who have helped make National Tree Day a much-loved campaign.

Sacred Forests: An Eco-friendly Alternative to Coffins

Date: 04-Mar-15
Author: DEBBIE AGNEW
The idea of coming full circle and returning back where we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith, and this is the idea of a beautiful new burial method developed in Italy.

Training for NSW Facility Workers

Date: 03-Mar-15
Author: Claire Grant
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver workshops to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW. The next workshop is set for 12th March in western Sydney.

Creative Composting

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Food waste makes up over one-third of household waste and when it ends up in landfill it creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Grounds to Celebrate - Volunteer as a Site Coordinator

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
It's time to celebrate 20 years of success! Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 3.5 million people have helped to plant and care for 21 million trees.

Clean Clothes for Sensitive Souls

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
The list of ingredients in common washing powders can read like a recipe of synthetic chemicals. It's easy to see how some products can trigger allergic reactions in both adults and children and cause harm to the environment as well.

Could Plants Be The Key To Improving Employee Motivation?

Date: 25-Feb-15
Author: DEBBIE AGNEW
It has been common knowledge for some time now that access to the natural elements improves wellbeing. In 2014, Planet Ark released research on how plants enhance employee motivation and productivity and now a new report by sustainability experts Interface and organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper further reinforce these findings.

Recycled in Australia

Date: 20-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Think about how much paper passes though your hands each year at work. How much of it is recycled?

Bear Grylls' Children's Manifesto

Date: 16-Feb-15
Author: TV survivalist and father of three sons, Bear Grylls, wants to see computer games banned, troubled teenagers compelled to climb mountains and mandatory community service brought in for all, as part of a "manifesto" to save the next generation.

Changing Batteries

Date: 12-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
We use batteries almost every day; in TV remotes, smoke alarms, watches, mobile phones, computers and children's toys. However, even though batteries are recyclable, around 8,000 tonnes or 97 per cent end up in landfill each year.

Changing Batteries

Date: 12-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
We use batteries almost every day; in TV remotes, smoke alarms, watches, mobile phones, computers and children's toys. However, even though batteries are recyclable, around 8,000 tonnes or 97 per cent end up in landfill each year.

Canon Living Wall

Date: 09-Feb-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Having plants in the workplace helps workers recover from stress and tiredness, reduces the presence of air-bourn bacteria and increases productivity and creativity. And, with a little bit of ingenuity, the folks at Canon Australia are growing plants in a living wall made out of recycled printer cartridges.