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The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Kicks Off

Date: 12-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge is underway for 2016 as part of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week. Running until 11 November, the initiative provides free recycling activity guides, curriculum aligned lesson plans and Australian school event ideas for teachers and students. Find out how environmental awareness and recycling knowledge can be taught by doing and having fun!

Canada Tops Out World's Tallest Wood-Frame Building

Date: 07-Oct-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Celebrating the tallest wood-frame building of its kind anywhere in the world, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr recently attended the "topping out" ceremony of the Brock Commons Residence.

It's Time For Another Fling

Date: 04-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Last year more than 5,000 people had a Fling for National Recycling Week. A Friday File Fling that is! Whether you work in a large office, a school or even out of the front room at home, you're likely to have good quality paper sitting idle in a filing cabinet. That paper could be put back into the recycling stream and turned into brand new 100% recycled office paper or toilet tissue. We've collated information and resources to help you host a Fling in your workplace on or around 11 November. Register your whole workplace, your team or even just yourself.

Post Back Your Post Packs

Date: 30-Sep-16
Author: Brad Gray
Have you ever stood at the bin wondering whether something goes in the garbage or the recycling? You're not alone! Our research shows that confusion is one of main reasons recyclables end up in the garbage and contaminants, like plastic bags, end up in the recycling. The Australian Recycling Label has been designed by Planet Ark to clear up that confusion and we're happy to say Australia Post has joined the growing list of businesses displaying the label. Find out more...

5 Photos You Can Take to Help the Environment

Date: 30-Sep-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
You don't need a fancy camera to take a photo and you don't need to be a professional to make an impact. It's the age of the digital image and you can use them to have fun, dob in a dumper or celebrate nature. We've put together 5 ideas for you to use photos to do good, for yourself and for the environment. Find out more ...

There's a Machine for That!

Date: 29-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Is the waste in your workplace causing you grief? Have you ever thought, 'if only there was a machine that did this'? Well our Small-Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue might be just what you need to declutter, reduce waste and reduce costs.

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.

 

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