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Everyday Enviro with Elise - Buy nothing new month

Date: 25-Sep-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Over the next month Elise will be begging, borrowing, bartering, swapping and, most importantly, buying nothing new!

New German trains to challenge diesel locomotives

Date: 25-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Germany has launched a transport initiative using technology that could combat both air pollution and climate change.

4 dos and don'ts of creating behaviour change (part 1)

Date: 21-Sep-18
Author: Claire Bell
How do we get people to engage in the sustainable behaviours we want them to? We've done some research and come up with four dos and don'ts when engaging your colleagues or customers in behaviour change. In part one, we explore the two dos and two don'ts.

New research sheds light on Australian attitudes towards environmental sustainability

Date: 20-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
A new study from HP Australia and Planet Ark found some interesting insights for businesses. One is that Australians are now looking to businesses and brands when it comes to action on environmental sustainability.

Lake Macquarie Council paving the way for recycled roads

Date: 20-Sep-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Lake Macquarie council has approved an $8 million Downer Group plant to recycle waste materials into roads.

The funniest wildlife photos of 2018

Date: 20-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
When one thinks of wild animals, it's likely the images conjured are of awesome beasts locked in a battle for survival with each other and the natural environment they live in. But what of the more mundane, or even funny, aspects of animal life that we don't see as often?

Tree talk - Tree sisters

Date: 12-Sep-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Meet Pollyanna Darling; mother, writer, singer and Community Engagement & Strategist at Tree Sisters. As a first-time participant in National Tree Day, Pollyanna took the time to share her Tree Day experience with us.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Preloved clothing as your first fashion option

Date: 11-Sep-18
Author: Elise Catterall
This week in Everyday Enviro, Elise looks into why it's time to see preloved clothing as your first fashion option and where to get the goods.

California commits to 100% clean energy by 2045

Date: 06-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
While US action on climate change at the federal level has stalled and even reversed, California has continued its commitment to a clean energy future.

Timber industry revival: WA town unveils one of the biggest timber buildings in 80 years

Date: 06-Sep-18
Author: David Rowlinson
A tiny wheatbelt town has received the keys to the biggest civic timber construction in Western Australia in nearly 80 years, as the state's timber industry shows signs of revival. The Shire of Pingelly decided to build its new Recreation and Cultural Centre entirely out of timber - and the result is without a modern-day rival.

The teenager tackling water contamination in remote Western Australia

Date: 05-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Driven by his desire to fix an ongoing problem in remote Aboriginal communities, an indigenous teenager has invented a water filter that could identify and reduce the presence of contaminants in water supplies.

Mountain gorilla numbers on the rise in Virunga

Date: 05-Sep-18
Author: Liam Taylor
In a hugely positive sign for conservationists, the Virunga National Park gorilla population has grown by 25% since 2010.

 

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