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Students around the world hold first global School Strike 4 Climate

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Last week marked a global first in youth environmental advocacy with an estimated 1.5 million students from over 100 countries around the world united to declare they want urgent action on climate change.

Technology leading the fight against invasive rubber vine

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The rubber vine has been described as one of the most destructive invasive species in Australia, but a group of people in the Kimberley region are using innovative technology to arrest its advance.

Western Australia commits to new waste strategy, better recycling targets

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Last month the Western Australian government announced a new strategy aimed at reducing waste generation and lifting recycling rates in the state, with a special focus on organic waste.

Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway becomes the world's tallest timber building

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: David Rowlinson
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has recently verified the status of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway as the world's tallest timber building. At 85.4 meters, it is also the third-tallest building in Norway and the country's tallest with mixed functions.

The trashy hashtag inspiring people to clean up

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
It's not the ice bucket challenge, but this new, eco-friendly social media trend is encouraging people around the world to clean up litter.

Innovation, collaboration and bold ideas the way forward for sustainable fashion

Date: 18-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Later this month Melbourne will host the second Australian Circular Fashion Conference, an event bringing together an array of esteemed global speakers, leading sustainable fashion consultants and over 500 business leaders from multinational fashion companies.

How to avoid palm oil at the supermarket

Date: 15-Mar-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
Even for the most ethically minded of shoppers, the supermarket can be a battlefield when it comes to identifying products containing palm oil or palm oil derivatives. With all this ambiguity, how does an aspiring ethical and responsible shopper buy with confidence?

Everyday Enviro with Elise - The challenge of not consuming

Date: 11-Mar-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise delves into the emotional hurdles of minimalism and the subconscious influences that can derail one's efforts.

California reaches 2020 renewable energy goal ahead of schedule

Date: 11-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The United States' biggest state in terms of population and economy is exceeding even its own lofty renewable energy targets.

The world is greener than it was 20 years ago

Date: 11-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A NASA study using satellite images has revealed some highly positive news: over the last two decades the Earth has actually seen an increase in green coverage.

The roving sisters reducing cleaning waste

Date: 11-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Melbourne has a new street trading vendor, but instead of selling trendy food stuffs it provides refills for cleaning products.

Monash Uni welcomes new CLT student accommodation

Date: 07-Mar-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Multiplex has completed its sustainable student accommodation precinct at Monash University's Peninsula campus in Frankston. After a year of construction, the eco-friendly residential building is now complete and has been built in line with Monash's net zero carbon emissions strategy.

 

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