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Making wood for good in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie

Date: 20-Aug-19
Author: Josh Cole
Cyclone-damaged timber previously bound for the scrap heap has been turned into free building material for community groups as part of the Community Timber Partnerships Program.

Gillies Hall at Monash Uni goes for gold at Melbourne Design Awards

Date: 20-Aug-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Gillies Hall, the new 150-bed residential accommodation complex on Monash University’s Peninsula campus, was awarded Gold at the 2019 Melbourne Design Awards. Named after Monash alumnus and prominent Australian political satirist, actor and director Dr Max Gillies AM, Gillies Hall was recognised in the ‘Architecture - Multi Residential - Constructed’ category for its design process and delivery of a space that reflects technical, social and aesthetic considerations.

Major hotel group taking aim at plastic waste as industry takes responsibility

Date: 20-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
One of the world's biggest hotel chains, InterContinental, plans to remove single-use mini plastic bottles from all operations by 2021.

South Australian volunteers make tracks with outback recycling

Date: 20-Aug-19
Author: Josh Cole
The Australian outback is famous for its natural beauty, but without the hard work of a team of South Australian volunteers it would be much less picturesque.

Australia on track for an electric revolution on the road

Date: 20-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A comprehensive new analysis of electric vehicles in Australia suggests half of all new cars on the road could be electric by 2035.

Coffee 4 Planet Ark releases results from coffee grounds recycling trial

Date: 16-Aug-19
Author: Nell MacDonald
Planet Ark worked with coffee industry leaders to determine the viability of a national coffee grounds collection and recycling program. After conducting a six-month trial in Sydney's CBD we’re ready to share the results and our recommendation to the coffee industry...

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Testing the bamboo bandwagon

Date: 12-Aug-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise takes a closer look at the environmental credentials of bamboo as an alternative to plastic single-use products.

Native mammal populations are bouncing back in Australia’s Red Centre

Date: 12-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
Australia’s Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, the world's largest fully-fenced wildlife sanctuary, is bringing hope to endangered native animals by protecting them from invasive, feral predators.

Second ever World Firefly Day helps raise awareness of bioluminescent animals and light pollution

Date: 12-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
In 2018, Fireflyers International Network decided to raise awareness of declining firefly populations by establishing World Firefly Day. It’s second celebration was held last month.

Samoa hosts first green Pacific Games

Date: 12-Aug-19
Author: Kate Diamond
Samoa has recently made history hosting the first ever green Pacific Games, implementing a series of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the fortnight-long regional sporting event.

Mulpha wins approval for timber office building in Norwest

Date: 07-Aug-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Property developer Mulpha Australia has won development approval for the first timber commercial building as part of its $3 billion Norwest masterplan in Sydney’s west. The $53 million development, known as The Bond, was initially rejected by Sydney Central Planning late last year.

South Africa tackling climate change through education

Date: 06-Aug-19
Author: Rachel Rayner
Last week, South Africa celebrated its annual National Science Week with events, exhibitions and school activities across the country on the theme of facing climate change.

 

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