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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.

The island of the gods tackles plastic pollution

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, Bali, has officially instated a ban on single-use plastics and polystyrene in an effort to tackle marine plastic pollution.

Canada expands its biggest private land conservation project

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
The Darkwoods Conservation Area was already the largest land acquisition for conservation in the country's history, and its just got bigger.

Ethiopia sets new global tree planting record

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Kate Diamond
Ethiopia has set a new world record for most trees every planted in a single day, planting over 350 million seedlings and young plants in an effort to reverse the effects of deforestation and climate change.

Dispatch from Tree Day - Friends of Lake Claremont

Date: 30-Jul-19
Author: Sarah Chaplin
National Tree Day's seedling bank manager Sarah Chaplin went out west for Tree Day this year to meet the friendly folks from Friends of Lake Claremont.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Putting the microscope on plant milks

Date: 30-Jul-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise takes a look at the major plant milks on the market to determine the environmental credentials of each.

 

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