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How one school in Queensland is saving 40% on their energy bills

Date: 13-Sep-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
Tucked away on the Sunshine Coast, an hour north of Brisbane, is a prep to Year 12 college that is making big strides in sustainability.

WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

Date: 11-Sep-19
Author: David Rowlinson
A local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber (CLT) - a first for Western Australia.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Getting vocal about staying local

Date: 09-Sep-19
Author: Elise Catterall
This week in Everyday Enviro Elise questions the environmental impact of importing cut flowers and implores us to consider locally grown arrangements.

You create the trash, you take it away

Date: 09-Sep-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A selective girls’ school in Melbourne is taking the impressive step of banning all rubbish bins from campus, requiring students to pack reusable lunch containers and take any trash they generate home.

Australian technology to help create world’s first plastic neutral nation

Date: 09-Sep-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Technology donated by an Australian technology company could make history by helping to create the world’s first “plastic neutral” country, and it’s probably not one you would guess.

Local knitting group crafts wattle forest in North Sydney CBD

Date: 30-Aug-19
Author: Kate Diamond
North Sydney’s Brett Whitely Place has been transformed into a forest of knitted wattle trees thanks to the Stanton Yarnachist team.

A way to build trust in the Australian waste industry

Date: 28-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Independent not-for-profit GECA has introduced a national Waste Collection Services Standard aiming to improve the accuracy and transparency of waste collection data.

Federal funding for a greener recycling industry

Date: 28-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The federal government has made a $20 million commitment to support innovation and growth in Australia’s domestic recycling industry.

Choose to reuse and get on the Garage Sale Trail

Date: 27-Aug-19
Author: Ryan Collins
Join 400,000 Australians who are putting secondhand first as part of Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales on October 19 and 20. You can host a sale or shop the Trail!

Everyday Enviro with Elise - The overview effect

Date: 27-Aug-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise delves into the overview effect, the feeling of seeing Earth from space, and how it encourages protection of our home planet.

Hawaiian seamount showing signs of recovery following government intervention

Date: 26-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A mostly underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean devastated by overfishing and trawling is now making a comeback thanks to some strident federal protection.

Kenya powers forward with Africa’s largest wind farm

Date: 26-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
Africa’s largest ever wind power plant officially opened near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya earlier this year in a momentous step forward towards renewables on the continent.

 

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