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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 on the perceptions, values and behaviours that drive Australian approaches to environmental sustainability yielded some interesting insights for businesses.

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.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Bringing in the green

Date: 30-Aug-18
Author: Elise Catterall
In Everyday Enviro this week Elise describes her love of indoor plants and the benefits they bring for a healthy home environment.

National Recycling Week 2018 - From Waste War to Recycling Reboot

Date: 28-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to reboot their perspective on recycling in the lead up to the most important National Recycling Week since it was founded 22 years ago!

A new standard in sustainable event management

Date: 28-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor
This week marks Sydney's only annual recycling industry event, the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE). In an ambitious move, the AWRE is aiming to send just 5% of all event waste to landfill.

 

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