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Latest Stories


The café bringing bartering back to reduce food waste

Date: 16-Jul-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A small Geelong café is encouraging its customers to swap surplus produce from their backyard homes for their daily brew.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Planting trees for National Tree Day and beyond

Date: 16-Jul-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise talks about the personal positive contributions one can make for nature in terms of planting trees and engaging with the great outdoors.

Pink Floyd guitarist's big donation to help fight climate change

Date: 16-Jul-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
David Gilmour, front man for the iconic English rock band Pink Floyd, has sold off 126 of his instruments in a record-breaking auction aimed at raising funds to address climate change.

Ecosystem restoration led by a paper company is improving Sumatra’s biodiversity

Date: 16-Jul-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
An Indonesian paper company is leading the way in ecosystem restoration in the lush rainforests of Sumatra.

Sustainable leadership at Planet Ark

Date: 09-Jul-19
Author: Rebecca Gilling
At Planet Ark we know that being a leader in sustainability means more than a focus on one’s environmental footprint – important as that is. This is how we value our people and contribute to the wellbeing of society at large.

Is your organisation ready for the VIC e-waste ban?

Date: 09-Jul-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Victoria generates around 105,000 tonnes of electronic waste each year and more than half of that goes to landfill. Last year the Victorian Government announced that they would be banning electronic waste from landfill from July 2019. So, what will this mean for your organisation?

Looking for ways to fight climate change? Plant trees

Date: 08-Jul-19
Author: Jennifer McMillan
New research published has identified nearly 1 billion hectares of land on the globe available to be reforested, an area that could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions.

The Indian engineer reviving lakes in the state of Uttar Pradesh

Date: 08-Jul-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
While Ramveer Tanwar was completing his university degree in engineering, he noticed that many of the once thriving ponds and lakes in his hometown were starting to disappear. Rather than lament, Ramveer did something about it.

A new world record for largest underwater cleanup

Date: 08-Jul-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A group of over 600 scuba divers last month broke the world record for an underwater cleanup, retrieving over 9,000 items of marine debris.

The new food made almost from thin air

Date: 08-Jul-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A new kind of food made from electricity, water and air has been invented that could completely revolutionise how we understand food.

WA joins Tasmania in introducing a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 04-Jul-19
Author: David Rowlinson
A Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP) for Western Australia has been developed and is a key action item of the plan Forestry Minister Dave Kelly launched on 2nd July 2019, which sets out the strategic direction for the future of the WA forestry industry to support healthy forests and support WA jobs.

Chemicals of concern in food packaging – what’s in your kitchen?

Date: 04-Jul-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
Potentially harmful chemicals in some of our food packaging have raised concerns over their impact on our health and the environment. One Aussie business thinks it has a solution.

 

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