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Question Time with National Tree Day Ambassador Lee Kernaghan

Date: 14-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Australian of the Year Lee Kernaghan has been a National Tree Day ambassador for the last 12 years. So we caught up with Lee to ask him a few questions, about his experience with the campaign and why he thinks Life is Better with Trees!

Research demonstrates that wood products can help tackle climate change

Date: 14-Jul-11
Author: University of Washington
New research demonstrates that by harvesting sustainably managed forests regularly and using the wood in place of other more fossil fuel intensive building materials like steel and concrete, we can successfully remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it on the surface of Earth.

Peter Maddison promotes sustainably sourced wood as a way of tackling climate change

Date: 09-Jul-11
Author: Helen Greenwood (SMH)
Trees are nature's carbon storage. So says Peter Maddison, the architect and host of LifeStyle Channel's Grand Designs Australia, in a recent television ad. By using wooden products made of sustainable timber, we help tackle climate change.

National Tree Day - Getting Aussie Kids Back Outdoors

Date: 04-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Research commissioned by Planet Ark and sponsored by Toyota released today shows most Aussie kids don't climb trees anymore. Find out more.

Professor pushes for advanced technologies in wood to revamp buildings

Date: 01-Jul-11
Author: Clare Peddie (The Advertiser)
Sustainable design Professor Steffen Lehmann from the University of South Australia is campaigning for wooden buildings of up to seven storeys in Adelaide. Similar buildings are common practice in Europe using cross-laminated timber panels made from layers of solid wood planks, glued together in alternating directions.

Good news for high value conservation forests in Tasmania

Date: 24-Jun-11
Author: Chris Philpot
Environmental groups and the Tasmanian logging industry have signed a final agreement to protect 570,000 hectares of ancient high conservation value forests, with the majority of it being protected immediately.

European forests growing, good news for climate

Date: 18-Jun-11
Author: AFP via The Independent (UK)
Europe's forests have been expanding at a rate of 0.8 million hectares every year for the past 20 years and are thus absorbing more carbon dioxide, according to 'The State of Europe's Forests 2011' report. This offers good news in the battle to fight climate change.

Canon's 2011 Environmental Grants Program is Now Open

Date: 17-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Each year Canon Australia awards five grants to the sum of $5,000 to projects or organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on Australia's natural environment and communities. Read on to find out more.

Canon's 2011 Environmental Grants Program is Now Open

Date: 17-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Each year Canon Australia awards five grants to the sum of $5,000 to projects or organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on Australia's natural environment and communities. Read on to find out more.

Canon's 2011 Environmental Grants Program is Now Open

Date: 17-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Each year Canon Australia awards five grants to the sum of $5,000 to projects or organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on Australia's natural environment and communities. Read on to find out more.

Forestry Tasmania donates more than 12,000 seedlings to community and land care groups and schools for National Tree Day in July

Date: 15-Jun-11
Author: Forestry Tasmania
Forestry Tasmania will donate more than 12,000 seedlings to community and Landcare groups and schools for National Tree Day in July. The seedlings are being raised at the Forest Nursery in Perth with seed from the Tasmanian Seed Centre. Assistant nursery manager Carlton Cox said this year's donation would bring the total seedlings given away by Forestry Tasmania to 45,000 since it began participating in National Tree Day five years ago.

Congo Bans Plastic Bags To Fight Pollution - World Environment News

Date: 10-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
The Republic of Congo has banned the production, import, sale and use of plastic bags in a move to fight environmental pollution in the Central African nation, government spokesman Bienvenu Okiemy said Thursday.

 

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