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Latest Stories

Australian students take to the streets in the name of their future

Date: 03-Dec-18
Author: Liam Taylor
In an impressive show of character and solidarity, thousands of Australian students took to the streets last week to demand political action on climate change.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Shifting to regifting

Date: 03-Dec-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise explores why it seems more socially acceptable to buy a cheap piece of plastic to give as a gift, than to hand down a higher value, preloved item in good condition.

Colour me happy - recycle your old paint!

Date: 03-Dec-18
Author: Claire Bell
Most of us have some paint tins in the garage or shed that are partially used or old and we don't know how to dispose of them. Paintback brings Australia a paint disposal solution.

Brisbane Tool Library takes share economy to the next level

Date: 03-Dec-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Do you need a drill or do you need a hole drilled? Brisbane's tool library encourages sharing tools in a new approach to consumption.

Bag ban yielding results within first three months

Date: 27-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
The ban on single-use plastic bags has resulted in Woolworths cutting 600 million bags from circulation in the first three months since it was implemented.

Pakistan hits billion trees goal ahead of schedule

Date: 27-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
The nation's massive reforestation project, the Billion Tree Tsunami, has achieved its goal of planting one billion saplings.

Australia's tallest engineered timber office building opens

Date: 23-Nov-18
Author: David Rowlinson
A 52-metre-tall office tower made of engineered timber, designed by Bates Smart, has opened in Brisbane. The timber tower, dubbed 25 King, is the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. It is just one metre shy of the world's tallest timber building, Brock Commons in Vancouver, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, which was completed in 2016.

Freo backs six-storey timber office building

Date: 23-Nov-18
Author: David Rowlinson
The City of Fremantle has pledged to work with Yolk Property Group on a six-level timber commercial building. The $13.5 million project will have 1,895 square metres of office space and a 150 square metre cafe or bar or shop at ground level, and feature a vertical garden across more than half of its exterior.

From predators to protectors - the Indian village that turned to conservation

Date: 23-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
In 2012 a small village of 8,000 residents in Nagaland, India became infamous for killing up to 15,000 migratory falcons a day. That's all changed now.

International community approaching nature refuge goals

Date: 22-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
A significant surge in marine protected areas has brought the UN goals for protected natural areas within reach.

The new zero-emissions fuel made from mankind's most common byproduct

Date: 20-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
A Spanish business has created an innovative and sustainable alternative to coal, and it's made out of human sewage.

'Single-use' named 2018 word of the year

Date: 19-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
In yet another sign of growing awareness and concern for global plastic consumption and its impact on our natural environment, 'single-use' has been named the Collins' Word of the Year 2018.


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