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The island of the gods tackles plastic pollution

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, Bali, has officially instated a ban on single-use plastics and polystyrene in an effort to tackle marine plastic pollution.

Canada expands its biggest private land conservation project

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
The Darkwoods Conservation Area was already the largest land acquisition for conservation in the country's history, and its just got bigger.

Ethiopia sets new global tree planting record

Date: 05-Aug-19
Author: Kate Diamond
Ethiopia has set a new world record for most trees every planted in a single day, planting over 350 million seedlings and young plants in an effort to reverse the effects of deforestation and climate change.

Dispatch from Tree Day - Friends of Lake Claremont

Date: 30-Jul-19
Author: Sarah Chaplin
National Tree Day's seedling bank manager Sarah Chaplin went out west for Tree Day this year to meet the friendly folks from Friends of Lake Claremont.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Putting the microscope on plant milks

Date: 30-Jul-19
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise takes a look at the major plant milks on the market to determine the environmental credentials of each.

The UK is getting its first climate change teachers

Date: 29-Jul-19
Author: Doug Donnellan
Rather than wait for the UK government to incorporate climate change into primary and secondary school curriculums, some teachers are taking the issue into their own hands.

The tyre recycling plant putting Warren on the map

Date: 29-Jul-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) has given the green light to Australia’s first green tyre-recycling plant.

New wood computer building at Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

Date: 29-Jul-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Students at Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School will now enjoy computer lessons in a new timber-clad building and deck built using timber donated by Forestry Corporation of NSW and Boral Timber.

What can we do to reduce our e-waste?

Date: 22-Jul-19
Author: Ryan Collins
Australians generate about 485,000 tonnes of electronic waste per year (about 20kg per person) with around half of that going to landfill. In 2013, South Australia became the first state to introduce an e-waste ban to landfill, with Victoria recently joining them on 1 July this year. So what else can be done by governments, businesses and you to reduce e-waste?

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.

 

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