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Latest Stories

Nearly 400 new species discovered in the Amazon

Date: 28-Sep-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A fiery-orange tailed monkey, a new species of pink river dolphin and a stingray resembling a cross between a pancake and honey comb are among the hundreds of new species discovered in the Amazon over the past two years.

Better demand management essential as electric cars hit the road

Date: 28-Sep-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Energy demand management has become a hot topic in Australia as consumers and big business struggle to adjust to service outages and rising electricity prices.

How far would you go for fair trade fashion?

Date: 28-Sep-17
Author: Billy Pringle
Two Australian women have just finished a 3500km trek across Southeast Asia to find people who are creating fashion in positive and sustainable ways

Macquarie University Innovation Hub Opens in North Ryde

Date: 26-Sep-17
Author: David Rowlinson
In a fitting testimony to its purpose, Macquarie University's new Innovation Hub was mostly pre-fabricated offsite, and the entire onsite build and fitout completed in five months.

Epson elevates commitment to cartridge recycling

Date: 26-Sep-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Epson has stepped up its partnership with Planet Ark to the highest level by becoming a Full Partner of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. With over 3.5 million Epson printer cartridges already recycled, this commitment will build on this 14 year product stewardship success story. So why does Epson believe this is the right thing to do?

Schools are going solar with Planet Ark Power

Date: 21-Sep-17
Author: Martin Daniel
Planet Ark Power is helping schools around Australia to generate their own clean solar power, using energy efficiency and storage technologies with minimum financial outlay.

Does your school recycle right? Take the Challenge!

Date: 21-Sep-17
Author: Carol Warwick
Schools around the country are invited to join the Schools Recycle Right Challenge, a National Recycling Week initiative.

HIH GreenSmart Awards celebrate Australia's most sustainable homes

Date: 14-Sep-17
Author: Billy Pringle
The Housing Industry Association has announced the winners of its GreenSmart awards, recognising the builders, designers and manufacturers who are striving for the highest standard of sustainability in the building industry.

Sunshine Coast sisters launch Australian-first sustainability project

Date: 14-Sep-17
Author: Carol Warwick
Two sisters from the Sunshine Coast have launched an Australian-first project helping small businesses adopt the principles of the circular economy and experience the social, environmental and financial benefits of sustainable waste management.

Brush-tailed phascogale makes a surprise appearance on revegetated islands

Date: 14-Sep-17
Author: Josh Cole
A cute surprise awaited conservationists on the mid-north coast of New South Wales when they found an unexpected guest, the brush-tailed phascogale.

What do Smiths, Kathmandu and Jurlique have in common?

Date: 13-Sep-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
The Australian Packaging Covenant was formed by industry to strive for environmentally responsible packaging. The recent annual awards ceremony has celebrated the brands making a real difference through responsible packaging.

An electric future for driving

Date: 01-Sep-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Governments and industry boost appeal of hybrid vehicles, including the construction of an electric superhighway alongside iconic Great Barrier Reef.


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