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Latest Stories


Planet Ark pays tribute to former Head of Campaigns, Brad Gray

Date: 05-Jul-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
We pay tribute to Brad Gray, our former Head of Campaigns for his role in making Planet Ark Australia's leading environmental behaviour change organisation.

Do you print on 100% recycled office paper? Epson does!

Date: 05-Jul-17
Author: Kristie Baker
Long-term 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' partner join growing list of leading companies adopting 100% recycled Planet Ark Paper.

The three skills kids need most in the age of climate change

Date: 04-Jul-17
Author: Debbie Agnew
A new report from Planet Ark examines how prepared the next generation is to tackle the biggest future challenges facing humanity. Find out what 200 surveyed teachers said were the top skills kids needed for the future.

Wooden fire station to be built in Maryborough

Date: 03-Jul-17
Author: David Rowlinson
What better way to showcase the many qualities of engineered timber, including fire compliance, in contemporary building design than a new Fire Station? The existing facility, an iconic part of Maryborough's history, requires a complete functional overhaul while aiming to restore and retain the 1950s local heritage valued fa├žade.

National Tree Day is this weekend!

Date: 30-Jun-17
Author: Debbie Agnew
This year Planet Ark celebrates 22 years of National Tree Day by asking, what does nature mean to you?

New Organics Infrastructure Grants Now Open for NSW

Date: 30-Jun-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Applications are now open for Round 5 of the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants. The grants provide up to $3 million to councils, waste companies and not-for-profits for infrastructure to reuse or recycle source separated food and garden waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

An Artist's Creativity, Inspired by Nature

Date: 26-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
Take a peek into the world of National Tree Day's new ambassador, creative artist, Orly Faya. She chats to us about inspiration, trees and connecting with nature.

The Positive Results of the War on Waste

Date: 26-Jun-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The ABC's War on Waste has taken the discussion about Australia's waste problems to new heights. And there are, already, several exciting positive outcomes with many more people looking for recycling options. It has made reusable coffee cups cool, super-sized soft plastics recycling and encouraged governments to act.

Dogs Love Trees Photo Competition

Date: 25-Jun-17
Author: Claire Bell
National Tree Day and Dr Katrina Warren are giving you a chance to WIN a $250 PAW by Blackmores doggie gift basket. Get outside with your four legged friend and enter our Dogs Love Trees photo competition on Facebook.

Construction Begins on Australia's Tallest Timber Tower

Date: 23-Jun-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Construction has begun on Impact Investment Group's 25 King development, set to become Australia's tallest cross-laminated timber building and one of the tallest in the world. The 10-storey, 45-metre building at Brisbane's Showgrounds, designed by Bates Smart, is being developed and built by Lendlease with completion expected in late 2018.

Capturing Carbon to Tackle Climate Change

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Greenhouse gases - particularly carbon dioxide - remain in our environment for many years, contributing to the warming of the planet. Now some truly innovative methods are emerging for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Futureproofing the Lockyer Valley with 20'000 trees

Date: 22-Jun-17
Author: Josh Cole
The Lockyer Valley will be better protected from future floods and Queensland's waterways will be kept clean by over 20,000 newly planted trees, thanks to a $2.4m joint public/private venture involving the Queensland Government.

 

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