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Latest Stories

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.

Facing down fast fashion with up-cycled clothes

Date: 01-Sep-17
Author: Billy Pringle
In an effort to curb the environmental and ethical cost of textiles manufacturing and waste, more and more people are choosing to up-cycle their clothes or buy second hand. This 'slow fashion revolution' encourages consumers to think about the entire life cycle of their wardrobe.

Decades of community action brings a disappearing frogmouth back from the brink

Date: 01-Sep-17
Author: Josh Cole
A joint effort by Queensland's Sunshine Coast Council and local volunteers has kept the marbled frogmouth in the Blackall range and promoted awareness about the tawny frogmouth's smaller cousin.

Aurora, the world's largest solar thermal plant coming to Port Augusta

Date: 01-Sep-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Not long after the recent closures of its coal-driven power stations, South Australia's Port Augusta is now putting its abundant sunshine to use with a solar thermal plant that will produce power that is completely emission-free.

Keep on recycling

Date: 29-Aug-17
Author: Carol Warwick
The waste and recycling industry has been under the spotlight recently causing Australians to ask "Should we keep recycling?". Planet Ark says yes, and this is why ...

10 waste reducing tips from the Planet Ark staff

Date: 28-Aug-17
Author: Sam Carey
Here's what the Planet Ark staff do to reduce their waste throughout the week (feel free to copy us!)

Hobart City Council going further to phase out plastic

Date: 17-Aug-17
Author: Elise Catterall
After bringing in plastic shopping bag laws in 2013, Hobart City Council is now taking bigger steps to phase out single use plastics, this time by drafting laws to ban plastic food and beverage containers and utensils.

India's renewable energy target to create 300,000 jobs

Date: 17-Aug-17
Author: Helen Nolan
India has a goal to reach its renewable energy target of 160 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. This massive growth of newer renewable electricity sources will more than double India's large wind power capacity which currently, along with solar power, accounts for almost 14 per cent of India's installed power capacity.


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