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Fraser Coast Becomes the First Council in Queensland to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 19-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Fraser Coast Council has become the first local council in Queensland to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy, the focus of which is to ensure wood is considered for the initial stages of public building projects. At its meeting on 18 January the Council voted unanimously to adopt the policy.

Applications Open for Round 4 Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Grants - Information Webinar Thursday 19 January

Date: 17-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, are inviting applications for Round 4 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program.

Spotted Gum and Ironbark Feature in ICC Sydney

Date: 09-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have worked together to design a world class convention, exhibition and entertainment venue for Sydney, with inspiration from the site's spectacular city and harbour surrounds as well as Cockle Bay's history.

Finding Time to Spend Time in Nature

Date: 05-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
A recent walk in the forests of Tasmania brought a welcome reconnection with nature. The subtle change in atmosphere as I entered the cool of the trees, the muffled sounds of my footfalls, breathing in the fresh fragrant oxygen charged air and the feel of cool bark against my warm cheek was enough to fill me completely with peace, calm and utter pleasure.

Five Easy Changes For a Lower Waste Lifestyle

Date: 04-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
Get your new year off to a green start with a few simple actions that will soon become easy habits. Adopting a lower waste lifestyle is easier than you might think.

Construction to Commence on the Otago Polytechnic Student Village

Date: 04-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
In what will be the largest building of its type in New Zealand, XLam will supply all the CLT for an innovative student accommodation project in Otago.

The Circle of (Tree) Life

Date: 23-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Whatever kind of tree you have this Christmas, make it last. Whether it's a potted one to keep for years to come, a cut live or fallen branch that could be mulched, to a good quality artificial one that will keep on giving year after year. We've got tips for keeping the circle of (tree) life going.

Do De-clutter, Then Recycle

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Planning a post-Christmas clean out? Put it all back to work while you're on holidays! We've got tips on donating to charities or recycling that wood, door and window frames, concrete, bricks, tiles and all sorts of other materials.

Power to the Pedal - Copenhagen Has More Bikes Than Cars

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
In November 2016 the number of bikes in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, overtook cars for the first time. Over the past 20 years bike traffic has increased by 68%, bringing the daily number of cyclists to 265, 700 compared to 252, 600 cars.

World's Biggest Beach Clean-up

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Laura Chalk
By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, according to a report released this year at the World Economic Forum. A sobering statistic, but hope is far from lost. An army of 1,500 volunteers on Mumbai's Versova beach have undertaken the world's largest beach clean-up, an example of positive people power.

Canada Announces First National Carbon Price

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Canada's federal government is set to reach an agreement with their ten provincial counterparts on the implementation of a national carbon price.

WoodTek Headquarters - Taiwan's First CLT Building

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Taiwan's first-ever cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has risen in Taichung's concrete jungle - an impressive feat of engineering given the island's hot and humid climate.


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