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Wood - Good For Health and For Business

Date: 23-Mar-15
Author: Brad Gray
A new report shows that being surrounded by wood at home, work and school has real and measurable health benefits. It also shows that in a corporate environment the presence of wooden furnishings and fixtures conveys feelings of innovation, energy and comfort.

Wood is Good For Your Body and Brain

Date: 18-Mar-15
Author: Chris Philpot
Exposure to wooden furniture and fittings has real and measurable health and wellbeing benefits.

Join us at the 'Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity Exhibition'

Date: 18-Mar-15
Author: Chris Philpot
To celebrate World Wood Day, Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign is hosting the Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity exhibition at Customs House in Sydney.

Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity exhibition

Date: 13-Mar-15
Author: Chris Philpot
To celebrate World Wood Day, Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign will be holding 'the Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity exhibition' at Customs House in Sydney.

Breaking the Barriers to Workplace Recycling

Date: 11-Mar-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Australians are great recyclers at home, but when it comes to work, we are falling down on the job. Planet Ark has identified a number of key barriers to workplace recycling and some simple actions to overcome them.

Breaking the Barriers to Workplace Recycling

Date: 10-Mar-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Australians are great recyclers at home, but when it comes to work, we are falling down on the job. Planet Ark has identified a number of key barriers to workplace recycling and some simple actions to overcome them.

Thank You To The Women Who Make National Tree Day Happen

Date: 06-Mar-15
Author: Claire Grant
Women are true leaders in keeping their families, schools and communities connected to and caring for nature. With International Women's Day this weekend Sunday 8th March, the team at Planet Ark would like to say a sincere thank you to the amazing women who have helped make National Tree Day a much-loved campaign.

Sacred Forests: An Eco-friendly Alternative to Coffins

Date: 04-Mar-15
Author: DEBBIE AGNEW
The idea of coming full circle and returning back where we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith, and this is the idea of a beautiful new burial method developed in Italy.

Creative Composting

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Food waste makes up over one-third of household waste and when it ends up in landfill it creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Grounds to Celebrate - Volunteer as a Site Coordinator

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
It's time to celebrate 20 years of success! Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 3.5 million people have helped to plant and care for 21 million trees.

Clean Clothes for Sensitive Souls

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Claire Bell
The list of ingredients in common washing powders can read like a recipe of synthetic chemicals. It's easy to see how some products can trigger allergic reactions in both adults and children and cause harm to the environment as well.

Could Plants Be The Key To Improving Employee Motivation?

Date: 25-Feb-15
Author: DEBBIE AGNEW
It has been common knowledge for some time now that access to the natural elements improves wellbeing. In 2014, Planet Ark released research on how plants enhance employee motivation and productivity and now a new report by sustainability experts Interface and organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper further reinforce these findings.

 

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