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Latest Stories


Our green resolutions

Date: 11-Jan-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
There's always more ways to be green. The team at Planet Ark share their environmental goals for 2018 and how we plan to stick to them.

A global commitment to clean oceans

Date: 21-Dec-17
Author: Billy Pringle
A new UN resolution has seen almost 200 countries commit to eliminating plastic pollution at sea, while at the same time, a group of major businesses have revealed plans to build the first commercial-scale ocean-friendly plastic supply chain.

Marine plastic pollution: a personal perspective

Date: 21-Dec-17
Author: Rebecca Gilling
Moved by what she learnt at the Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference in Sydney in October, Planet Ark Deputy CEO Rebecca Gilling conducted her own mini-audit of plastic pollution on a recent beach holiday.

Liddell's renewable replacement will flick the switch and come in cheaper than coal

Date: 21-Dec-17
Author: Josh Cole
AGL has defied expectations with a replacement to the Liddell Power Station that will be both cheaper and cleaner.

East Fremantle First Town Council in Australia to Adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy

Date: 18-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
The Town of East Fremantle in WA has become the first town or city council in Australia to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy. A Wood Encouragement Policy generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in building and fit out projects.

Laminated Wood Provides the Architectural and Cultural Highlight of Bunjil Place

Date: 14-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A multipurpose arts, civic and community facility designed by FJMT for the City of Casey has opened in the outer Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren. The project provides a broad range of spaces for council and community organizations and serves a number of functions. The complex holds a library, 800-seat theatre, gathering and meeting spaces, council offices, an art gallery, a flexible event space and an outdoor plaza.

Wynyard Station's old Wooden Escalators Repurposed Into a Public Artwork

Date: 07-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A major new work called Interloop has been installed at Wynyard Station on Sydney, which has been created out of more than 50 meters of heritage wooden-stepped escalators that were built for the station in 1931.

Vast new ocean reserve created off coast of Mexico

Date: 07-Dec-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A chain of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago, is home to a brilliantly diverse community of sea life, including dozens of fish species found nowhere else on Earth. The archipelago, which lies 390 kms south west of the Baja California peninsula, is regarded as the 'crown jewel' of Mexico and has been hailed the 'Galapagos of North America'.

Planet Ark Power and Llewellyn Motors launch one of Australia's largest privately owned solar and smart battery rooftop power stations

Date: 06-Dec-17
Author: Josh Cole
Today (December 7) Planet Ark Power launched Australia's largest privately owned solar and smart battery rooftop power station on-site at Llewellyn Motors in Ipswich, Queensland.

Supercharging South Australia with Tesla Powerpacks

Date: 06-Dec-17
Author: Billy Pringle
The world's largest battery system has been completed in South Australia, more than a month ahead of schedule. The 100-megawatt Powerpack system was the subject of a bet made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk back in March of this year, to "get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free".

Office paper flung all over the country

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: Sam Carey
Think paper recycling is a boring task? Not unless you make it that way! This year's Friday File Fling, brought to you by our event sponsor Planet Ark 100% Australian Recycled Paper (Australian Paper), was all about getting rid of those paper files piling up in the office, flinging it into the recycling bin and having fun while you did it. So how much was recycled what did this mean for the environment?

GBCA Gives Brisbane Showgrounds Redevelopment Six Stars

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: David Rowlinson
The $2.9-billion redevelopment of the Brisbane Showgrounds, which includes 25 King, a cross laminated timber (CLT) tower designed by architects Bates Smart, has received the highest rating for a master planned precinct in Australia, with a 6-Star Green Star Communities v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

 

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