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Latrobe City Council has become the first in Australia to implement a 'Wood Encouragement Policy'.

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Latrobe City Council has taken the first steps to establish a wood encouragement policy for the municipality by running a series of industry consultation workshops. This will be the first wood encouragement policy in Australia.

Sourcing the right wood - Druce Davey

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Make It Wood ambassador and Founder of Greener Kitchens, Druce Davey explains the tips and tricks for choosing the right wood when renovating or building

Personal Post-It - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're trying to encourage colleagues (friends or students) to provide you with feedback on a green policy or to undertake a new behaviour a simple little trick in personalising the message can have a big impact. It's as simple as personalising a Post-it. Find out more ...

Measure the Impact of Your Phones

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster is offering a limited number of workplaces a free and interactive collection unit to help engage colleagues in recycling their old phones.

Green party supports establishment of cross laminated timber plant

Date: 16-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
The Tasmanian Greens have announced a plan to create the foundation for a north-west Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing industry based on the established plantation resource, to assist in the construction of new public housing homes for low income Tasmanians.

E-waste drop-off event in Canberra

Date: 09-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Leaving old TVs and computers at local charity sites is a form of dumping for which there are no excuses. Find out about the next e-waste drop-off event in Canberra.

From flat-pack furniture to workplace recycling

Date: 09-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
IKEA Tempe is making a remarkable effort to reduce its impact on the environment by introducing recycling into the workplace, and last year diverted 60% of their waste from landfill. Check out how they're doing it.

From flat-pack furniture to workplace recycling

Date: 04-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
IKEA Tempe is making a remarkable effort to reduce its impact on the environment by introducing recycling into the workplace, and last year diverted 60% of their waste from landfill. Check out how they're doing it.

Happy 21st Birthday to us!

Date: 04-Apr-14
Author: Sara McGregor
Planet Ark celebrated our 21st birthday last night, joined by our ambassadors, partners and supporters.

Local Council leads the way on workplace recycling

Date: 04-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Armidale Dumaresq Council has tackled recycling head-on, saving thousands of dollars and diverting 70% of waste from landfill. For them it's now the norm.

How to Ensure E-Waste is Recycled Properly

Date: 03-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
You can prevent e-waste from damaging environmental and human health by choosing reputable recyclers. The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides the standards to ensure this does not occur.

Solar company ramps up office recycling

Date: 03-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Apricus Australia, the leading manufacturer and distributor of evacuated tube solar hot water solutions in Australia, recently implemented a centralised office recycling system. Find out why it was "a no brainer."

 

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