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Boost to Regional Recycling and Waste Management in SA

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The State Government will provide funding for 14 recycling projects in regional South Australia to further improve waste management across the State. Read on ...

Can wooden skyscrapers transform concrete jungles?

Date: 16-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Instead of concrete jungles could our cities become urban forests of wooden skyscrapers? Swapping cement and steel for timber is the vision of a number of environmentally-minded architects who are planning high-rise buildings across the world.

Winners of the Schools Recycle Right Schools Competition

Date: 14-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of the Tetra Pak 'Schools Recycle Right Challenge Schools Competition' have been chosen. Find out which schools have won some great prizes.

Waste 2012 - Real Issues, Creative Ideas & Pratical Solutions

Date: 09-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
Registrations for Australia's premier waste conference are now open. This 2 day event will include over 60 presentations, 40 exhibitors, over 350 delegates and 3 networking events! Find out more...

The Wood - Profile of an FSC Chain Of Custody supplier - Simon Goldacre, Director, Urban Design Systems

Date: 09-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Simon Goldacre, an Aussie designer from Sydney's Northern Beaches, has been working with wood for the last 15 years and now heads up his own company, Urban Design Systems. Mr Goldacre says Urban Design Systems is committed to supporting responsible forest management practices, producing street furniture that is 100% FSC certified. 'The Wood' investigates.

Sowing The Seeds Of Love With Landcare For Singles

Date: 08-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
So, do you plant here often? That's the question that will be on the lips of a new generation of environmental volunteers across the country thanks to the new Landcare for Singles and Coastcare for Singles campaigns.

Intelligent Design - Time to wise up and build for the climate

Date: 08-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Interesting article by the University of New South Wales on how we should wise up and build more sustainably and less carbon intensively for the future.

Planet Ark announces winners of national photo competition

Date: 05-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Photographs of a former asylum in Queensland, a picturesque jetty in Albany and a magical Tasmanian gorge have been named winners of Planet Ark's national photography competition 'Snap Some Wood'.

The Oldest Plant To Be Regenerated

Date: 27-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
The Silene stenophylla is considered the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, thanks to the Institute of Cell Biophysics under the Russian Academy Of Sciences.

Greens Post Vic Premier a Message on Container Refunds

Date: 21-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
Australian Greens Party member of the Victorian state parliament, Colleen Hartland, has launched a new retro-style postcard as part of an intensifying campaign to have a 10-cent deposit on bottles, cans and cartons in the state.

Bangkok Gourmet Shop Interior Built From Wood Scraps

Date: 15-Feb-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Great reuse of wood from shipping pallets to decorate a Bangkok shop interior.

Fremantle Goes Plastic Bag Free

Date: 14-Feb-12
Author: Lucy Band
The City of Fremantle are set become the first Australian council to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags under plans to turn longstanding policy into law.

 

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