Sustainability

Sustainable manufacturing and more at National Manufacturing Week 2017

01 May, 2017 by

Registrations are now open for National Manufacturing Week (NMW), running from 9–12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Money can grow on trees: increased tree canopy boosts Sydney property values

27 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Aecom Australia Pty Ltd

Increased leaf canopy cover is linked to a significant increase in property values, according to integrated infrastructure firm AECOM.


Save Food Packaging Award winners at Interpack 2017

27 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is heading to Interpack 2017, to be held from 4–10 May, where it will showcase the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.


ABB power grid technologies at Hannover Fair

26 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Power and automation company ABB is showcasing a range of products, systems, software and services at Hannover Messe, held this week in Germany.


Renewable oil produced in plant leaves

18 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: CSIRO

CSIRO researchers have made it possible to produce oil in the leaves, stems and seeds of plants, in a breakthrough which could mark a milestone for the renewable oils industry.


Redback Technologies recruited to the Australian Power Institute

13 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

The managing director of Redback Technologies, Philip Livingston, has become the newest member of the Australian Power Institute's (API) board of directors.


Share your success to win a Victorian Premier's Sustainability Award

12 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

Victoria's sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards and to share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state.


Sydney Water awarded for keeping wipes out of pipes

11 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Sydney Water Corporation

At the Mumbrella CommsCon Awards, Sydney Water received trophies for the Best Government Sponsored PR Campaign of the Year and the Best Corporate Social Responsibility PR Campaign of the Year for the 'Keep wipes out of pipes' campaign.


Wiki to make mine site closure easier

06 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

The tricky and expensive task of accessing knowledge on rehabilitating and preparing to close mining sites has been eased by an online resource developed by University of Queensland scientists and Central Queensland coal mine rehabilitation experts.


100% renewable energy by 2050 "feasible and realistic", experts say

04 April, 2017 by

The majority of experts surveyed for a study on the future of the world's energy supply consider a global transition to 100% renewable energy to be both feasible and realistic.


Underwater bait setter to save the albatross

04 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Every year, approximately 3 billion hooks are set by the global longline fishing fleet. While setting the lines, albatross and other diving seabirds such as petrels can become hooked or entangled and drown as the longline sinks.


CEFC appoints Ian Learmonth as new CEO

03 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The board of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has appointed Ian Learmonth as its new chief executive officer.


Inaugural Women in Water event held in Victoria

03 April, 2017 by

Victoria's water sector is embracing gender diversity with the inaugural Women in Water event, held recently in Traralgon and attended by over 150 women from across the local industry.


Going beyond the environmental impact statement

01 April, 2017 by Robin Ormerod, Managing Director, EnviroSuite | Supplied by: EnviroSuite Pty Ltd

Before any large-scale construction project is approved, authorities are certain to require the preparation of a comprehensive environmental impact statement. Unfortunately, for many large construction projects, after approval has been granted, their detailed environmental impact assessment report becomes little more than a document of record.


Commonwealth Bank prices inaugural climate bond

31 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Commonwealth Bank of Aust

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has priced its first climate bond, raising $650 million to fund a range of renewable and low-carbon projects in Australia.


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