Sustainability

The benefits of carbon sequestration in soil

23 June, 2017 by

An international team of soil experts says carbon sequestration in soil has the potential to enhance food security and mitigate climate change.


Vote now on Victoria's most loved building design

23 June, 2017 by

The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is calling on the public to vote for their favourite building design in its 22nd BDAV Building Design Awards.


Feeding wine waste to abalone

22 June, 2017 by

Researchers at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) have discovered that recycled wine waste is excellent abalone feed.


Local councils awarded for e-waste recycling efforts

22 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

MobileMuster, the mobile phone industry's product stewardship program, has recognised the efforts of local councils that have dramatically increased their collections and helped make recycling more accessible to the community.


Innovative projects awarded at Asian Utility Week 2017

19 June, 2017 by

The Asian Utility Innovators Awards have been presented to the most innovative projects and solutions across integrated systems, including smart meters, communications networks and data management systems.


Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan on track

19 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Unilever Australia

Six years into the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), Unilever has announced it is on track to meet most of its 50+ targets.


Battery standard in consultation stage

16 June, 2017 by

Consultation has commenced on the new draft standard for On-Site Battery Systems. Released by Standards Australia, the consultation draft is designed for this emerging technology to ensure that the different views amongst stakeholders are considered and appropriately balanced with community safety expectations.


10th State of the Energy Market report released

16 June, 2017 by

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has published its 10th annual State of the Energy Market report, highlighting the changing dynamics across the entire energy sector.


15 million Mexican meals donated to those in need

15 June, 2017 by

Healthy Mexican restaurant franchise Zambrero has announced it has donated over 15 million meals to those facing food scarcity through its Plate 4 Plate initiative.


The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International partner to ban testing of cosmetics on animals

15 June, 2017 by

The Body Shop has launched a campaign for a global ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals by 2020.


New chair appointed to the Clean Energy Regulator

14 June, 2017 by

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg has announced the appointment of David Parker AM as chair of the Clean Energy Regulator, responsible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy.


Guidelines for India's building code to reduce energy consumption

14 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: The University of Sydney

A joint research project between India and Australia has produced a new set of guidelines for India's building code that aims to reduce the energy consumption of the second most populated country in the world.


Finkel Review gets thumbs up from the sustainability sector

13 June, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has unveiled his blueprint to optimise the National Electricity Market as a world-class electricity system.


Hassett Park takes home 202020 Vision Green Design Award

13 June, 2017 by

A new urban park in the ACT, Hassett Park, was awarded the 202020 Vision Green Design Award at the Good Design Awards.


Strategic directions for the water industry

13 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Black & Veatch

Customer education, infrastructure modernisation and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry's perennial challenges posed by ageing infrastructure, according to the '2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report' released in the US.


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