Sustainability

Leather alternative made of fungi

28 November, 2019

Researchers are using fungal mycelium to produce a skin-like material that could serve as an alternative to leather and be suitable for industrial production.


Heat mitigation trial proves successful for Adelaide Airport

26 November, 2019

The smart use of water to maintain soil moisture and cultivate green space can reduce average ambient temperatures at Adelaide Airport by more than 3°C.


Tracking the banks' commitments to net zero

13 November, 2019

The nation's 20 largest banks are taking steps to reduce emissions from their operations and investments, but activity is ad hoc and not fully aligned with the Paris Agreement.


CSIRO land degradation mapping awarded

11 November, 2019

The award-winning work has been adopted by the United Nations and more than 140 countries to track and compare progress in addressing land degradation.


Unlocking the power of reporting: businesses and the SDGs

07 November, 2019 by Peter Paul van de Wijs*

How reporting and partnerships can drive corporate change towards accomplishing the SDGs and lead to ideas for new collaborations.


APCO guideline launch will guide sustainable food packaging

04 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation

The guidelines will provide organisations with a framework for reviewing and implementing more sustainable food service packaging options.


$165 billion opportunity for sustainable infrastructure

31 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

A project database of $165 billion represents an opportunity for sustainable infrastructure to enhance productivity and quality of life while reducing environmental impact.


Sustainability at The House

29 October, 2019

The Sydney Opera House has announced its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Fremantle Biennale sheds light on climate change issues

29 October, 2019

A light installation at the second edition of the Fremantle Biennale art program, Undercurrent 19, calls attention to rising water levels and climate change.


E+H employees run for water access

24 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Endress+Hauser employees have run and walked more than 2300 km to fund a water aid project in the Vietnamese province of Kon Tum.


Govt prepares for summer fish deaths

14 October, 2019

The government has released a Native Fish Emergency Response Plan to protect the Murray–Darling Basin's native fish ahead of an expected hot and dry summer.


Applications open for Scopus Researcher Awards

14 October, 2019

The awards recognise outstanding researchers in Australia and New Zealand who have made significant contributions to their fields and areas of research.


Bolstering bridges against climate change

14 October, 2019

Ultimately, climate change will affect the world's bridges, but to what extent?


Enable wins Premier's Sustainability Award

11 October, 2019

Enable Social Enterprises has taken out the Premier's Recognition Award at the Premier's Sustainability Awards for its work employing disadvantaged people in a successful e-waste business.


Nothing fishy about Commonwealth-managed fisheries

09 October, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, Australia's Commonwealth-managed fisheries have been deemed to be in good shape and fished sustainably.


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