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Sustainability trade mission to Israel

28 June, 2011

A sustainability trade mission to Israel in November will coincide with the Watec 2011 - the International Water, Energy, Cleantech and Environmental Control Exhibition and conference in Tel-Aviv.

Clean technologies competition

23 June, 2011

Businesses with great ideas for tackling climate change are being encouraged to enter a national competition that could see Australian innovation become a global success. The Australian Clean Technologies Ideas Competition, linked to the international Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition, will showcase clean technolgies with economic and environmental benefits.

Woolworths funding for sustainable prawn fishery

22 June, 2011

Funding of $25,000 from Woolworths’ Fresh Food Future program will assist a prawn fishery in northern Australia achieve Marine Stewardship Council certification for sustainable fishing practices.

Canon environmental grant applications now open

21 June, 2011

Canon is calling for applications for its environmental grants program. The company is looking to source ideas on how its products can be used to benefit environmental and community-based projects.

$4.2m in grants for climate change adaptation

21 June, 2011

Federal grants worth $4.2m have been announced for priority research for assisting Australian communities prepare for climate change.

Peak business group supports Garnaut's carbon tax price

03 June, 2011

A group of national business leaders has called on the federal government to move swiftly towards a carbon price of between $20 and $30 per tonne in order to create a solid incentive to drive innovation.

Be rewarded for saving energy

26 May, 2011 by

Ilum-a-Lite has announced that a number of its energy-saving products have been approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) for inclusion in the state government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) - meaning projects undertaken by Ilum-a-Lite can deliver substantial cash rebates.

Ai forum highlights compressed air audit benefits

25 May, 2011

A recent Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) forum has provided insight into how compressed air audits can reduce energy consumption and costs and optimise use of technology.

Lighting generates revenue

25 May, 2011 by

IPART recently endorsed energy-efficient lighting upgrades carried out by EELCO - The Energy Efficient Lighting Company, by deeming many of its projects as able to generate revenue under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).

Green Star's program receives federal funding

24 May, 2011

The development of the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Green Star - Communities rating tool is now receiving support from the federal government.

Schneider Electric now MESA certified

24 May, 2011

Schneider Electric has achieved the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association’s Certificate of Competency.

Suez Environnement joins the FTSE4Good Index

02 May, 2011

SITA’s parent company, Suez Environnement, has joined the FTSE4Good Index.

Sydney printing company achieves sustainability gold

27 April, 2011 by Glenn Johnson

Sydney printing company Focus Press started out in 1994 with only four people, but has since grown to 100 people at two locations. Now it has another achievement to be proud of - becoming one of the few printing companies that can claim to be truly environmentally sustainable. This achievement in sustainability leadership has been recognised by the NSW Government, with Focus Press being awarded with Gold Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage program of the Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (DECCW), in January 2011.

National program targets sustainability and profitability in manufacturing

07 April, 2011

The Gillard Government has established a national Clean 21 Technology Innovation Network to help small and medium businesses reduce running costs and become more competitive, sustainable and help protect the environment.

Manufacturers and producers go green

06 April, 2011

A meat processor and a dairy manufacturer are among 16 Australian manufacturers going green to tackle climate change and ensure a healthier future for all Australians.

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