A new statewide accredited training program, Sustainable Painting Practices, is now available for WA painting contractors and retailers to help them reduce waste, encourage recycling and provide advice in sustainable products.
The CEO of Lend Lease Australia, Rod Leaver, has been named as the new chairman of the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development, a peak business advocacy group which represents Australian business in the environment and social sustainability spheres.
The proposed Green Star - Communities rating tool is set to become a voluntary national standard. Every state and territory Government Land Organisation in Australia has agreed to a memorandum of understanding which will support the development of the Green Building Council of Australia’s rating tool for sustainable communities.
A full-day seminar called 'Optimisation of energy efficiency in pumping systems' is being held by Pump Industry Australia on 7 October 2010 at the Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne.
A new national peak industry lobby organisation has been launched in Sydney at the Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference.
Engineers Australia has selected the ‘Make it so’ idea, which will be made a reality by the engineering profession. It is to ‘make it so’ developing communities can re-use their agricultural waste to create energy for cooking and heating.
A new national initiative to improve the delivery of environmental education programs was launched at the Enviro10 Conference in Melbourne last week.
Environment Victoria has strongly welcomed the Brumby Government’s Climate Change White Paper released today, saying that the new greenhouse targets and policy package positioned Victoria as the leading state on climate change nationally.
The Gillard Labor Government has approved $100,000 in funding for the Australian Green Infrastructure Council’s (AGIC) development of a Sustainability Rating Scheme.
Lend Lease and the University of Newcastle, with the support of the Australian Government’s Australian Research Council, have formed a research partnership to investigate possibilities in improving sustainability in the retail sector.
A new edition of ‘ASTM International Standards on Sustainability in Building’ is available on CD-ROM.
The Environment Protection Authority is presenting The Yalumba Wine Company with South Australia's first EPA Accredited Sustainability Licence.
A food manufacturer, an electroplating company and a manufacturer of sailboat hardware are among the latest businesses to receive a Re-tooling for Climate Change grant to save water or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thirty-nine commercial office buildings around Australia will have their greenhouse gas emissions cut by 30,000 tonnes a year as a result of the latest grants under the Rudd government’s Green Building Fund.
Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett says the government will invest $23 million over five years to deliver Australia’s new landmark National Waste Policy.