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Painting industry launches training scheme to reduce waste

14 September, 2010

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.

Rod Leaver named chairman of National Business Leaders Forum

07 September, 2010

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.

State governments support ‘Green star communities’

07 September, 2010

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.

Pump optimisation seminar

07 September, 2010

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.

National peak industry body for the recyling industry launched

07 September, 2010

A new national peak industry lobby organisation has been launched in Sydney at the Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference.

Concept to creation: agricultural waste to energy

26 August, 2010

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.

New national initiative for environmental education

27 July, 2010

A new national initiative to improve the delivery of environmental education programs was launched at the Enviro10 Conference in Melbourne last week.

Victoria set to lead the nation in reducing greenhouse pollution

26 July, 2010

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.

Advancing sustainability in infrastructure

19 July, 2010

The Gillard Labor Government has approved $100,000 in funding for the Australian Green Infrastructure Council’s (AGIC) development of a Sustainability Rating Scheme.

Research partnership aims to improve sustainability of Australia’s retail sector

02 July, 2010

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.

Standards on sustainability in building

20 May, 2010

A new edition of ‘ASTM International Standards on Sustainability in Building’ is available on CD-ROM.

EPA awards Yalumba's sustainability journey

19 May, 2010

The Environment Protection Authority is presenting The Yalumba Wine Company with South Australia's first EPA Accredited Sustainability Licence.

$5.5m to help 22 manufacturers go green

17 May, 2010

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.

$18m to help office buildings go green

13 May, 2010

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.

$23m for the nation’s new national waste policy

12 May, 2010

Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett says the government will invest $23 million over five years to deliver Australia’s new landmark National Waste Policy.

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