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Make it so for communities in Australia and Asia

01 February, 2010 by

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia work with disadvantaged communities in Australia and Asia to improve their quality of life through sustainable and appropriate engineering projects.

Re-tooling grows business and saves water

01 February, 2010 by

Drought and the fundamental need to stay in business has brought on a radical process re-engineering effort at Radford Meats in Warragul, Victoria.

EcoForum encourages interdisciplinary thought

01 February, 2010

EcoForum Managing Director Paul Howlett said: “EcoForum is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary event designed to provide participants with the knowledge and networks they need to solve environmental problems and build business networks across the areas of climate change, water, waste and remediation.

Victorian 2010 Premier’s Sustainability Awards submissions invited

01 February, 2010

If your business uses resources sustainably and you would like to give your business a leg up, then make sure you enter the Victorian 2010 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Australians given the chance to 'make' their dream in a world-first competition

29 January, 2010

Have you ever wished your car could drive under water, or that your alarm clock woke you, but not your partner? Or that there was no longer a need for people to rely on wheelchairs?

Innovative behaviour change initiative for Perth

25 January, 2010

Leading-edge techniques in voluntary behaviour change will be employed to help Perth householders become more efficient in their use of energy, water, car travel and waste management.

Public comment requested for VCS agriculture and forestry land use methodology

25 January, 2010

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Program has posted an agriculture, forestry and other land use methodology on the VCS website for a 30-day public comment period.

CCS industry responds to global support program

25 January, 2010

In an address to delegates attending the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute’s CEO Nick Otter announced that it had received over 50 applications for its Project Funding and Support Program. The applications received represent more than AU$500m in assistance sought from CCS project proponents across the world.

Revised GBCA Green Star PVC credit released for comment

22 January, 2010

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is taking steps to recognise environmental advances made by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturers across Australia, in order to continue to drive production and use of best-practice materials.

EcoForum conference

11 January, 2010

Delegates at the EcoForum Conference & Exhibition in Sydney this February will hear about what is possibly the first indirect-to-potable stormwater harvesting project in Australia when presenter Chris Devitt from the drought-stricken city of Orange, New South Wales, describes how his council found a long-term, sustainable solution to a steady decline in water storage levels that had reached as low as 26.7% in August 2008.

How to tap into 'green' government grants

08 January, 2010

There is more than $3 billion in federal and state government 'green' grants and subsidies available and most companies do not know they are available or how to access them, according to sustainability consultancy Equilibrium OMG.

Global search is on for future sustainability leaders

17 December, 2009

The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is looking for people with the drive and potential to become sustainability leaders.

Streamline sustainable business program for Western Sydney industrial hub

16 December, 2009

Clean Up Australia Chairman and founder Ian Kiernan AO has joined Auburn and Parramatta City Councils for the launch of Streamline, a new sustainable business program designed to reduce water and energy use and minimise waste production in one of Sydney’s most significant industrial hubs.

$2.8m to help manufacturers go green

09 December, 2009

A brickworks, a dairy and a polyethylene plant are among 13 manufacturers Australia wide to benefit from the Rudd government’s Re-tooling for Climate Change program, to reduce water use or greenhouse gas emissions in their production processes.

Commercialisation help made simpler

01 December, 2009

The federal government will introduce a new, simpler form of assistance to companies seeking to take their ideas to market from early January 2010.

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