The Green Building Council of Australia has announced the release of a revised Timber credit, effective 1 January 2010, which allows for equal consideration of the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) schemes.
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority has installed Sydney's most unique Christmas tree on George Street, The Rocks, which is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
A new $130 million program to help improve the energy and water efficiency of low-income and disadvantaged Australian households has been announced by Environment Minister Peter Garrett.
As part of its commitment to helping customers reduce their environmental impact, Fuji Xerox Australia has launched a new campaign to educate businesses about paper procurement.
New modelling shows that a better than even chance of avoiding 2 degree warming is still possible, but only if agreement is reached and implemented within the next 12 months, researchers from Victoria University have warned.
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced $20.6 million in grants to 32 businesses for projects supporting around 324 green jobs under the Rudd government's Climate Ready program.
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has welcomed a revised business model for Standards Australia, which restores support for the development of standards in the public interest.
Rockwell Automation hosted its 10th annual RSTechED educational forum in Sydney and Melbourne during early October, giving attendees information and insight into today’s business information challenges.
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced 37 green building projects that will cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 38,000 tonnes a year.
Sustainability reporting training is set to become more accessible to organisations around Australia and New Zealand as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) announces sustainability consultancy ZOOiD as a certified training partner for the region.
A community recycling event was held in Canberra on 17 October. The event, run by Dell and the Australia National University (ANU), invited Canberra residents to deposit computers, monitors and most IT accessories of any brand to its recycling drop-off point at ANU.
Veolia Environnement has confirmed its selection in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good index.
The Smart Water Fund has announced the availability of $2m in grants to help find smarter ways to conserve Victoria’s water supplies.
National Water Week is being held from 18-24 October 2009, with the theme of Securing our Water Future.
Cadbury Australia and Fairtrade Labelling Australia & New Zealand have announced plans for Cadbury Dairy Milk to achieve Fairtrade certification by Easter 2010. This means cocoa farmers and communities can look forward to a better and brighter future as Fairtrade cocoa sales increase in Ghana and new Fairtrade opportunities open up for cocoa growers in other parts of the world.