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Seeking a sustainable timber industry

30 November, 2009

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.

The Rocks' Christmas tree created from recycled bottles

27 November, 2009

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 'green start' for vulnerable Australians

26 November, 2009

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.

Fuji Xerox Australia launches campaign for responsible paper procurement

23 November, 2009

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.

Risk modelling shows crunch time for climate change action is at hand

12 November, 2009

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.

$20.6m in Climate Ready grants to support 324 jobs

11 November, 2009

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.

Government welcomes revamped standards process

05 November, 2009

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.

RSTechED 2009 delivers information excellence

05 November, 2009

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.

$16.4m for 37 grants to cut office emissions

04 November, 2009

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

20 October, 2009

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.

Technology clean-up

19 October, 2009

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 selected for Dow Jones indexes

01 October, 2009

Veolia Environnement has confirmed its selection in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good index.

$2m in funding now available for smart water projects

30 September, 2009

The Smart Water Fund has announced the availability of $2m in grants to help find smarter ways to conserve Victoria’s water supplies.

Get involved in National Water Week

30 September, 2009

National Water Week is being held from 18-24 October 2009, with the theme of Securing our Water Future.

Cadbury Dairy Milk to go Fairtrade in 2010

11 September, 2009

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.

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