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$6m to keep Victoria beautiful and litter free

15 March, 2010

Premier John Brumby has announced a $6m litter package that will help reduce litter across Victoria by 25% within the next five years.

NZ revised acoustics Standard published for wind farm noise

01 March, 2010

Standards New Zealand has published NZS 6808:2010 Acoustics - Wind farm noise. The revised and improved Standard recommends limits on wind farm noise.

New approach for building rating tools

26 February, 2010

A new agreement between Australia’s two leading environmental rating tools for buildings - Green Star and NABERS - will deliver a more consistent and compatible approach to building rating.

Evolving to low-energy buildings at ARBS 2010

19 February, 2010

The 2010 Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services exhibition (ARBS 2010) has opened online registrations and will welcome visitors between 12-14 April at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Three companies star in campaign to curb business energy waste

04 February, 2010

Three New Zealand businesses are to showcase their energy efficiency on national TV, with the start of a campaign promoting the benefits of energy management.

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.

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