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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.


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.


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