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.
Landcare Week from 7-13 September is designed to celebrate Landcare groups and their projects. One event being organised is called the Source to Sea which involves Landcare members, ambassadors and sponsors kayaking down the Hawkesbury and Parramatta rivers and meeting with Landcare groups working along the waterways.
Heather Campbell has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Landcare Australia and will commence her new role from 9 November.
From 28-31 October 2009, Hong Kong will be an environmental hub as the specially tailored trading platform, Eco Expo Asia, that showcases the latest innovations in environmental protection rolls out at AsiaWorld-Expo.
Grundfos Pumps Australia has confirmed it has come on board as a sponsor of National Water Week being held 18-24 October 2009.
The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.
The NSW government will host a major business round table today to help develop the state’s sustainable retail market.
A small wind turbine that can be used to generate energy in urban locations and a low-cost, water-borne solar-power generator feature among four bright ideas in the energy sector to benefit from Australian government support to bring them to market.
Eleven bright ideas in the environment sector will be brought to the market with the support of the Australian government.