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Landcare Australia announces new CEO

02 September, 2009

Heather Campbell has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Landcare Australia and will commence her new role from 9 November.

HK Eco Expo to showcase the latest innovations in environmental protection rolls out

26 August, 2009

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 to sponsor National Water Week 2009

25 August, 2009

Grundfos Pumps Australia has confirmed it has come on board as a sponsor of National Water Week being held 18-24 October 2009.

AGIC appoints five new board directors

24 August, 2009

The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.

NSW government hosts sustainable retail round table

18 August, 2009

The NSW government will host a major business round table today to help develop the state’s sustainable retail market.

Australian government support for four energy innovations

04 August, 2009

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.

Funding boost to market enviro innovations

03 August, 2009

Eleven bright ideas in the environment sector will be brought to the market with the support of the Australian government.

Conference to establish a NSW and national Industrial Ecology Network

24 July, 2009

Participants in the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) Sustainability Advantage program have forged a partnership with the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) to host the inaugural Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference with a goal to establish a NSW and national Industrial Ecology Network.

Call for comment on the draft National Waste Policy Framework

09 July, 2009

Environment Minister Peter Garrett has invited comment on the draft National Waste Policy Framework — Less Waste More Resources.

Rating tool helps to clear the air

07 July, 2009

A new tool which rates the environmental features of multi-unit residential buildings will help reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions while delivering health benefits and financial savings for building occupants.

Grundfos announces first global GreenPlumbers partnership

02 July, 2009

Grundfos Pumps has joined with GreenPlumbers to help guide and support improved water and energy conservation practices.

IT students first in green revolution

30 June, 2009

Box Hill Institute’s new ‘Green IT’ students will be the first in Australia fully prepared to manage the government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme when it comes into effect in the near future. The Vocational Graduate Certificate in ICT Sustainability, teaching IT graduates how to implement sustainable IT initiatives, will be launched at Box Hill Institute on 25 August.

Industry alliance announced

29 June, 2009

IBM in the US has announced an industry alliance with key leaders in metering, monitoring, automation, data communications, software and analytics to provide smart solutions for energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management.

Biodiesel boost

23 June, 2009

A grants program for biodiesel production will kickstart the biodiesel industry in New Zealand, according to Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Assessment framework for certifications schemes

22 June, 2009

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released its new Assessment Framework for Forest Management Certification Schemes, as part of its ongoing review of the Green Star environmental rating tools for buildings.

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