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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.

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.

$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.

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.

Landcare Week

03 September, 2009

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.

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.

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