Sustainability

Environmental champions honoured

27 February, 2008

Nominations are now open for the 2008 Green Ribbon Awards, which honour New Zealand’s environmental heroes, according to Environment Minister Trevor Mallard.


Water trading could help Australia adapt to climate change

26 February, 2008

Water trading is one of the tools the water resource sector will use to adapt to the effects of climate change.


Economics and the environment

25 February, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

A small audience of the general public listened to two of Australia's most prominent scientists discuss how the economic costs of trying to reach the 2050 carbon reduction targets of 60% would come at a very small cost to the wider community


Print control software

25 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Print Associates Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

A single office worker can print out up to 15,000 A4 sheets of paper a year. By a conservative estimate, a business of, say, 5000 people creates 65 t of CO2 through the paper they use each year.


'Green' glasshouse for red tomatoes

25 February, 2008

The first stages of d'VineRipe's $30 million truss tomato glasshouse at Two Wells, South Australia, has opened. The glasshouse is owned by Victor Smorgon Group and agribusiness investment manager, Timbercorp Limited


Joint forces fund climate collaboration

15 February, 2008

Two of New Zealand’s philanthropic organisations have joined forces to fund the creation of a foundation to stimulate practical solutions to the challenges of climate change.


Sustainable business podcast series launched

13 February, 2008

The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DECC) Sustainability Advantage program has launched a podcast series featuring global sustainable business expert, Dr Bob Willard.


New sustainability standard set for heritage buildings

08 February, 2008

A NSW government project has set a benchmark for environmental sustainability in heritage buildings, according to Planning Minister Frank Sartor.


Answers to Australia’s water security

07 February, 2008

The ongoing issues around water security and supply in Australia make the Irrigation Australia 2008 Conference and Exhibition a must for anyone in irrigation in rural or urban communities.


Call for nominations for the Thiess Riverprize

05 February, 2008

Nominations for the Thiess Riverprize will close on 28 March 2008. The Thiess Riverprizes recognise and reward best practice in the restoration and management of river systems around the world.


Specialist water division formed

01 February, 2008

In a move designed to reinforce its sustainability credentials across a broad range of building and development areas, Bonacci Group has formed a new operating division called Bonacci Water.


Climate change report puts Australia low on global list

30 January, 2008

Australia has been given a low global ranking for environmental performance, mainly because of its assessment as a climate change laggard.


Carbon neutral cabinet

29 January, 2008

South Australia’s cabinet ministers have announced plans to offset the greenhouse gases used in the course of their duties, including all air travel.


National competition to help save the planet

25 January, 2008

The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine has joined with the Australian Conservation Foundation and Visy Recycling to find — and encourage — young people to become environmental heroes by developing ideas and practical solutions for recycling waste; fighting climate change, reducing carbon emissions and saving our endangered wildlife.


Economists help to improve global warming forecasts

24 January, 2008

Climate scientists are collaborating with experts in economic theory to improve their forecasting models and assess more accurately the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.


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