Sustainability

Carbon neutral public service program update

09 April, 2008

Agencies in the core public service released their carbon emissions inventories and carbon reduction plans as the first step in New Zealand's Carbon Neutral Public Service program, announced Environment Minister Trevor Mallard. 


Young environmentalists recognised

08 April, 2008

For the first time in 2008, Australia’s young environmentalists aged 15 to 25 can apply for the Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year Award.


Carbon to be the biggest global commodity market by 2012

03 April, 2008

Adapting to the emerging carbon constrained economy will become vital to business success in the face of increasing regulation and pressure from consumers according to Carbon Planet.


Call for applications

03 April, 2008

SAI Global Limited is inviting applications for the 20th Annual Australian Business Excellence Awards, as well as its Systems Excellence Awards.


Online climate tools benefit farmers

03 April, 2008

Two tools released as part of a Bureau of Meteorology project will make it possible for farmers to find out more about rainfall and climate.


Organic farmers have internal carbon advantage

02 April, 2008

Biological Farmers of Australia, an Australian organic representative group, says certified organic farm systems have contributed to carbon storage through soil sequestration for years.


Australians want climate change solutions at home

10 March, 2008

A survey of more than 2000 households in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and South Australia has revealed that more than 75% of Australians want to reduce energy consumption in the home and implement a rapid response to climate change.


Program to offset carbon emissions

10 March, 2008

Greening Australia and the Tasmanian government entered into an Australian-first partnership today following Premier Lennon’s announcement in state parliament regarding the government’s commitment to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions.


Groundwater hydrology lectures announced

05 March, 2008

EnviroEquip, in conjunction with In-Situ Inc, has introduced the Groudwater Hydrology Lectures. The lectures will be presented by Dr Ted Way, a senior hydrologist and educator with over 40 years of experience.


Irrigation conference to be opened by Water Minister

05 March, 2008

The Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, will officially open the Irrigation Australia 2008 conference and deliver the first keynote address in May.


Conference gets government support

04 March, 2008

Enviro 08, Australia’s Environmental and Sustainability Conference and Exhibition is set for Melbourne Exhibition Conference Centre 5 -7 May.


Next Big Thing Award 2008

28 February, 2008

Clever innovators, inventors and creative small businesses can win over $50,000 in cash and prizes by entering Innovic’s Next Big Thing Award 2008 before applications close on 14 March 2008.


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


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