Sustainability

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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