Sustainability

Campaign urges Victorians to save energy

22 June, 2006

Victorians have been encouraged to reduce their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign unveiled by the Victorian Government.


Thousands of Queensland students take on Earth Dialogues Challenge

15 June, 2006

One out of 8,000 Queensland school students taking part in a comprehensive education program will have the opportunity to deliver a keynote address alongside Mikhail Gorbachev at Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006: A World Forum for Resource Management and Sustainable Development.


Billboard company to sponsor Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006

14 June, 2006

A large Queensland billboard company is one of the major sponsors of the World Forum on the environment taking place in Brisbane in July this year.


World Environment Day 2006 Award winners

13 June, 2006

The United Nations Association of Australia announced the winners in this year’s World Environment Day Awards at a gala presentation at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel Rob Gell – Environmentalist and Victorian president of Greening Australia.


$20 million to go towards water saving devices

07 June, 2006

The Beattie Government has made $20 million available to local Councils to stage water audits and to install water saving devices.


Western Australia joins Nation Water Initiative

06 June, 2006

Ken Matthews, Chairman of the National Water Commission, has welcomed the signing by Western Australia of the National Water Initiative (NWI).


Online resource bank for sustainability issues

22 May, 2006

The growing demand for high quality environmental information for training programs of all sorts has led to the development of a web-based search framework and resource.


Federal opposition unveils ‘blueprint’ for climate change

05 May, 2006

Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley unveiled in March the Labor Party’s new blueprint for tackling climate change, including a commitment to reduce emissions by 60% by 2050.


Results of the 2006 National Pollution Inventory

04 May, 2006

The 2006 National Pollution Inventory (NPI) has shown that the majority of measured contaminants and emissions being discharged into Australia’s environment is decreasing, particularly in relation to mining operations and water management.


Rules to open up Sydney’s wastewater

03 May, 2006

The NSW government has accepted recommendations from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to reform the Sydney water industry.


NSW government continues fight on climate change

28 April, 2006

Retailers will have to offer an optional 10% Green Power component on new residential customer accounts under an ambitious greenhouse action plan that was unveiled by the NSW Premier, the Hon Morris Iemma, recently.


HK Eco Expo Asia

27 April, 2006

Eco Expo Asia will be held from the 27-30 October at the recently opened Asia-World Expo venue, in Hong Kong.


Innovative approach to water saving

18 April, 2006

Like many Australians, millions of Britons are reeling from water restrictions.


Saving water sweetens bottom line

03 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Busch Australia Pty Ltd

Snow Confectionery is implementing a world first in vacuum pump technology - designed to reduce water consumption by 50% and save seven million litres of water every year


More companies reporting on sustainability

30 March, 2006

More Australian companies are reporting annually on sustainability, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell said recently.


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