Sustainability

New environmental grants book for 2006 released

25 January, 2006

Environmental consultancy, Molino Stewart, has put together a resource for the community and industry that will help get more environmental projects off the ground.


Energy and water saving in NSW

19 December, 2005

One of the NSW government's water and energy savings initiatives is for certain categories of high water and energy users (as well as state agencies and local councils) to be required to prepare Savings Action Plans setting out measures to save water and energy. This approach is designed to improve water and energy efficiency in New South Wales and encourage cost-effective investments.


American Honda generating its own electricity

03 December, 2005

Establishing a reputation for environmentally-conscious products, American Honda is dedicated to environmental responsibility. Recently, it established the ability to generate its own electricity using natural gas


Blower energy recovery heat exchanger

28 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.pumpsystems.co.nz/

Lackeby Products has developed a water/air heat exchanger to extend the life of membranes used in aeration tanks at sites such as wastewater treatment plants. The unit recovers or regains energy heat from the blower-produced air stream which then can be used for the heating for ventilation systems or tap water.


Social responsibility investment index launches

12 November, 2005

Research and ratings agency, ReputTex has launched its Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) Index.


Food from winery waste

03 November, 2005

The Australian wine industry is set to benefit significantly from a novel technology being developed at the University of South Australia that enables winery wastewater to be turned into a valuable protein-rich feed source for farm animals


Victorian Government announces Enviro 06 partnership

12 September, 2005

The Victorian government has announced its partnership in the Enviro 06 Convention & Exhibition, which will be held in Melbourne from 7-10 May next year.


Waste neutral project in Cornwall

03 August, 2005

The huge domes housing different climatic environments are an instantly recognisable feature of the Eden Project in Cornwall. But perhaps less well known is the research into sustainable development that is a cornerstone of the Eden Project


Water management for coal operating

03 July, 2005

Sykes Group and BHP Billiton have worked together to design an efficient and environmentally friendly water management system for the Mt Arthur Coal Operations in the Hunter Valley


ANSTO reports on its corporate social responsibility

25 June, 2005

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of the first Australian government agencies to publish a corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.


Hot water system

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wilsonhotwater.com.au

The Wilson ECOHP commercial hot water system is suitable for dairy farmers who use the system for sterilisation and wash-down of milking machines and lines.


Composting machine

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.powerscreen.com/

The Orion 1400 Trommel composting machine offers the processor a versatile and productive screening plant. Both wheeled and tracked versions are available and the machine working angle is hydraulically adjustable.


Desert Cube waterless urinal

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: Desert Ecosystems Pty Ltd

The Desert Cube waterless urinal system uses a small dissolvable microbial cube which eliminates the need for a flushing mechanism. The system uses the existing urinal bowl or trough, transforming it to a waterless system.


And the winner is...

07 June, 2005

The winner of our first draw of the 6 GB, 1500 song iPod Mini is Ann Perkins of Roche Mining in Queensland. Congratulations Ann.


Composting mobile phones

03 June, 2005

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Management Group, in conjunction with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd, have devised a novel way to recycle discarded mobile telephones - bury them and watch them transform into the flower of your choice


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