New green building report for councils

13 June, 2007

A report from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Oceania (ICLEI Oceania) and the Building Commission highlights nine key pathways for local government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable buildings.

Australians take up climate change challenge

12 June, 2007

The Banksia Environmental Foundation has announced its Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year finalists for the annual Banksia Awards 2007.

CSIRO begins climate project with China

08 June, 2007

CSIRO and the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) have signed a two-year funding agreement for collaboration between CSIRO statisticians and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science.

Sustainability Victoria grant awarded

04 June, 2007

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has received a $990,000 grant from the Sustainability Fund, a Victorian government initiative managed by Sustainability Victoria, for its salt and water reduction and re-use strategy.

Graduate students showcase design ideas for a sustainable future

31 May, 2007

Among the exciting line up of graduate student work to be exhibited at the Society for Responsible Design ChangeX 2007 exhibition, will be a number of eco-friendly designs including an environmentally sound shower system for the homeless, a system for upgrading storm water for local use and a combined system for domestic grey water recycling that also monitors water saving.

South Australia's water industry leaders revealed

30 May, 2007

Five leading South Australian water industry businesses and one committed individual were recognised at the 2007 Water Industry Alliance Awards.

Carbon neutral web host

29 May, 2007

Web hosting company, ilisys has claimed that it is the first web hosting company of its kind to achieve carbon neutrality in Australia

Principal risk assessment consultant appointed

28 May, 2007

Dr Garry Smith, formerly director and professor of environmental management at the Institute of Environmental Studies UNSW, has been appointed as a principal risk assessment consultant at HLA-Envirosciences.

Turning waste cardboard into fuel

23 February, 2007 | Supplied by: CSIRO - Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals

CSIRO has developed an innovative solution to two very different problems confronting two industries in the remote community of King Island in the Bass Strait

Generating power from methane emissions

29 January, 2007

A CSIRO technology called VAMCAT (Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine) is poised to take a sizeable bite out of methane emissions with a greenhouse effect equivalent to more than 237 million tonnes of carbon dioxide

Water-saving device

20 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Aqua-technique

A large quantity of water is wasted from hot water outlets while waiting for the hot water to arrive. Using the Aqua-technique water saver system, this water is re-circulated, saved and reused, so that it is not lost.

Eco Expo Asia - an international success

07 November, 2006

Companies from Hong Kong and all over the world exhibited at Eco Expo Asia, an environmental protection trade fair organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and Messe Frankfurt. The expo was held in October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

Randwick Council crash tackles climate change

30 October, 2006

Randwick residents will be able to convert their home electricity supply, at no extra cost, to ‘green power’ accredited electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind turbines and low-impact hydro.

Energy-saving controller

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Powerboss Integra Intelligent Motor Controller is designed to control electric motors and can achieve energy savings.

Finalists for National Sustainable Business Awards announced

04 October, 2006

This month, New Zealand’s top sustainable businesses will be gathering together in Auckland to celebrate their achievements, including energy efficiency programs, recycling, product innovation, involvement in the community and staff led initiatives.

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