Industry News

  • 15th Jun 16 12:00 AM

    EE Awards 2016

    Nominations Open for the AAEE Environmental Educator of the Year Award 2016 Each Chapter is encouraged to nominate a member who has achieved significant outcomes within their groups’ work in support of Education for Sustainability. 2016 Nominations Close 25 July. Visit the EE Awards web page for more information and a nomination form.

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  • 30th May 16 12:00 AM

    Keeping Warm for the Planet

    Winter has breezed in and we're starting to feel the chill. We've put together 10 tips to help keep your house warm without breaking the bank or using excess energy.

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  • 30th May 16 12:00 AM

    Learn From The New Wave In Innovation

    Australian innovators are leading the way in sustainability solutions. Learn from three of the best.

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  • 30th May 16 12:00 AM

    How Does Laundry Powder Help Trees Grow?

    Since 2008, Aware Environmental Solutions, the maker of Orange Power and Aware products, have contributed over $750,000 towards Planet Ark's campaigns turning your decisions into more trees and better recycling.

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  • 27th May 16 12:00 AM

    Inspirational teachers share their story on improving student performance (CPD points)

    Join the very popular Grounds for Learning Teachers Webinar hosted by Planet Ark and Cool Australia on the 16th June from 4 - 5 pm.

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  • 27th May 16 12:00 AM

    Wood First Policy in Tasmania

    Tasmania has announced it will be the first state in Australia to adopt a wood encouragement policy, which requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered as the first-choice construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects.

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  • 26th May 16 12:00 AM

    New report confirms IUCN assessment of climate change as biggest threat to World Heritage

    Climate change is now the most significant risk for World Heritage sites and for the benefits they provide, including economic well-being through sustainable tourism, confirms a new report by UNESCO, UNEP and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in collaboration with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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  • 20th May 16 12:00 AM

    World's Tallest Mass Timber Building Is Underway In Vancouver

    Construction of the world's tallest mass timber building is underway in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 2,563 tonnes, equivalent to taking 630 cars from the road.

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  • 19th May 16 12:00 AM

    Thank You For Your Feedback

    The winner of a new tablet for completing the BusinessRecycling user survey has been drawn. Mark Delany of QLD was the lucky recipient of a tablet of his choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until 9am Monday 23rd May 2016.

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  • 18th May 16 12:00 AM

    2016 Research Symposium

    Expression of Interest - Conference Research Symposium  Closing: 8 June Event date:  Tuesday 4th October, 2016. 10:00am – 5:00pm The key purpose of the Research Symposium is to deliver a high quality, interactive, conversation driven event that contributes to the development and growth of our environmental and sustainability education research communities in Australasia. All participants must […]

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  • 18th May 16 12:00 AM

    AAEE Biennial Conference 2018 – Call for Hosts

    The National Executive of AAEE has recently adopted a conference protocol that establishes a fair and equitable nomination and selection process for all future biennial conferences. Visit our AAEE Conference 2018 web page for details on the nomination process. Submission close 1 September 2016.

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  • 16th May 16 12:00 AM

    NSW Resource Recovery Grants Now Open

    Applications are invited for Round 3 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program and Round 2 of the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management grants program. Delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, these programs aim to increase recycling of household, business and problem waste.

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  • 12th May 16 12:00 AM

    Who Made the Top Ten Cartridge Recyclers

    2015 was another great year for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to the top ten returners. Were you one of them?

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  • 11th May 16 12:00 AM

    First ever IUCN World Environmental Law Congress identifies key priorities for the future

    The fundamental role of the rule of law in delivering a sustainable future was the theme of the first ever IUCN World Environmental Law Congress organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) in Rio de Janeiro at the end of April.

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  • 10th May 16 12:00 AM

    Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

    The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to invite you to the 2016 WCRA Industry Update. We have organised an afternoon program that includes presentations on a range of topics that affect your business and industry including environmental, road transport, local government and WHS.

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  • 10th May 16 12:00 AM

    New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This will significantly increase knowledge on the extinction risk of more than 28,000 species, including many that are key food sources for a significant portion of the global population.

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  • 9th May 16 12:00 AM

    Cash For Containers In NSW - It Pays To Recycle

    Containers in NSW will be worth 10 cents a pop from July 2017, ensuring our parks, beaches and streets will be cleaner

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  • 9th May 16 12:00 AM

    Check out the top 10 Cartridge Recyclers

    2015 was another great yeart for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to top the ten returners. Were you one of them?

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  • 6th May 16 12:00 AM

    Mother's Day green gift ideas

    Is your mum over cliched, useless gifts? Here are some ideas that won't break the bank or the planet...

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  • 6th May 16 12:00 AM

    Saharan addax antelope faces imminent extinction

    Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope – to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.

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