Eco Stories

Congratulations Multipro Civil Pty Ltd – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

Congratulations Multipro Civil Pty Ltd – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

| September 10, 2014 | Reply

Campbellfield-based construction company Multipro Civil Pty Ltd has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Birrarung Marr Stormwater Harvesting Project, providing fit-for-purpose irrigation water for the city park on the bank of the Yarra River. Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulates the Multipro Civil team for their innovative work […]

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Congratulations Officeworks – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

Congratulations Officeworks – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

| September 10, 2014 | Reply

Officeworks has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Responsible Retailing project, reducing waste and introducing product stewardship programs. Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulates the Officeworks team for their innovative work and said they are an excellent example of leadership in sustainability. “Officeworks has been recognised by judges […]

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Carbon offset project delivering for slum families in India

Carbon offset project delivering for slum families in India

| September 4, 2014 | Reply

Ashadesh, which means ‘hope-country’ in the Bengali language, is a social enterprise working in the slums of Kolkata, India. It was started by Aussies Steve and Jane Wilson, who in 2010 moved with their two children to make their home in an urban poor Kolkata community. Every day many of their neighbours and other families […]

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Robots to ResQu rainforests from purple plague

Robots to ResQu rainforests from purple plague

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Australia’s rare and precious rainforests, like the iconic Daintree, could have an unexpected aerial ally in the battle against weeds – autonomous helicopters. Two Project ResQu helicopters developed by CSIRO completed trial flights near Cairns, locating weeds like the dreaded ‘purple plague’, Miconia calvescens, faster and more reliably than ever. Developed by robotics researchers at […]

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‘Flying’ marine research kit arrives in Hobart

‘Flying’ marine research kit arrives in Hobart

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

A new class oceanographic research instrument has arrived at CSIRO in Hobart to be part of the suite of onboard equipment on Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator. The TRIAXUS is made from carbon fibre, hydrodynamically designed to be towed up to 3km behind the ship and to collect data quickly, while ‘flying’ […]

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River red gum – more than just a tree

River red gum – more than just a tree

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

So much more than just a tree, the river red gum has been central to the tensions between economic, social and environmental values of rivers and floodplain landscapes in Australia – perhaps more so than any other Australian plant or animal. Flooded Forest and Desert Creek: Ecology and History of the River Red Gum, a […]

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Eco Awards & Events

Congratulations Conservation Volunteers Australia- finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Congratulations Conservation Volunteers Australia- finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards

| September 10, 2014 | Reply

A partnership between Conservation Volunteers Australia and Parks Victoria has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards

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Sketch your way along a trail of rainforests and villages during the Draw on the Mountains competition

Sketch your way along a trail of rainforests and villages during the Draw on the Mountains competition

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Australia’s only drawing festival and Sketchbook Trail returns to the eco arts centre, Wild Valley Art Park in the Blue Mountains, between 15 September until 19 October 2014. The second creative self-explore journey Draw on the Mountain and Sketchbook Trail competition is designed for artists and enthusiasts, including children, to experience secret and iconic Blue […]

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Butt Out and Bin It

Butt Out and Bin It

| August 19, 2014 | Reply

Cigarette butts consistently feature at the top of the list of littered items in Australia – and it’s time to butt out and bin it! Keep Australia Beautiful Week takes place from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st August 2014. Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held late August each year, to raise awareness about the simple […]

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Blue Skies In The Future For The Australian Seafood Community

Blue Skies In The Future For The Australian Seafood Community

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

Over the coming weekend, Sydney will play host to a ‘Seafood Community Think Tank’. This two-day event will provide the opportunity for participants to think ‘out-of-the-box’ and develop fresh ideas, innovative solutions and new policy options for the future. Blue-sky thinking is not a term that intuitively springs to mind when talking about the seafood […]

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National Tree Day highlights value of nature the community

National Tree Day highlights value of nature the community

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

Planet Ark are inviting you to get into nature and grow for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. “National Tree Day is the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and the local community,” says National Tree Day Manager Debbie Agnew. National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 200,000 people […]

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G20: Meeting Global Challenges? – Strengthening the G20’s Accountability and Effectiveness

G20: Meeting Global Challenges? – Strengthening the G20’s Accountability and Effectiveness

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

Is the G20 meeting global challenges? To address this question the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute for International Policy is hosting a conference:  ‘G20: Meeting Global Challenges? – Strengthening the G20’s Accountability and Effectiveness’ on 25 June 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Melbourne. The conference will bring together a number of high-profile […]

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Habitat

Shark control programs a serious threat to critically endangered grey nurse sharks

Shark control programs a serious threat to critically endangered grey nurse sharks

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Humane Society International (HSI) has today welcomed the long awaited publication of the Recovery Plan for the Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus). HSI has long advocated the need for greater conservation efforts to be dedicated to the grey nurse shark, whose east coast population is listed as critically endangered. As a member of the recovery […]

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Save the Koala in September

Save the Koala in September

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

September is Save the Koala Month; the annual fundraising and awareness campaign from the Australian Koala Foundation. Even though the Koala was listed as a protected species in May 2012, there is still a lot to be done and September is the time that the Australian public can lend a hand and really make a […]

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Dingo Advocates Fear QPWS Sliding Back into Old Patterns of Dingo Mismanagement

Dingo Advocates Fear QPWS Sliding Back into Old Patterns of Dingo Mismanagement

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

President of the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program, and animal research ethics expert, Dr Ian Gunn, stated today that the recent destruction of three sub-adult dingoes on Fraser Island for an alleged ‘savage’ attack is a poor reflection upon the new Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service dingo management strategy. Dr Gunn stated: ‘After the […]

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From caves to the classroom

From caves to the classroom

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

The latest chapter in a long history of mapping technology innovation at Jenolan Caves will see students from around Australia explore the caves in virtual reality as part of Australia’s biggest school excursion. From classrooms around the country, students will go on a digital journey exploring the iconic Jenolan Caves, an important scientific environment full […]

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Appeal reveals uranium threat to WA’s biggest National Park

Appeal reveals uranium threat to WA’s biggest National Park

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

A coalition of state and national environmental groups have raised concerns about water contamination and other impacts on WA’s largest National Park

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Let’s hear it for citizen scientists!

Let’s hear it for citizen scientists!

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Citizen science is booming in Australia, revealing previously unknown features of the continent and saving governments a ton of money. “There’s a nationwide trend towards scientific reporting by skilled amateur observers, especially among young Australians,” says Professor Hugh Possingham, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). “For the first time we […]

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Clean Energy

Photon Energy and Yingli Solar deliver carbon reductions to Australia Post

Photon Energy and Yingli Solar deliver carbon reductions to Australia Post

| August 13, 2014 | Reply

“Yingli Solar” supplies Australia Post with a 284 kWp solar photovoltaic panels through solar PV system solution provider, Photon Energy Australia.

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Turning mining wastewater into rainwater

Turning mining wastewater into rainwater

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

A new cost-effective technology to treat mining wastewater and reduce sludge by up to 90 per cent has been used for the first time at a commercial mine. The technology, called Virtual Curtain, was used to remove metal contaminants from wastewater at a Queensland mine and the equivalent of around 20 Olympic swimming pools of […]

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Fossil Fuel’s ‘Double Whammy’ to Wildlife

Fossil Fuel’s ‘Double Whammy’ to Wildlife

| June 6, 2014 | Reply

The Earth’s richest areas for biodiversity – northern South America and the western Pacific Ocean – are threatened by future fossil fuel extraction. In a new study published in the international journal Science, environmental scientists reveal that fossil fuel extraction can have a double impact on local and regional animals and plants. “This double whammy […]

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Call for Food Revolution Based on Soil Health

Call for Food Revolution Based on Soil Health

| June 6, 2014 | Reply

Australia needs a nationwide effort to raise soil fertility, guarantee food security and a healthy diet – and lock up carbon. The call comes from the Australian Soil Consortium (ASC), a group of leading farmers, agribusiness companies and scientists who are concerned for the future of one of the nation’s most valuable assets. “Improving our […]

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‘Botox for plastic’ to freeze power costs

‘Botox for plastic’ to freeze power costs

| May 12, 2014 | Reply

A new material that prevents plastic from ageing has been developed by CSIRO – offering huge environmental and cost savings for the energy industry.

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Protect RET say Greens – renewables helping to cut energy prices

Protect RET say Greens – renewables helping to cut energy prices

| May 12, 2014 | Reply

The Australian Greens are welcoming a report from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) that clearly makes the economic case for keeping and lifting Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. “This study supports what the Greens have been saying all along, and that is that shifting to renewable energy will help Australians save money as well as relieving […]

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Organics

Hidden costs of cheap food

Hidden costs of cheap food

| August 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

Many people want to eat well and feed their families wholesome, nutritious food, but in today’s tough economic climate many people feel they simply cannot afford to do so.

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Which Eggs?

Which Eggs?

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

One of the most frequently asked  questions we get at www.consumewithcare.org is which eggs to buy. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question. Of course we would always recommend that you buy eggs that come from hens which have been raised in a free range environment, where they able to carry out their […]

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HSI produces report card on Free Range Eggs in run up to State Election

HSI produces report card on Free Range Eggs in run up to State Election

| April 7, 2014 | Reply

South Australians have shown overwhelming support for truth in labelling with thousands of concerned consumers pushing for a legislative approach to define ‘free range’ eggs.  Humane Society International (HSI) believes that their wholehearted unity deserves full recognition and it’s time for the South Australian government to commit to a long term solution, offering true clarity. […]

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HSI demands Joyce, “Minister for Caged Eggs”, withdraw damning statements against free range egg producers

HSI demands Joyce, “Minister for Caged Eggs”, withdraw damning statements against free range egg producers

| February 4, 2014 | Reply

Recent news reports that the outbreak of bird flu near Young last October could throw Australian free range egg production into long-term disarray has angered Humane Society International (HSI), since the farm was not free range at all.  Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, was quick to lay the blame for the outbreak on the […]

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South Australians Desperate to Crack ‘Free Range’ Egg Legislation

South Australians Desperate to Crack ‘Free Range’ Egg Legislation

| October 8, 2013 | Reply

Last month 18,000 postcards signed by South Australians determined to endorse truth in labelling for eggs marked ‘free range’ were presented to Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau, at a Humane Choice Breakfast in Adelaide. Minister Rau’s industry code would only allow eggs produced by farms stocking a maximum of 1,500 hens per […]

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Egg Farm Open Day

Egg Farm Open Day

| October 8, 2013 | Reply

A group of free range eggs farmers is planning to show why genuine free range farming is good for the environment, consumers and animal welfare.

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Eco Products

Australia Post gives the green thumbs up!

Australia Post gives the green thumbs up!

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Australia Post is featuring five beautiful private gardens from Open Gardens Australia in a new stamp issue. Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said: “The new stamp issue depicting gardens from across the country, celebrates the wonderful work of Open Gardens Australia. We trust it will appeal to both collectors and gardening enthusiasts alike.” Open […]

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Which Eggs?

Which Eggs?

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

One of the most frequently asked  questions we get at www.consumewithcare.org is which eggs to buy. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question. Of course we would always recommend that you buy eggs that come from hens which have been raised in a free range environment, where they able to carry out their […]

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Biodiversity Info captured in new CSIRO book

Biodiversity Info captured in new CSIRO book

| August 13, 2014 | Reply

This morning at Parliament House, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt will launch Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia, a new book from CSIRO. Capturing the latest information on Australia’s biodiversity, the book aims to provide business, government, and the community with practical solutions to managing Australia’s globally unique natural assets. “This publication is an invaluable […]

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Australian floral emblems bloom onto stamps

Australian floral emblems bloom onto stamps

| April 7, 2014 | Reply

Australia Post is featuring national and state floral emblems in a new stamp issue available now. These floral emblems are striking examples of Australia’s flora and form part of the nation’s identity and floral heritage. The four domestic base-rate (70c) stamps depict the Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Tasmanian Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus, Waratah Telopea speciosissima […]

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Hop to Tour Herb Garden This easter

Hop to Tour Herb Garden This easter

| April 7, 2014 | Reply

As we enter the colder months there’s nothing like a home cooked meal. Even better, a home cooked meal with freshly picked herbs from your garden. Landscape designer Matt Leacy of Landart Landscapes shares some great garden tips that will revamp not only your entertaining areas, but also your Easter meals. You don’t need to […]

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A box full of eco, natural goodies delivered straight to your door each month!

A box full of eco, natural goodies delivered straight to your door each month!

| February 19, 2014 | Reply

A family owned business located on the Sunshine Coast, Renai & Rob started there soul searching  journey over a decade ago. Today as successful business owners, Renai and Rob  share their knowledge through Native Box; a surprise sample box full of natural, eco, sustainable products . Native Box is the first of its kind in […]

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More Eco Stories

Congratulations Moreland Energy Foundation – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

Congratulations Moreland Energy Foundation – finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

| September 10, 2014 | Reply

Brunswick-based Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Easy Energy Efficiency for SMEs project to educate culturally and linguistically diverse small businesses about sustainability. Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulates the team for their innovative work and said they are an excellent example of […]

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Sustainability Aware – new iPad apps for kids now available!

Sustainability Aware – new iPad apps for kids now available!

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Sustainability Aware is an innovative new series of environmental education apps for young Australian readers. It informs and engages the next generation about our environment and how our way of life impacts the Earth. The apps offer practical, inspiring suggestions for how we can all live more sustainably. Sustainability Aware was created for middle to […]

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Food Security in a Changing Climate

Food Security in a Changing Climate

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

Partners of a joint project tackling issues related to climate change adaptation, food security and gender issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayas shared insights with Norwegian bureaucrats, community leaders, and the public in a half-day seminar on 14 August during Arendalsuka. The event was hosted by GRID-Arendal, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – […]

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