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Don't Be Short-sighted - We Need Nature To Thrive

Date: 28-Jan-15
Author: DEBBIE AGNEW
New research cited in the Sydney Morning Herald shows the world is facing a rapidly growing incidence of myopia (or short-sightedness). But there is one simple remedy - "Spending 14 hours or more time outdoors per week can reduce myopia by up to one third."

Planet Ark Ambassadors Honoured

Date: 28-Jan-15
Author: Brad Gray
In this week's Australia Day Awards two of Planet Ark's ambassadors - Layne Beachley and Jackie French - have been recognised for their contribution to Australia.

Five Million Each and Counting

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Picture this: five million printer cartridges could fill approximately ten Olympic Pools or cover Bondi Beach two and a half times! Making this achievement of two of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark's' long-term collection partners so impressive.

Leave Nothing But Footprints

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's a great time of year for getting outdoors, but when you've got bags of rubbish and nowhere to put them - how do you manage to recycle? Here are some tips from the campsite to help you recycle with limited options.

Keeping Cool

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Aussies are no strangers to scorching hot summers, but with 2014 named as the hottest year on record, we need to find ways to keep cool that don't depend upon expensive and environmentally damaging air conditioners.

Making Better Choices

Date: 31-Dec-14
Author: Brad Gray
Being a conscientious consumer can be demanding. That's why Planet Ark Endorses a range of products to make it easier for you to choose.

Recycle Your Mobiles and Help The Salvos

Date: 15-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Throughout December and January if you recycle your old mobiles and accessories at any of MobileMuster's collection points across Australia, MobileMuster will give $2 to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for every kilo they collect.

Recycle Your Mobiles and Help The Salvos

Date: 15-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Throughout December and January if you recycle your old mobiles and accessories at any of MobileMuster's collection points across Australia, MobileMuster will give $2 to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for every kilo they collect.

Fantastic File Flinging Achievements

Date: 09-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
For National Recycling Week, workplaces, councils and schools held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files back into a valuable resource while decluttering the office! Find out the fantastic achievements.

Give Your Old Tech a New Life

Date: 04-Dec-14
Author: Brad Gray
Are you giving, or expecting to get, a new gadget for Christmas? Unwrapping the latest smartphone or tablet might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact[i]. There are a number of ways to reduce that impact, either give your old device to someone else (if it's working) or recycle it though a reputable program. Find out more...

Green With Energy

Date: 04-Dec-14
Author: Claire Grant
Most Australians would agree that they could be doing more to reduce their carbon footprint. At a time when many of the large energy companies oppose the renewable energy target, consumers in Victoria have the power to control their energy source, switch to a greener energy provider and even save money. Find out more...

12 Do's for a Greener Christmas

Date: 04-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Unwrapping a new gadget might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact . Global sales figures for smartphones, tablets and PCs, are projected to reach 2.4 billion devices for 2014, and that figure is tipped to grow into next year.