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Snap Some Wood To Win An iPad With A Wooden Cover

Date: 22-Sep-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Do you enjoy taking photos? Would you like to win one of four iPads - with wooden covers worth almost $700 each? Then enter the 'Snap Some Wood' competition by taking a photo of wooden structures, objects or renovations.

Library's innovative timber design wins sustainability award

Date: 19-Sep-14
Author: Sara McGregor
Library at the Dock in Melbourne's Docklands has won the Sustainability Award at the Australian Timber Design Awards.

Grand Designs Live - Free Tickets!

Date: 17-Sep-14
Author: Chris Philpot
We've got 50 complimentary double passes for Grand Designs Live in Melbourne and Sydney to give away to our loyal readers (valued at $59 each).

Responsibility is Trending

Date: 01-Sep-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you've recycled a mobile phone or printer cartridge you are part of a growing trend. Manufacturers of an increasing number of products are taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of the items they make. The responsibility trend now covers products as varied as plastic bags, mobile phones and tyres.

Support Responsible Forestry to Win An Eco Getaway

Date: 31-Aug-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Simply by pledging to buy FSC certified products you could win a 5-night stay at a luxury eco-resort in the stunning Jervis Bay area of NSW. By pledging to buy certified wood or paper products you are helping to support responsible forestry.

Opportunity to Shop

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Jessica Uechtritz
Fashion is speeding up which has both financial and environmental costs. In Australia we spend around $12 billion on fashion retail purchases each year. So, during National Op Shop Week , we think about how we can reduce these costs.

Responsibility is Trending

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you've recycled a mobile phone or printer cartridge you are part of a growing trend. Manufacturers of an increasing number of products are taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of the items they make. The responsibility trend now covers products as varied as plastic bags, mobile phones and tyres.

Opportunity to Shop

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Jessica Uechtritz
Fashion is speeding up, which has both financial and environmental costs. In Australia we spend around $12 billion on fashion retail purchases each year. So, during National Op Shop Week, we think about how we can reduce these costs.

National Tree Day Bears Fruit in 2014

Date: 26-Aug-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Planet Ark's flagship tree planting campaign has branched out to more than planting trees. It's about inspiring our generation to get into nature and grow, whether it's planting at your local park, growing vegies in your backyard or school or greening your workspace. Check out the amazing things that took root in 2014...

Transpacific-Cleanaway Grounds Entire Garbage Truck Fleet

Date: 20-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste collections have been suspended across Australia in areas serviced by Cleanaway trucks after a fatal road accident in South Australia.

Transpacific-Cleanaway Grounds Entire Garbage Truck Fleet

Date: 20-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste collections have been suspended across Australia in areas serviced by Cleanaway trucks after a fatal road accident in South Australia.

Create a Better Future in Enviroweek

Date: 15-Aug-14
Author: Claire Grant
Who wouldn't want to be a Sparky, Trader or Wild Child? Well if you're a teacher (or have kids at school) you can take up the challenge and help the environment during Enviroweek, which is organised by our great friends Cool Australia.