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Latest Stories


What Is Nature Worth?

Date: 24-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Planet Ark launched a Tree Give Away at Customs House in Circular Quay where Planet Ark have created an urban jungle to promote our research report: Valuing Trees

A Remedy for Old Medicine

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you have medicines at home or work but have no idea what they're for? Perhaps they're out-of-date or simply unwanted? With more then 500 tonnes of medicine finding its way in waterways and landfill each year its correct disposal is both a human health and environmental issue. So what should you do? Find out more...

The Real Tree Day Stars - Our Site Coordinators

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Jess McCallum
Site coordinators are the heroes of National Tree Day. Organising thousands of events across the country, they bring the event to life and enable communities nationwide to experience the joy of planting and participate in greening up their local environment. But it's not all giving - there's a lot to be gained from being one of these superstars. We stopped by to chat to Wendy May from the Noosa & District Landcare Group, who tells of her experience - and why you should become one this year, too. Find out more...

What's Nature Worth At Home?

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Jodie Lewin
How much more would you be willing to pay for a home in green leafy neighbourhood? Well if you're like most Aussies you'd be happy to pay quite a bit. To launch July's National Tree Day Planet Ark has released the Valuing Trees: What is Nature Worth? report that reveals fascinating information on the value of nature at home, at work and at school. Find out more...

Free Trees For Victorian Schools And Groups

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
2 Million Trees Victoria are again supporting Victorian schools and community groups for Tree Day this year

Our Schools Competition Winners Announced

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Could you guess how many toner cartridges are needed to make 1 km of TonerPave road? The winning schools had the closest guess in each of their states. Find out who won and what the magic number was...

Join Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition

Date: 20-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Enter Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition and your school could win an amazing schoolyard garden and a once-in-a-lifetime visit by dirtgirl, ABC4Kids TV sensation.

Growing Minds: The Nature of Learning - Video Available Online

Date: 19-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
You can now view the recording of the Teachers Webinar, Growing Minds: The Nature of Learning held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 online.

Forestry Tasmania Provide Free Trees And Shrubs To Schools!

Date: 10-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Forestry Tasmania have 8,000 trees and shrubs for Tasmanian schools participating in Schools Tree Day in 2014.

Last Days of Schools Guessing Competition

Date: 04-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
You have until midnight Friday 6th June to enter the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Schools Competition. A school from each state will win 80 cartons of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper valued at $2,800, provided by Australian Paper. Schools simply guess the number of toner cartridges it takes to make one kilometre of road from Tonerpave using the online competition form.

Last Days of Schools Guessing Competition

Date: 04-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
You have until midnight Friday 6th June to enter the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Schools Competition. A school from each state will win 80 cartons of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper valued at $2,800, provided by Australian Paper. Schools simply guess the number of toner cartridges it takes to make one kilometre of road from Tonerpave using the online competition form.

The Library at the Dock, Melbourne, Victoria

Date: 04-Jun-14
Author: Chris Philpot

 

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