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From Toner to Tarmac

Date: 30-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The last thing you'd expect to do after recycling your printer cartridges is to drive over them but now you could! Due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface, the recycled material, which is being rolled out in streets around Australia right now, makes road surfaces stronger and reduces their carbon emissions. Pretty amazing! Find out more...

Unless You're Buying Recycled You're Not Really Recycling

Date: 28-Apr-14
Author: Brad Gray
Hands up anyone who remembers when recycled copy paper first arrived in the 1980s. What do you remember? Maybe inconsistent quality and colour? Well it's time to forget that. Technology has moved on and recycled office paper is almost indistinguishable from virgin paper - except that it's better for the environment! We have free samples to give away so that 10 lucky people can compare the quality for themselves. Find out more...

Grow Your Own Way

Date: 28-Apr-14
Author: Jess McCallum
More than half of all Aussie households are now growing some of their own food. That means if you aren't, your neighbour probably is. Why not "keep up with the Jones'". Big spaces, small spaces, time-rich or time-poor, there really is something for everyone. Check out why it's all the rage, why people are doing it, and some of the funkiest gardens we've ever seen! Find out more...

From Toner to Tarmac

Date: 28-Apr-14
Author: Jess McCallum
The last thing you'd expect to do after putting used printer cartridges into a 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' box is to drive over them. But that's exactly what you could do due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface. What's more, the recycled material, which is being rolled out in streets around Australia right now, makes road surfaces stronger and reduces their carbon emissions. Pretty amazing! Find out more...

Save Outdoor Play from Extinction!

Date: 28-Apr-14
Author: Jodie Lewin
What does the Northern hairy-nosed wombat and kids' outdoor play have in common? Well a few thing actually, they're both natural, they're both typically Australian and they're both endangered! But it's not too late to save them. Find out more...

President Obama promotes the use of wood

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
President Obama has announced a climate-driven initiative to train architects, builders and engineers in the benefits of wood as a structural material.

Norway to be home to world's tallest wood building

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Work has begun on a fourteen-story wooden building in Norway, which once complete will become the tallest wooden building in the world, topping the Forte building in Melbourne by 4 storeys.

Latrobe City Council has become the first in Australia to implement a 'Wood Encouragement Policy'.

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Latrobe City Council has taken the first steps to establish a wood encouragement policy for the municipality by running a series of industry consultation workshops. This will be the first wood encouragement policy in Australia.

Sourcing the right wood - Druce Davey

Date: 24-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Make It Wood ambassador and Founder of Greener Kitchens, Druce Davey explains the tips and tricks for choosing the right wood when renovating or building

Personal Post-It - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're trying to encourage colleagues (friends or students) to provide you with feedback on a green policy or to undertake a new behaviour a simple little trick in personalising the message can have a big impact. It's as simple as personalising a Post-it. Find out more ...

Measure the Impact of Your Phones

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster is offering a limited number of workplaces a free and interactive collection unit to help engage colleagues in recycling their old phones.

Green party supports establishment of cross laminated timber plant

Date: 16-Apr-14
Author: Chris Philpot
The Tasmanian Greens have announced a plan to create the foundation for a north-west Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing industry based on the established plantation resource, to assist in the construction of new public housing homes for low income Tasmanians.

 

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