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Picky plants: Growing green in difficult environments

Date: 03-Aug-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Plants have a few basic needs for survival: light, water, air, nutrients. Not all environments in Australia can satisfy these needs, but there are ways to work around this.

Aiming for a zero-carbon future within 10 years

Date: 03-Aug-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Beyond Zero Emissions has released a Zero Carbon Communities Guide to empower communities and councils. It provides a simple framework and key steps a community can take towards a zero carbon status across all sectors within 10 years.

How indoor plants can give city-slickers a literal breath of fresh air

Date: 03-Aug-17
Author: Josh Cole
Making time for nature can be a hard ask for people living in metropolitan areas, but new research has found that even inner-city apartment dwellers can get the benefits of being near nature with indoor plants.

Island sanctuary brings hope to dwindling quokka population

Date: 03-Aug-17
Author: Laura Chalk
The 'world's happiest animal' has every reason to be smiling, as their numbers - listed as vulnerable - are rapidly increasing due to some unlikely causes: a golf course, smartphones, and our obsession with selfies and social media.

Wood Undoubtedly the Highlight at Richmond Olympic Oval in Canada

Date: 01-Aug-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Richmond Olympic Oval was a signature structure for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The design of the wood roof and its application in a building of this size and significance marked the entry of British Columbia's wood design and fabrication industry onto the world stage.

Australians celebrate 22 years of National Tree Day

Date: 01-Aug-17
Author: Carol Warwick
Green thumbs were out in force to help celebrate Planet Ark's 22nd National Tree Day, planting to support the natural environment and enjoying spending time in nature with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

Find A Tree Day Event in Your Area

Date: 25-Jul-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's National Tree Day - a fun way to get outdoors and support your local community. Visit the Tree Day website to find an event near you

Find A Tree Day Event in Your Area

Date: 25-Jul-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's National Tree Day - a fun way to get outdoors and support your local community. Visit the Tree Day website to find an event near you

Going plastic free: what does it take?

Date: 24-Jul-17
Author: Rebecca Gilling
What does it take to go plastic free, even for a month, and what are some of the issues to consider? One of our staff member's has taken on the challenge for the month of July.

Orange's power bears fruit for Planet Ark and Aware Environmental

Date: 24-Jul-17
Author: Claire Bell
Planet Ark's endorsed product range helps you choose wisely at the supermarket with a range of products that are kind to the environment and your home.

Free child car seat recycling trial

Date: 21-Jul-17
Author: Ryan Collins
A new child car safety seat recovery trial program has been set up in a number of location across Queensland, NSW and Victoria offering parents a free and environmentally-friendly option for disposing of their old child car restraints. The program ends soon so don't miss out.

Australia is one step closer to being plastic bag free

Date: 20-Jul-17
Author: Claire Bell
Australia's two biggest supermarkets announced this week that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags. While this may have surprised many, going plastic bag free is more widespread around the country and globally than might be expected. Either way, it is a great step forward in the war against single-use plastic.

 

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