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Sign up to Planet Ark's National Wood Products Forum and Workshop

Date: 12-Apr-12
Author: Chris Philpot
The first event of its kind in Australia, the Certification: Growing demand. Increasing confidence. National Wood Products Forum & Workshop 2012 aims to look beyond systems to promote the future of certification in Australia.

Have your say in developing best practice for the recycling industry

Date: 04-Apr-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) is holding a series of workshops to develop best practice guidelines for the industry. Read on to find out how you can participate...

Winners of Schools Recycle Right Schools Competition

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of the Tetra Pak 'Schools Recycle Right Challenge Schools Competition' have been chosen. Find out which schools have won some great prizes.

Winners of Schools Recycle Right Schools Competition

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of the Tetra Pak 'Schools Recycle Right Challenge Schools Competition' have been chosen. Find out which schools have won some great prizes.

Desperately Seeking Wood

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Have you recently used certified wood in your home for building or renovation? Do you sell certified wood with Chain of Custody? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then we'd love to hear from you!

Boost to Regional Recycling and Waste Management in SA

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The State Government will provide funding for 14 recycling projects in regional South Australia to further improve waste management across the State. Read on ...

Can wooden skyscrapers transform concrete jungles?

Date: 16-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Instead of concrete jungles could our cities become urban forests of wooden skyscrapers? Swapping cement and steel for timber is the vision of a number of environmentally-minded architects who are planning high-rise buildings across the world.

Winners of the Schools Recycle Right Schools Competition

Date: 14-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of the Tetra Pak 'Schools Recycle Right Challenge Schools Competition' have been chosen. Find out which schools have won some great prizes.

Waste 2012 - Real Issues, Creative Ideas & Pratical Solutions

Date: 09-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
Registrations for Australia's premier waste conference are now open. This 2 day event will include over 60 presentations, 40 exhibitors, over 350 delegates and 3 networking events! Find out more...

The Wood - Profile of an FSC Chain Of Custody supplier - Simon Goldacre, Director, Urban Design Systems

Date: 09-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Simon Goldacre, an Aussie designer from Sydney's Northern Beaches, has been working with wood for the last 15 years and now heads up his own company, Urban Design Systems. Mr Goldacre says Urban Design Systems is committed to supporting responsible forest management practices, producing street furniture that is 100% FSC certified. 'The Wood' investigates.

Sowing The Seeds Of Love With Landcare For Singles

Date: 08-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
So, do you plant here often? That's the question that will be on the lips of a new generation of environmental volunteers across the country thanks to the new Landcare for Singles and Coastcare for Singles campaigns.

Intelligent Design - Time to wise up and build for the climate

Date: 08-Mar-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Interesting article by the University of New South Wales on how we should wise up and build more sustainably and less carbon intensively for the future.

 

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