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1.5 million people, 12 hours, 66 million trees: India's commitment to The Paris Agreement

Date: 20-Jul-17
Author: Elise Catterall
India is the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in the world. In response to this, and to demonstrate their commitment to the recent Paris Agreement, they have just broken the world record for planting trees.

The little Brown Antechinus makes a comeback at Sydney's North Head

Date: 20-Jul-17
Author: Helen Nolan
The Brown Antechinus might look like a small brown rodent, but is in fact a native carnivorous marsupial. After several decades being absent from North Head in NSW 30 of the tiny marsupials are back in the wild.

World's largest crop of tequila plant set to fuel green energy in far north Queensland

Date: 20-Jul-17
Author: Laura Chalk
The world's largest crop of the plant used to make tequila is set to be cultivated in far north Queensland in order to fuel a new green energy initiative.

Be inspired by nature with a stunning online photo gallery

Date: 10-Jul-17
Author: Claire Bell
View an awe-inspiring journey across one of the world's most majestic natural environments. Planet Ark presents 'It's in Our Nature,' a stunning online photo collection featuring National Tree Day Ambassador and award-winning photographer Steve Parish celebrating Australia's trees and their power to inspire us

How you can make the most of Planet Ark's new research into outdoor learning

Date: 06-Jul-17
Author: Claire Bell
In the lead up to National Tree Day we look at Planet Ark's new research and how parents and teachers alike can help kids learn outdoors

Wood's all good for Tassie after state government announces wood encouragement policy

Date: 06-Jul-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Tasmania is the first state in Australia to introduce a wood encouragement policy (WEP). The policy aims to ensure sustainably sourced wood is fully considered, where feasible, as a key design component in public building projects throughout the state.

81-Year-Old Lebanese woman inspires a nation to recycle

Date: 06-Jul-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Two years ago Lebanon's waste mismanagement crisis was in the spotlight. Enter now 81-year-old Zeinab Mokalled who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team to encourage and implement household recycling.

ABC's War on Waste creates unprecedented demand for sustainable coffee cups

Date: 06-Jul-17
Author: Elise Catterall
KeepCup, the sustainable coffee cup company, has seen unprecedented demand for its products after the recent airing of the ABC's 'War on Waste' program.

Planet Ark pays tribute to former Head of Campaigns, Brad Gray

Date: 05-Jul-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
We pay tribute to Brad Gray, our former Head of Campaigns for his role in making Planet Ark Australia's leading environmental behaviour change organisation.

Do you print on 100% recycled office paper? Epson does!

Date: 05-Jul-17
Author: Kristie Baker
Long-term 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' partner join growing list of leading companies adopting 100% recycled Planet Ark Paper.

The three skills kids need most in the age of climate change

Date: 04-Jul-17
Author: Debbie Agnew
A new report from Planet Ark examines how prepared the next generation is to tackle the biggest future challenges facing humanity. Find out what 200 surveyed teachers said were the top skills kids needed for the future.

Wooden fire station to be built in Maryborough

Date: 03-Jul-17
Author: David Rowlinson
What better way to showcase the many qualities of engineered timber, including fire compliance, in contemporary building design than a new Fire Station? The existing facility, an iconic part of Maryborough's history, requires a complete functional overhaul while aiming to restore and retain the 1950s local heritage valued fa├žade.

 

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