• Coffee Cup Seed Bombs Put Litter in an Uncomfortable Grey Area

    28/04/2015

    Most people reading this want to do their bit for the environment; everyone wants to contribute positively to our world in one way or another. Unfortunately, a seemingly sustainable idea touted by a California-based business is taking advantage of this collective willingness to make an effort in a way that’s perceived as wonderful, but is actually quite […]

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  • Zero Net Energy vs Zero Emissions: Which is better?

    07/04/2015

    ‘Zero net energy’ versus ‘zero emissions’, which wins the most environmentally friendly battle? The two terms seem to denote something similar, and upon the release of Byron Bay’s commitment to becoming a ‘zero emissions community’ by 2025 just months after the other Northern NSW regional town of Uralla’s declaration to become the state’s first Zero Net […]

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  • 10 Eggs-cellent Ways to Make Your Easter Sustainable

    31/03/2015

    As with every holiday season, most of us will spend this weekend enjoying a few days’ break, meals with family and friends, and a whole lot of unnecessary waste. The former are great, the latter ; not so much! This Easter make your break a more sustainable and environmentally friendly one. Here are ten ways […]

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  • The NSW Town Going for Zero Net Energy

    21/03/2015

    Uralla has been selected for a pilot project that equips the town with a $10 million grant to transform the town into a role model for sustainable energy use. After being granted a $105,000 grant by the joint forces of the NSW State Government and ZNET Consortium, Uralla has begun working alongside the Moreland Energy Foundation to […]

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  • Natural Gas: As Squeaky Clean as its Name?

    03/02/2015

    Natural gas has enjoyed a fortunate PR run in the green sphere with well-meaning advocates praising it as a ‘cleaner’ alternative to the common evils of the coal and mining industries. But as a range of environmental complications arise from fracking, the global warming potential of natural gas is also under scrutiny from environmentalists and […]

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  • Sustainable Business Highlight: Vatel Restaurant

    20/01/2015

    Vatel Restaurant is a sustainability award-winning business in Sydney, and in the past they have been involved in with our Sustainable Cities Awards. We’ve been saluting environmental initiatives in business through our awards programs’ long history, and it’s no coincidence that many finalists are businesses in the food and beverage industry. Environmental sustainability is on […]

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