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Conservation collaboration to raise funds for Australia’s Most Endangered

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Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), a global leader in conservation, has partnered with Australian Geographic Society (the Society), the charitable arm of media business Australian Geographic (AG), on a year-long public fundraising and storytelling campaign highlighting six native species at risk. Under the Society’s rebranded fundraisers ‘Australia’s Most Endangered’, the campaigns will focus on raising funds and awareness for one native […]

Rising tide of microplastics waste in our oceans – what can be done?

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Looking for solutions to manage the global crisis of microplastics pollution, particularly in marine environments, will be the focus of the 1st Nano and Microplastics Australian Conference at Flinders University (7-8 March 2024). The amount of plastic entering the oceans is expected to triple 2040, with 14 million tonnes already impacting marine ecosystems (United Nations Environment Program, 2021; Tuuri […]

Michael Hill launches its first not-for-profit foundation

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Collective Good Foundation Australia’s leading fine jewellery retailer, Michael Hill has today announced the launch of The Michael Hill Foundation as a part of its commitment to its 2030 sustainability goals.  The Michael Hill Foundation has two key philanthropic focus areas: Empowering Women, aimed to support disadvantaged women in the markets in which the company operates, and […]

Water efficiency and labelling scheme invites proposals for new products to help Australians save more water

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In the next few years, householders and businesses could see more products on the market with water efficiency labelling that will help them choose products that save more water. More manufacturers will also be able to promote the water efficiency of their products thanks to a planned expansion of the highly successful Water Efficiency Labelling […]

ASX 200 companies lack transparency on sustainable sourcing practices

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Just 11% of the ASX 200 listed companies comprehensively disclosed how sustainable their sourcing practices were in 2022, according to a new index that could help Australians make more informed purchasing and investment decisions. Created by RMIT University supply chain experts, the Sustainable Procurement Disclosure Index (SPDI) rates how Australia’s top 200 listed companies report […]

More progress still needed on sustainability assurance

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IFAC research finds the GRI Standards remain the most frequently used and assured New analysis has revealed two-in-three large companies obtain assurance on at least some of their sustainability disclosures. While a welcome step towards more robust and reliable data, an uneven global picture underlines why GRI is calling for mandatory assurance of sustainability reporting […]

The Huldras proving hope in the 21st Century

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Donna M Cameron is the author of The Rewilding, published by Transit Lounge and now available at all leading bookstores I’d heard the rumours that occasionally there were squatters living in the sandstone caves peppering the surrounding cliff face of the 1500 hectare national park near where I live. My partner and children and I […]

LINKING CORPORATES WITH CHARITY TO FIND HOMES FOR LAPTOPS DESTINED FOR LANDFILL

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Cheryl Sing Almost 90% of Australia’s four million computers will end up in landfill, often still in working order. A new charity, The Laptop Initiative will be launched this week (beginning 3 March) that pairs companies with redundant laptops with charities whose clients require a laptop to connect, flourish and learn. According to Founder, Cheryl […]

Community grants up for grabs

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Noeline Abbey; Ada Young, Cassie Langerak, Emerald Bourne, Margaret Brown; Naomi Matthiesson from Chelsea Community from Chelsea Community Support Services.    South East Water’s annual Community Grants program is now open, with grants of up to $10,000 available to help local groups make community projects possible. Now in its fifth year, the program has granted over $320,000 […]

Council to seek community feedback on draft Circular Economy Action Plan

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Surf Coast Shire Council will seek community feedback on a draft Circular Economy Action Plan, which aims to drive action within Council operations and the community to avoid waste, increase resource recovery and regenerate nature. In contrast to a linear economy, which is based on...