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February 2016

Keep Cool with Trees

25 February 2016

Fallen tree leaves can reduce garden soil temperature and soil moisture loss Trees create microclimates suitable for growing shade loving plants Other benefits · Reduction of air pollution · Reduction in volume of stormwater · Mitigation of wind and noise · Provision of habitat and support for biodiversity · Reduction in UV exposure · Enhanced …

November 2015

Top Tips for a Sustainable Christmas

15 November 2015

Top Tips for a Sustainable Christmas Christmas is a time for celebration, but all the excess that goes with it can also put a strain on the environment: tonnes of extra rubbish, surplus packaging and mega watts of flashing lights. It’s a busy time when Australians tend to travel, eat and drink more than usual.   …

September 2015

First Australian project earns Gold Standard certification

4 September 2015

We’re proud to announce that the first Australian project has achieved Gold Standard certification. Over the past eight years, Carbon Neutral has established innovative large-scale reforestation projects which extend across 10,000 hectares of the Western Australian Wheatbelt – in the process creating Australia’s largest revegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity. “In the region where …

August 2015

Climate Change 2015: Growing Risks, Critical Choice

27 August 2015

  This latest report comes halfway through the Critical Decade for climate action and four years after the Climate Commission released its report, ‘Critical Decade: Climate science, risks and responses’. The report outlines how the changing climate poses substantial and escalating risks for health, property, infrastructure, agriculture and natural ecosystems in Australia. Compared to our …

July 2015

National Tree Day Sunday 26th July

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23 July 2015

National Tree Day Sunday 26th July With thanks to our supporters lets celebrate national tree day Great news! Over 1 million seedlings and seeds this have been planted this season at the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.  Do you want to help us plant trees? We are looking for volunteers for Perth Hills area for one day …

March 2015

Earth Hour ‘Save the Ales’

27 March 2015

The unimaginable has happened. Due to climate change we’re heading into a beer crisis. We’ll either have less tasty beer or more expensive beer. University of Queensland researchers warn that climate change could affect the amount and quality of starch found in barley, which, when malted, is a major ingredient in beer. Brewers will either …

February 2015

Sustainability at home: Composting

23 February 2015

Composting is a great way of getting rid of rubbish and at the same time creating nutrient-rich hummus that helps the soil retain moisture. However, it’s not only about throwing everything on a big pile and waiting for it to break down – the better the conditions, the faster the composting process happens. Here are …

August 2011

Sustainability at home – Energy Consumption

15 August 2011

Do you ever wonder which appliances in your home use the most energy? Or how much it actually costs to run that heater? It’s easy to work out using this formula: Determine how many watts of power the appliance consumes. For example, take a typical pool pump, which operates at 1100 watts (or 1.1kw) Work …

February 2011

A re-look at climate change – The Garnaut Review 2011

23 February 2011

Professor Ross Garnaut was commissioned by the Australian Government to conduct an independent study of the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy. The Review’s Final Report was released on 30 September 2008. The Report analysed the science of climate change, expected impacts, global action and proposed policy frameworks to meet the challenge in …