Sustainable Energy at Home: Tips and Tricks

Are you looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly? Then sustainable energy at home is just what you need. The benefits of renewable energy for the environment are more than obvious. However, not only will you be doing something good for the nature, but you can also save yourself some money. With the source of sustainable energy at home, you can significantly reduce your utility bills. Maybe even eliminate them completely. Even though installing renewables can be costly at the beginning, in the long run, it’s an investment that pays off. Additionally, states offer tax incentives to …

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The 2020 National Sustainability Conference Has Been Announced

Taking place from 27-28 April at The Calile Hotel Brisbane, the 2020 National Sustainability Conference is set to attract the biggest audience yet. ‘Sustainable Solutions for a New Decade’ is the theme for our 2020 conference, designed to inform you on the latest developments, research and insight in economic, environmental and community sustainability. This all-encompassing learning experience will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to reach development goals and increase the economic and environmental standing of your business. Get Involved Applications are now open for presenters wishing to showcase their research, experience or working developments in sustainability. The …

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What are the Benefits of Renewable Energy Use?

Renewable energy, or clean energy, comes for natural processes that are regularly replenished. For example – sunlight and wind. The sun keeps shining and the wind keeps blowing. Many people think of renewable energy as a new technology, but in fact, we have been using it for a long time for lighting, heating, and transportation. It is true that people have been using cheaper but dirty energy like coal or gas for the last five hundred years. However, now that scientists have found less expensive methods of capturing wind and solar energy, tables are turning. Renewable energy is booming and …

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Practical Ideas For Self-Sustaining Homes

Raising ecological awareness has become imperative in this modern era. It is our responsibility and a great necessity to advocate and apply eco-friendly practices in order to stop climate changes, prevent global warming and eventually protect our precious environment. Thus, it does not surprise that self-sustaining homes have gained so much popularity. The idea has been welcomed by an impressive number of people and we can rightfully expect to build a more sustainable world in the near future. So, what are the best practical ideas for self-sustaining homes? Here is a comprehensive answer. Features of self-sustaining homes Self-sustaining homes have …

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These Charts Show Just How Much Forest We’re Losing Every Year

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch. Old growth, or “primary” tropical rainforests, are a crucially important ecosystem, containing trees that can be hundreds or even thousands of years old. They store more carbon than other forests and are irreplaceable when it comes to sustaining biodiversity. Primary rainforests provide habitat for animals ranging from orangutans and mountain gorillas to …

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Next Level Sustainability Training: GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting

Last chance to enrol in Pre Conference Training: GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting Next Level Sustainability is offering the Global Reporting Initiative’s Standards for Sustainability Reporting training course on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. This 2-day GRI Certified Training Course will cover corporate sustainability reporting know-how, and how to run a smooth and effective reporting process. Registration fees start at $1,265. GRI Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting This course is provided by GeoTrends Sustainability, a GRI Certified Training Partner with training materials certified by GRI under the GRI Certified Training Program. The course explains how companies/organisations obtain value through GRI Standards …

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5 Sustainability Tips That Require Minimal Effort

When it comes to going green, many can be overwhelmed with advice to cutting your carbon footprint, including making your own compost, installing solar panels and trading in your petrol-powered vehicle for an economic electric one. Whilst we advocate for all of the above, we also want to provide you with sustainability tips that are quick, easy and simple to implement into your day-to-day living. Embrace your fresh local produce This is one of the easier sustainability tips to undertake. Opt for a trip to the local farmer’s markets to enjoy fresher (and more flavoursome) produce. Support your local community …

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The Road Ahead to Building a More Sustainable World

“The Garden of Eden is no more”, Sir David Attenborough told Davos 2019 as he delivered his verdict on the destruction that humanity has inflicted on the natural world. Sir David also offered hope, noting that we humans are a “problem-solving species”, but he reiterated that we have just a decade to solve climate change. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres mirrored these sentiments in his “State of the World” address. Megatrends such as climate change are more and more interlinked, he said, but responses are fragmented. He warned that not tackling this was “a recipe for disaster”. While few of us should need …

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The Healthiest Destinations in the World Have Been Revealed

When it comes to health, you’d think London would be leading the pack with its extensive amount of spas, gyms and health-centric eateries. But, according to a new list, no UK city even makes the top 10. TravelSupermarket has just revealed its list of the world’s healthiest cities, taking into account the number of spas, fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios, pilates studios and parks they have, along with restaurants with vegan options, health food shops, the city’s average daylight hours and how much it costs to stay for a night. All of these things considered, the site revealed Paris to be the world’s healthiest …

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Here’s What Happens to Our Plastic Recycling When it Goes Offshore

Last year many Australians were surprised to learn that around half of our plastic waste collected for recycling is exported, and up to 70% was going to China. So much of the world’s plastic was being sent to China that China imposed strict conditions on further imports. The decision sent ripples around the globe, leaving most advanced economies struggling to manage vast quantities of mixed plastics and mixed paper. By July 2018, which is when the most recent data was available, plastic waste exports from Australia to China and Hong Kong reduced by 90%. Since then Southeast Asia has become the new destination for Australia’s …

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