November 2016

Lower Carbon Living: Waste Reducing and Recycling

7 November 2016

Australia’s annual National Recycling Week takes place this year from November 13 to 19. Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week in 1996 to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling1. During National Recycling Week recycling initiatives at home, school and work are encouraged, and people are given tools to minimise waste and …

September 2016

Wildflowers of WA: A key to biodiversity

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29 September 2016

WA is world famous for its wildflowers. Every spring, an abundance of colour spreads across the state from north to south between June and November. There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection. As many of them can not be found anywhere else in the world, WA’s wildflowers have …

July 2016

Native Plant Revegetation: “Art and Science”

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12 July 2016

Since 2012, Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund has collaborated in the revegetation of over 1100 hectares of uneconomic farmland in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. The carbon offsets produced there have been accredited under the international Gold Standard certification, an Australian first, and have contributed greatly to the biodiversity in the area. In order to achieve …

June 2016

2 June 2016

Lower Carbon Living Australians are big spenders when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions (CO2-e). In 2015, our national emissions per person were 23.2 tonnes of CO2-e per person.1 That is more than the US (19.78) and Canada (18.81). In comparison, the UK is at 9.7 tonnes per person.2 So what can you do on a …

Driving Electric

2 June 2016

Lower Carbon Driving With 16 million registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles out and about on Australian roads1, reflecting on how and when you use your car is a good starting point when you want to reduce your carbon footprint Considering a hybrid or fully electric vehicle will help you minimise your carbon emissions dramatically. “Why …