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June 2019

Bencubbin 2018

4 June 2019

This land at Bencubbin used to be covered with native acacia sandalwood woodlands, until it was cleared for agriculture in the early 1900s. It’s now widely accepted that areas of deep acid yellow wodjil soil such as this should not have been cleared – they are fragile, prone to wind and water erosion, are difficult …

May 2019

Carbon Heroes – Ethical Jewellery

13 May 2019

Can you tell us a little about yourself and the inspirations behind your brand? My entry into jewellery manufacturing was accidental. After taking a few years out of the workforce to raise my son, I had decided it was time to start writing again. I wanted to write a book about the history of betrothal …

April 2019

Carbon Hero – Spicy Broccoli Media

29 April 2019

Spicy Broccoli Media have been planting a tree for every new customer since 2011, and have now donated a fabulous 311 trees to help restore the Australian landscape. We asked them a little more about why they’re committed to caring for the environment. Can you tell us a little about yourself and the inspirations behind …

March 2019

Australian Councils’ Emissions Targets

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21 March 2019

The science is undeniable – we are facing a crisis in the form of human induced global warming. As individuals we’re becoming more environmentally conscious, but the scale of the problem is so enormous we often feel helpless to respond with only our small individual impact. Instead, we turn to our government and local councils. …

February 2019

How to Sustain Great Style

28 February 2019

The fashion industry is a fast paced and competitive industry. One of the highest earning industries in the world, it has much in common with its mining, manufacturing, and agricultural relatives. Due to ever changing demands and confident customers who know what they want, the fashion industry works around the clock to produce massive amounts …

Wanderlust – the environmental impact of travel

14 February 2019

I consider myself very environmentally conscious (a green nut amongst my suburban peers).  I try to consider my environmental impact in my decision making, and actively reduce my footprint through Composting Car Pooling Solar Panels My carbon footprint normally averages around 5 to 7 tonnes, faring much better than the average Australian who has a …

January 2019

Eat For The Future

29 January 2019

If we’re to live sustainably on our planet, there is no doubt that our global food system needs to change. At the moment we are simultaneously failing to properly nourish billions of people, while also wasting more than a billion tonnes of food every year – a third of the total food produced.  This month, more than 225,000 …

October 2018

Carbon Hero – Scott Chapman

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23 October 2018

Scott runs Garden Staging, getting gardens ready for sale to make the best impression on buyers. Garden Staging donates one tree per invoice raised, and then matches that donation from its own funds, ensuring that every project undertaken has at least 2 trees planted to help restore Australia’s canopy cover and capture carbon from the …

A sustainable business for the wheatbelt

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22 October 2018

Our Bencubbin project is a bit of a prototype for us, it aims to offer farmers a further incentive to turn land over to carbon farming (creating a carbon sink by planting trees on their land), by adding native australian sandalwood to the planting mix.  Our planting partner for the Bencubbin project is Sandalwood Solutions …

Carbon Myths: Paper vs Plastic

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11 October 2018

With the recent change to mandatory reusable plastic bags in our supermarkets, it has been very easy to look back on plastic bags as the most harmful option in terms of environmental impact. Paper bags, with their biodegradable materials and recyclable disposal, are often considered to be the environmentally friendly choice when compared with their …