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Construction to Commence on the Otago Polytechnic Student Village

Date: 04-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
In what will be the largest building of its type in New Zealand, XLam will supply all the CLT for an innovative student accommodation project in Otago.

The Circle of (Tree) Life

Date: 23-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Whatever kind of tree you have this Christmas, make it last. Whether it's a potted one to keep for years to come, a cut live or fallen branch that could be mulched, to a good quality artificial one that will keep on giving year after year. We've got tips for keeping the circle of (tree) life going.

Do De-clutter, Then Recycle

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Planning a post-Christmas clean out? Put it all back to work while you're on holidays! We've got tips on donating to charities or recycling that wood, door and window frames, concrete, bricks, tiles and all sorts of other materials.

Power to the Pedal - Copenhagen Has More Bikes Than Cars

Date: 22-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
In November 2016 the number of bikes in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, overtook cars for the first time. Over the past 20 years bike traffic has increased by 68%, bringing the daily number of cyclists to 265, 700 compared to 252, 600 cars.

World's Biggest Beach Clean-up

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Laura Chalk
By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, according to a report released this year at the World Economic Forum. A sobering statistic, but hope is far from lost. An army of 1,500 volunteers on Mumbai's Versova beach have undertaken the world's largest beach clean-up, an example of positive people power.

Canada Announces First National Carbon Price

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Canada's federal government is set to reach an agreement with their ten provincial counterparts on the implementation of a national carbon price.

WoodTek Headquarters - Taiwan's First CLT Building

Date: 21-Dec-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Taiwan's first-ever cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has risen in Taichung's concrete jungle - an impressive feat of engineering given the island's hot and humid climate.

Thanks for helping make 2016 a great year!

Date: 19-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
Our mission is to help Australians take positive environmental actions, that's only possible thanks to our sponsors and partners

Cleaner Christmas Travel

Date: 19-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Are you travelling across town to see Nanna at Christmas? Or are you taking the family to another state for a summer holiday? Many people travel at Christmas but how do you make it as environmentally friendly as possible? We've got tips to make your trips clean and green with Do # 10.

The Secret to Battery-Powered Gifts

Date: 17-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're giving a battery-operated present one of the best things you can do for the recipient (and the planet) is to include rechargeable batteries and a charger. It'll save them money and reduce the amount of energy and natural resources that go into producing single-use batteries. Check out Do # 9 Batteries Included.

Two More Wood Encouragement Policies Introduced in Western Australia

Date: 16-Dec-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The Shire of Manjimup, which is located 320km south of Perth, and the Shire of Dardanup, which is located close to Bunbury 180km south of Perth, have both voted to introduce a WEP at their respective council meetings in December 2016.

Magically Turn Your Mobile Into a Meal

Date: 15-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
It's great to spread the magic of the festive season. Especially when you're doing something positive for the environment AND people in need. So for every mobile you recycle with MobileMuster, they will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest to help feed those in need across the country.

 

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