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Latest Stories

Help Create a Nature-Rich Learning Environment at Your School

Date: 16-Apr-15
Author: Claire Grant
Join Planet Ark and over 280,000 educators, children and parents in celebrating Schools Tree Day the week of Friday July 24, 2015.

Queensland researchers develop world-first water recycling system, discover valuable worm industry

Date: 13-Apr-15
Author: Marty McCarthy (ABC)
Farming sustainably can often be expensive, but Queensland researchers have found a way for aquaculture to profit from being eco-friendly, by growing worms in waste water.

UK Offshore wind farm fund nets £463m

Date: 13-Apr-15
Author: Daily Mail UK
More than £460 million has been raised for the world's first dedicated offshore wind fund to invest in wind farms off the UK's coasts.

The art of upcycling

Date: 13-Apr-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Re-purposing discarded objects through art and design could inspire consumers to be more conscious and provide solutions to the world's waste problems.

Demand for Sustainable Accommodation on the Increase

Date: 13-Apr-15
Author: Gordon Lane
Shifts in the accommodation preferences of tourists could prompt an increasing number of hoteliers to adopt green building measures.

Rotorua adopts wood first policy

Date: 07-Apr-15
Author: Chris Philpot
Rotorua District Council in New Zealand has become the latest to announce a wood first policy and action plan.

Wood is Good For Your Body and Brain

Date: 01-Apr-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
What is the effect of being surrounded by wood on students, workers, the elderly and patients in a hospital? A new report released by Planet Ark titled Wood - Housing, Health, Humanity brings together research from around the world that is starting to answer these questions. It's important reading for parents, teachers, health care workers and anyone interested in building their health and wellbeing.

Fundraise for Planet Ark and Win a Cotton Tee!

Date: 01-Apr-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Are you looking for some fitspiration? With fun run season just around the corner, we're giving you the opportunity to get fit, give back and get your hands on a 100% organic cotton Planet Ark t-shirt.

Happy Eco-Easter!

Date: 01-Apr-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Easter is a busy and fun time of year but it doesn't need to come with an Easter bunny shaped eco-footprint.

Win a Tablet Worth $850!

Date: 23-Mar-15
Author: We need your help and we're offering you the chance to win an iPad or tablet of your choice to the value of AUD $850!

Wood - Good For Health and For Business

Date: 23-Mar-15
Author: Brad Gray
A new report shows that being surrounded by wood at home, work and school has real and measurable health benefits. It also shows that in a corporate environment the presence of wooden furnishings and fixtures conveys feelings of innovation, energy and comfort.

Wood is Good For Your Body and Brain

Date: 18-Mar-15
Author: Chris Philpot
Exposure to wooden furniture and fittings has real and measurable health and wellbeing benefits.


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