Social enterprise creates jobs through sustainable waste management


A new e-waste processing and training facility at Bendigo’s Radius Environmental Services will provide meaningful employment opportunities for people living with a disability. Radius Environmental Services is a social enterprise that specialises in sustainable waste management and provides training and employment opportunities for people living with a disability.

Energy Cut offers guide to manage energy costs


Small businesses account for nearly half of private sector employment in Australia. Energy Cut, a joint initiative between not-for-profit positive-change organisation Do Something and the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA), helps these businesses make informed choices in order to save on energy costs. It aims to help these businesses benefit through lower energy costs and wider productivity gains, improving their overall competitiveness and boosting continued growth.

Melbourne celebrates sustainable living


A vegetable patch in the heart of the city, worm farm tours, and bicycle rides are among a series of unique events encouraging Melburnians to live a greener life as part of the Sustainable Living Festival. The event runs from 7 February to 1 March 2015.

GBCA Green Star 2014 roundup


The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star rating saw a 43 percent increase in certifications in the last year, with 150 projects during 2014 compared to 105 in 2013. The increase is evident of the property and construction industry’s continuous shift towards sustainability.

Melbourne tests new model for renewable energy


In an attempt to lead the way to meet the city’s goal of zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users, who are interested in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.

Energy saving program for Queensland business


From 1 July, businesses will be hit with an 11.5 to 14.3 percent increase on power bills due to the rise in regulated electricity tariffs. Queensland Watt Savers is a free energy efficiency program created to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and community organisations in south-east Queensland reduce their energy use.