Coles gains certification for first sustainable supermarket


Coles has achieved the first Green Star rating for a supermarket, with Coles Hallam in south east Melbourne awarded a 4 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “Coles was determined to develop a ‘supermarket of the future’ – and in doing so, has set a new benchmark for sustainable supermarket design in Australia,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew.

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.