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First published in 2003, Eco Voice is your go-to publication for sustainability news in Australia. Eco Voice prides itself as an independent news platform with a clear focus on sustainability, with articles coming from a diverse range of contributors – all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profits, community groups, small to medium sized businesses, universities, research organisations, together with input from international sources. Eco Voice values community, conservation and commerce. Eco Voice is a media partner of the prestigious Australian Banksia Sustainability Awards – The Peak Sustainability Awards.

Go West doubles down on electric achievement

Go West has unveiled its second zero emissions electric coach in Western Australia, ready to improve emission outcomes for resource sector FMG’s operations in the Pilbara. Following the launch of Go West’s first electric coach in February 2023, which is used to transport employees to and from South32 Worsley Alumina, the second EV fleet addition […]

Millennials and Gen Z prioritise impact investments

Almost 73% of Millennials and Generation Z demand that their investment portfolios include Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, says a new global study conducted by one of the world’s largest independent financial and asset management organizations.​ In the deVere Group poll of more than 800 clients around the world, 72.8% said it was a […]

Looming sustainability regulation is propelling the need for mandated digital ESG reporting by Australia’s largest organisations

Some of Australia’s largest organisations, including Deloitte Australia and PwC Australia, would support mandatory digital ESG reporting as incoming sustainability regulations act as a catalyst for much-needed innovation. Speaking at corporate reporting cloud platform provider, Workiva’s, Accelerate event in Sydney, attended by the likes of Challenger, Yancoal, UNSW, and others, some of Australia’s largest organisations talked […]

Warning for Western Sydney: ignore trees at your peril

Above: TCL’s Terrence Stapleton at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, NSW (photography Peter Ayres) Proposed precincts of more than 5,000 homes, along with a new international airport, will see Western Sydney take off over the next few years. Little wonder it’s the state’s fastest-growing region. As planning progresses, local landscape architect Terrence Stapleton is […]

Xpansiv Completes Capital Raise Led by Aramco Ventures

Xpansiv®, the leading market infrastructure provider for the global energy transition, today announced it has finalized a new capital raise led by Aramco Ventures, a leading investor in low-carbon energy and sustainability, and existing investors. The investment will be used to support the further development of Xpansiv’s global energy and environmental markets infrastructure solutions as […]

The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

By FS Sustainability The 50 most influential environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide. Running for the second year, the ESG Power50 comprises individuals that hail from diverse industries, each wielding significant influence in their respective spheres. This year’s Power50 […]

Salvatori Lolicato – A Ceramic Artist Opens Studios at VegOut

As part of Melbourne Design Week local St Kilda artist Salvatori Lolicato will have some of his wonderful art on display. SHAKESPEARE GROVE ARTIST STUDIOS | EXHIBITION AND OPEN STUDIOS Presented by City of Port Phillip Salvatori Lolicato Ceramic Artist B.A (visual Arts) Distinction ANU, Canberra Dip Ed Deakin University, Melbourne As a St Kilda identity […]

Going Green: Leveraging Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

More than just a trend, sustainability is becoming an essential factor in running any business, and nowhere is it more important than in the restaurant industry, which relies on the quality and availability of plants, animals, and other natural resources. It’s also true that a growing number of restaurant guests seek sustainability too, with one […]

In 2022, Koalas were Listed as Endangered in QLD, NSW and the ACT

‘Koala in Recovery’, NSW, by Andres Novoa (@novoandress) By Ruth Puddefoot Countless people travel to Australia in hopes of experiencing the nation’s exceptional biodiversity. The majority of the country’s animals can be found nowhere else in the world. From marsupials such as koalas and kangaroos to unique native species like the platypus and Tasmanian devil, […]

ENVIRO 2024 is being held at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre on 26-27 June 2024

ENVIRO 2024 is being held at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre on 26-27 June 2024. More information including the full program is available here. Registrations close Friday 14 June 2024. “Australia’s transition to a circular economy has a long way to go and will involve all areas of industry, community and government coming together to […]

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Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh

I needed something I’d read before, something that felt friendly and light. Looking on my shelves I found Ngaio Marsh. She’s a New Zealand author with some of her detective novels set in England and some in New Zealand. I really love her style of writing. It’s...

US FUNDING FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENTS TARGETTING THE GUT MICROBIOME

Researchers based at Australia's Translational Research Institute (TRI) have received major funding from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop Parkinson's disease (PD) treatments by targeting the gut microbiome. Associate Professor Richard Gordon and his team from the QUT School of Biomedical Sciences were awarded two...

Producing gold nano-particles (and hydrogen) in water – in a non-toxic way

Flinders University PhD candidate Badriah Alotaibi with a gold chloride solution and the vortex fluidic device used in the research experiments. In a surprise discovery, Flinders University nanotechnology researchers have produced a range of different types  of gold nanoparticles by adjusting water flow in the novel vortex fluidic device – without the need for toxic […]

Endangered sharks found in 10% of fish sold as ‘flake’, according to alarming new study

Australia allows endangered sharks to be caught and sold for Aussies to eat 4% of ‘flake’ samples were the endangered greeneye spurdog, yet only 69kg was caught and sold in the whole year 91% of shark sold as ‘flake’ not actually flake (gummy shark) but other sharks, including endangered sharks Australia’s threatened endemic sharks need […]

SMART ENERGY GROUP ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING UK ENERGY COMPANY GIVENERGY

Smart Energy, Australia’s leading independent solar and battery company, has announced a new partnership with GivEnergy, a leading UK premier manufacturer of inverters, cobalt-free battery systems, and advanced energy management software. The partnership marks a significant milestone in bringing cutting-edge energy storage solutions to Australian homes, enhancing the country’s shift towards sustainable energy practices. As […]

Is the key to fighting bee disease hiding in the honey?

La Trobe SRK Scholarship recipient Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi believes honey holds the key to bee disease Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi loves honey. Not because it tastes good, or its many health benefits, but because it holds the secrets to the health of bees. Gopika is the first recipient of the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship, […]

Drowning in waste: Plastic pollution in Australia’s oceans and waterways report tabled

House of Representatives The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water has concluded its inquiry into plastic pollution in Australia’s oceans and waterways. The Committee’s final report, tabled today in Parliament, makes 22 recommendations aimed at strengthening Australia’s plastics management framework to minimise plastic waste to landfill, incentivise the use of recycled materials […]

Can you escape the ‘medical mayhem’ of UniSA’s new immersive teaching experience?

Fluorescent hospital lights, a post-operative patient monitored by machines, and an anxious medical team waiting to sign off the successful procedure. But something's missing and until it's found no one can leave the room. Accounting for surgical items is a real-life scenario faced by medical teams every day,...

We All Eat

You know what really gets on my nerves. People telling me that they’re on a diet. It doesn’t really matter which one they’re on, but because I’m an Osteopath, they always want to tell me how good it is. I’ve heard them all; keto, the 16/8, the...

MVP Print Melbourne – their role in the Green Printing Movement

Welcome to MVP Print Melbourne, your trusted partner in the green printing movement. As an Australian-owned and operated printing house, we are committed to providing eco-friendly printing solutions that prioritize sustainability without compromising on quality. Our dedicated team is passionate about reducing the environmental impact of printing...

Melbourne Book Printing Success Stories: From Manuscript to Bestseller Share Inspiring Success Stories

Welcome to the world of Melbourne book printing, where dreams become reality, and manuscripts transform into bestsellers. In this article, we dive into the inspiring success stories of authors who have achieved literary triumphs with the help of Melbourne's top-notch printing services. Every book has a story, and...

FRRR and Charter Hall partner to support disaster preparedness and recovery

Friends of Tenterfield Aerodrome Fire Bosses  FRRR and Charter Hall are pleased to announce the expansion of their partnership, signing a three-year agreement to drive further investment in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts across remote, rural and regional communities. The funding will be distributed through FRRR’s flagship Strengthening Rural Communities small grants program. Charter Hall, one of […]