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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.

National Water Week poster competition now open

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School students with their entries for the National Water Week poster competition. L-R: Rosie, Amelia, Levi, Catherine, Layla. South East Water is inviting all local primary, kindergarten and early learning students to create an entry for this year’s National Water Week poster competition. Students can design, draw or paint a poster that […]

Eco Voice Q & A: Michael Lotfy Gierges, Global Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Home & Distribution Segment

Michael Lotfy Gierges, Global Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Home & Distribution Segment Background Michael Lotfy Gierges is Executive Vice President for the Home & Distribution division and has held the position since June 2023. In this role, he has full responsibility for all aspects of Schneider Electric’s residential & small buildings offer and […]

Research reveals gains and gaps in Aussie green initiatives

SAP reveals increasing Australian investment in sustainability solutions driven by competitiveness and profitability benefits 68% of Australian businesses see relationship between sustainability and competitiveness and profitability, leading to 11 point increase in businesses increasing their investments Australian organisations say their overall business performance is intrinsically linked to treating sustainability as a strategic priority – and […]

TAFE NSW graduate provides lifeline for endangered species

At a critical time for Australia’s threatened species, TAFE NSW is equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to a sustainable future. Skilling future workers with specialist conservation skills comes at a time when over 550 native Australian animals have been found at risk of becoming extinct, according to World Wildlife Fund […]

Ashurst advises Aquila Capital on procurement and portfolio financing of New Zealand solar PV projects

Global law firm Ashurst has advised Aquila Capital as international counsel on their procurement and portfolio financing of solar PV projects with an expected capacity of 180MWp in New Zealand. The portfolio forms part of a broader 1.4GW portfolio of solar PV assets to be developed by a joint venture between Aquila and Far North […]

CBA enhances small business Sustainability Tool with Aussie-owned businesses

CBA is working with BioPak and EnergyFlex to help more small businesses achieve their sustainability goals. Commonwealth Bank’s Sustainability Action Tool now integrates offers from compostable food packaging organisation BioPak, and energy insights from start-up EnergyFlex, to better help small businesses embed sustainability into their operations, saving money and reducing the cost of doing business. Launched in […]

Public-private Collaboration to Track Progress on Global Renewables Target

IRENA has selected GRA as the exclusive private sector partner for its annual report series, officially commissioned by the COP28 Presidency, to track the tripling of renewable power capacity and doubling of energy efficiency by 2030. Following the historic outcome of the first Global Stocktake to triple global renewable energy capacity and double energy efficiency […]

Companies seen hiring for roles to lead sustainable practices in travel and tourism industry, finds GlobalData

A notable shift is underway in the travel and tourism industry as companies are increasingly prioritizing sustainable practices, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and conservation efforts in their hiring strategies. Against this backdrop, airline and airport companies are posting some senior/mid-level environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related jobs for initiatives around business operations, reveals the Job Analytics Database of GlobalData, a […]

10th World Water Forum: UNESCO mobilizes the international community for sustainable water management

UNESCO will promote international cooperation and innovative solutions to tackle the pressing global water challenges at the 10th World Water Forum from May 18-24 in Bali, Indonesia. The 2024 edition, held under the theme “Water for Shared Prosperity”, will bring together policymakers, scientists, and stakeholders from around the world and result in a joint global […]

Stronger for longer: Oil demand to grow in the mid-term, future trajectory depends on clean tech and policy

Oil demand will rise further in the medium term, according to Rystad Energy research and modeling, as low-carbon alternatives are not yet sufficiently developed or economically competitive to offset the growing demand for transportation and industrial services. Rystad Energy’s latest Oil Macro Scenarios report explains how the 13 sectors that rely on oil will face […]

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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 […]

‘Stolen Childhoods: thriving after abuse’ by Shari Botwin (Rowman & Littlefield) 2024

BOOK REVIEW by Meredith Fuller OAM Psychologist/Author/Documentary Maker "someone went inside of me" With a master's degree in social work and extensive experience...

QUT hosts National Battery Strategy launch

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the QUT Banyo Pilot Plant, to unveil the new National Battery Strategy, and the Battery Breakthrough Initiative, with Annika Wells, Ed Husic, Federal Minister for Science and Industry, Associate Professor Joshua Watts. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese released the first National Battery Strategy yesterday while visiting the QUT Advanced Battery Facility […]

Australia Wind Energy 2024 #AuWE2024

Date: 9 – 11, July, 2024 Location: Melbourne Australia Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Website: https://www.windenergyaustralia.com/ Australia Wind Energy 2024 (#AuWE2024) will be back at MCEC Melbourne from 9th to 11th July 2024, bigger and better than ever! This extraordinary event presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to forge strategic partnerships in the thriving […]

Carbon Capture APAC 2024 —— APAC’s Leading Event for Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

Date: 9-10 July, 2024 Location: Melbourne Australia Venue: PAN PACIFIC MELBOURNE Website: https://www.carboncaptureapac.com/ Market Background: By 2050, global CCUS deployment will expand 120 times from current levels, raising to at least 4.2 billion metric tons of CO2 per year to meet countries’ net-zero emissions commitments. By 2050, the Asia-Pacific region will reduce emissions by more […]

Viatris Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report: Building Sustainable Access at Scale

·       Company continues to supply high-quality medicines to approximately 1 billion patients around the world annually ·       Report chronicles Viatris’ commitment to providing access to healthcare and building healthier communities ·       Impactful story highlights include “Empathy in Africa: Bridging the Healthcare Divide” – a powerful new documentary short that showcases Viatris’ impact Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare […]

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 […]

Shimmery Burlesque – Athenaeum Theatre [Melb]

After two sold-out seasons, Shimmery Burlesque will take centre stage at the historic Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne, shining a spotlight on the sparkling world of Burlesque in a grand theatrical spectacle. Opening on Friday 24 May 2024, Shimmery is a first of its kind! Shimmery Burlesque is a...