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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.

Three exciting new ways Bendigo TAFE is delivering education outcomes and a greener future for regional Victoria

RACV Solar installed 638 solar panels at Bendigo TAFE to deliver a 319kW system and 80kW electric vehicle charger at its Charleston Road Campus as part of its journey in supporting a cleaner energy future. Bendigo TAFE Bendigo TAFE continues to provide access to industry-leading education opportunities and greener futures with the implementation of three […]

Tree hidey-holes key to helping slow declines of small mammals

Charles Darwin University A decline of natural tree hollows is forcing arboreal mammal numbers to fall, according to a new study exploring why these species are disappearing in Northern Australia. The study led by Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) investigated whether the number of tree hollows in Northern Australian tropical […]

His Majesty the King to remain Patron of Australian Wildlife Conservancy

His Majesty the King has retained his Patronage of Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), a global leader in conservation, providing hope to Australia’s wildlife. The decision to retain the Patronage of AWC was confirmed by The Royal Household after a thorough analysis of over 1,000 organisations. Tim Allard, AWC Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the confirmation, saying […]

Why soil carbon offsets are the key to addressing desertification and drought

Matthew Warnken, in his Balmain East office and surrounds. Photography by Quentin Jones/thinkMammoth. This World Environment Day, instead of planting a tree – buy a soil carbon offset. Matthew Warnken says few people understand that carbon offsets work as both a price on carbon (carbon tax) and a funding mechanism for innovative carbon removals, emissions avoidance […]

Australian Cities lead the way in Inclusive Cities Barometer

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, today released The Inclusive Cities Barometer for Asia Pacific evaluates the inclusiveness of 35 cities in the Asia Pacific, including key Australian cities such as Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney across four inclusivity dimensions – economic, social, spatial and environmental. This report aims to foster […]

IAG establishes milestone renewable energy agreements across Australia and New Zealand

IAG’s Head of Sustainability, Lee McDougall Today on World Environment Day, IAG announced it has formed renewable energy agreements across its Australian and New Zealand operations, marking a significant milestone towards IAG delivering its net zero target by 2050. IAG has established a national 6-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanPeak Energy to provide 100% […]

Future business success hinges on sustainability and circular economy practices, says GlobalData

As public demand for climate action and resource conservation grows, businesses must pivot to sustainability to thrive. Embracing circular economy principles, such as reducing waste and extending product lifecycles, is crucial. As a result, future success hinges on adopting innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring businesses remain efficient, compliant, and resilient in an evolving regulatory […]

2024 Environmental Performance Index report highlights an unexpected country with the top ranking and shows the failings of international biodiversity commitment

Yale University In 2022, at COP 15 in Montreal over 190 countries made what has been called “the biggest conservation commitment the world has ever seen.”  The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework called for the effective protection and management of 30% of the world’s terrestrial, inland water, and coastal and marine areas by the year 2030 — […]

Beach Patrol volunteers left to bear the burden due to government inaction

A typical beach clean-up for Beach Patrol 3280-3284 where the marine debris collected is from high-sea activities rather than land-based sources. In the lead up to World Ocean Day (8th June), BeachPatrol is sounding the alarm about the real source of ocean plastic pollution: high-sea activities. Despite the commonly held belief that most ocean plastic comes […]

Wardell locals called to keep riverbanks clean this weekend

Keep It Clean in NSW. OzFish Unlimited OzFish Unlimited – Australia fishing conservation charity, together with NSW DPI Fisheries are calling on recreational anglers to help clean up the banks of the mighty Richmond River in Wardell on Saturday June 29. Through the state-wide KEEP IT CLEAN initiative, both organisations want to see as many […]

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ASCOTT AND SG ENABLE SIGN PARTNERSHIP TO ELEVATE DISABILITY INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Carole at the wheelchair-accessible reception counter. Partnership will lead to Singapore’s industry-first comprehensive playbook with SG Enable to advance Ascott’s disability inclusion efforts across its global portfolio The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment (CLI), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SG Enable, the focal agency for […]

NSW first trial uses insects to transform food waste

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore AO and Goterra CEO Olympia Yarger. Credit: Nick Langley/City of Sydney City of Sydney In a first for New South Wales, maggots will consume food scraps collected from residents as the City of Sydney investigates more sustainable solutions to process waste. The trial with circular economy solutions company Goterra […]

SCG Introduces 3 Innovations Making Low-Carbon Society “Possible”

Media OutReach Newswire  – As the world is shifting from the global warming phenomenon to “global boiling” which aggravates the severity of the environmental problem, the effort to create “low-carbon society” has become an urgent priority. However, it is a challenging task to encourage business organizations, consumers and all sectors in the society to go […]

BioPak and Rainforest Rescue launch new leaf cup series ahead of World Rainforest Day

Two decades on, the Leaf BioCup, originally launched by BioPak in 2006, now has a new look with the launch of a new leaf cup Nature Series in partnership with Rainforest Rescue Global sustainable packaging enterprise, BioPak, has today unveiled an exciting new leaf Nature Series in partnership with Rainforest Rescue to celebrate some of Australia’s most unique and diverse […]

EVS SET TO HIT 2.5 MILLION GOAL BY 2030 – BUT IS AUSTRALIA READY?

As electric vehicles (EVs) surge in popularity worldwide, a critical challenge has emerged locally – the required infrastructure to support this growth needs to catch up to where it needs to be. According to a recent report, 71 per cent of Australians consider EV charging infrastructure inadequate in their local area, backed up by the […]

Global Green Earth Economy Foundation (GGEEF) Empowers Businesses for a Thriving Green Economy with P5 Sustainability Framework

Global Green Earth Economy Foundation (GGEEF), a leading advocate for sustainable business practices, today highlighted its commitment to empowering businesses and driving regional progress towards a thriving green economy. GGEEF champions sustainability through its innovative P5 Sustainability Framework of GPM Global (USA), which equips businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve success […]

CplusC Architects + Builders transforms regenerative home builds with Autodesk

Holocene House in Manly demonstrates eco-friendly impact of digital design collaboration on residential property CplusC Architects + Builders (‘CplusC’) has transformed the design and delivery of unique and regenerative premium homes with the help of Autodesk. The Australian firm is using Autodesk’s Design & Make platform to optimise design practices with 3D modelling and enable […]

Toorak’s Maribel: from Colombia to the Ison Road Overpass

Women in Engineering Day - 23 June Maribel Gomez perfectly reflects the diversity of the talented team delivering the Ison Road Overpass. As woman in engineering with South American heritage, she typifies the vibrant mix of people and backgrounds working to help provide Wyndham West with a vital link...

Community-led disaster resilience model benefiting those that need it most

Monash University A new report from Monash University’s Fire to Flourish program has identified how a community-led approach to disaster resilience is delivering positive impacts for affected communities. As climate disasters become more frequent and severe, it is crucial now more than ever to support local communities and individuals in enhancing their preparedness, response and […]

Climate change accelerates emergence of insects in Alpine region

La Trobe University Researchers at La Trobe University’s Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems have exposed the hidden consequences of climate change on Alpine stream ecosystems, which could see an earlier emergence of insects. The study, led by Senior Lecturer in Environment and Genetics Dr Michael Shackleton, focused on streams around Falls Creek and projected significant alterations in water temperatures […]

Urban rewilding startup wins $50,000 Taronga Hatch Accelerator grant

The Groundswell Collective’s co-founders Anna Noon and Mark Colquhoun (middle) win the Taronga Hatch $50, 000 grant  Credit: Guy Dixon  The Groundswell Collective has been announced as this year’s winner of the $50,000 Hatch: Taronga Accelerator Program (Hatch) grant. On Wednesday 19 June, 13 founders of six start-ups went head-to-head for the chance to win […]

Football spectators giving free kick to racist bigots

Most football fans who have witnessed racism among fellow spectators at sporting matches in recent years have failed to report it, a new University of South Australia study has found. Australia's first large-scale study of its kind has examined the extent of racist behaviour and language among spectators of...