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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.

Every step counts! New research shows just 4000 steps a day can make a difference to your health

Walk to Work Day Supporting Diabetes Australia (WTWD) is on this Friday 1 September and organisers are saying no more excuses, with a new study finding that health benefits can be achieved by walking as few as 4,000 steps a day. The study found that the risk of cardiovascular disease was reduced by walking just 2,300 steps […]

Climate action charity offers $5,000 Innovation Award

Some of the CORENA committee and allies celebrate CORENA’s 10th anniversary, on 22 April 2023. Highlights: National climate action charity CORENA is calling for nominations for their inaugural Innovation Award. The $5,000 award recognises the most innovative and pioneering emissions reduction project or initiative. CORENA has given $1.17 million in interest-free loans for 50 separate […]

WA Beach Clean-up

Join not-for-profit organisation, Tangaroa Blue for their largest and longest running clean-up event! Back for its 19th year this October, they are calling out to our WA community to help clean your favourite beach, river or waterway as part of the 2023 WA Beach Clean-up (WABCU23). You can either volunteer at an already planned clean-up […]

SCENTRE GROUP TO DOUBLE ONSITE SOLAR GENERATION CAPACITY

Westfield Hornsby. L-R Scentre Group’s Craig Parr, Max Roberts, Nick Opperman Westfield Fountain Gate and Westfield Knox recently completed rooftop solar installations; new onsite solar at Westfield Hornsby and Westfield Tuggerah on track for completion in Q4 2023 Scentre Group continues on its pathway to net zero with the recent completion of rooftop solar installations at […]

Sustainability-focused Father’s Day

The Native Shop Gift Card is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Dad will love it and the process is so simple. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. They are used in the same way as a discount code. Once you have selected and added the plants you […]

More shocking revelations of cruelty to Australian sheep in the Middle East

Core members of Australian Alliance for Animals Australian Alliance for Animals The Australian Alliance for Animals is again calling on the Federal Government to expedite its phase out of live sheep exports following further revelations of widespread rorting of Australia’s export rules in the Middle East. The latest breaches, aired on the ABC’s 7.30 program tonight following […]

NSW is logging one of the state’s last strongholds for greater gliders

A map shows where logging is currently occurring in greater glider habitat © WWF-Australia WWF calls on NSW agency responsible to cease destruction of critical glider habitat The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia today expressed shock that the Forestry Corporation New South Wales is logging one of the last remaining strongholds for greater gliders, which […]

Russell Investments expands Sustainable Managed Portfolio suite

Russell Investments bolsters Sustainable Managed Portfolio range, adding Conservative, Diversified 50 and High Growth options Expanded range mirrors Russell Investments’ core Multi-Asset offering Broadens advisers’ ability to benefit from managed account efficiencies Leading global investment manager and solutions partner, Russell Investments today extends its range of Sustainable Managed Portfolios, meeting growing adviser demand for sustainable […]

Advanced radar tech deployed in pursuit to protect critically endangered Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Mapping underground to better understand the shy and skittish wombat Researchers have deployed the latest in ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to map out burrows belonging to one of the world’s rarest and notoriously shy mammals, the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. By exploring these large underground homes, researchers hope to better understand this critically endangered species. […]

Businesses increase focus on supply chains to accelerate decarbonisation efforts

35% increase in businesses claiming they are investing more in improving supply chain resilience 78% agree that companies can significantly address their carbon footprint through greater visibility of environmental outcomes across their supply chain 51% of businesses have engaged external decarbonisation support 13% of companies that have committed to decarbonisation cite value chain risks as […]

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NEW STUDY – AI REVOLUTIONISNG SCIENTISTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF ICONIC AUSTRALIAN NATIVE

Botanic Gardens of Sydney and UNSW used ‘computer vision’ to asses Australian eucalypts. The image on the right shows the ‘training’ for the machine learning model to identify the leaves on the left. Botanic Gardens of Sydney Scientists at Botanic Gardens of Sydney have harnessed new developments in machine learning to look at Australian eucalypt […]

Father & Son Dead in Donvale House Fire

Father; Calvin Reeder and his son Brendon, were killed in their Donvale house as it went up in flames overnight. At least 30 Fire Rescue Victoria firefighters arrived at 43 Craig Road, Donvale, to find the multi-level, brick and steel constructed home fully involved in fire. FRV Firefighters aggressively...

Frosted – A Winter Spectacular [Melb]

Embark on a journey into an enchanted frost-laden realm at Frosted – A Winter Spectacular. Celebrating Christmas in July! ​During the months of June and July 2024, the big field in Narre Warren opposite Westfield Fountain Gate will become a whimsical sanctuary where all can revel in the...

Unlocking quality corporate insights into SDGs progress

Jointly issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact Updated analysis tool on the SDGs and underlying targets to enable businesses to improve reporting on the Global Goals An updated online database, Business reporting on the SDGs: An analysis of the Goals and Targets, was made available today to improve business reporting on the […]

Sustainable buildings: Beyond solar panels and water tanks

Liz Harrison, Fixed Interest Strategist – ESG at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses how green finance can help to create sustainable buildings and explores the different types of investments available to investors in this sector. Key takeaways: The development of new buildings and, once completed, the energy consumption of these buildings are huge contributors to global […]

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow their businesses. The shift from traditional marketing methods to digital platforms has opened up a plethora of opportunities for manufacturers to connect with their target audiences, streamline operations, and...

OPINION PIECE – NAIDOC WEEK A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

This opinion piece by Science & Technology Chief Executive Officer Ryan Winn was published in The Australian on 11 July 2024. It's NAIDOC Week – a chance to recognise and celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the country's First...

LEADING WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNITE TO PROTECT YOUNG ABUSE SURVIVORS

Susan Barton AM (Lighthouse Founder), Faten Sadik representing Property Industry Foundation (PIF), Cr Joe Gianfriddo, Louise Hansen (Executive Director of Hansen Yuncken), Len Warson (Lighthouse Chair) and Bill Mountford (Lighthouse’s Deputy Chair). Key players in Victoria’s construction industry are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young women by raising funds and completing the […]

KICK OFF YOUR TIME AT ONLINE RETAILER!

The Countdown Is On To The Retro Olympics Party! It’s time to dust off those old school trackies and sweatbands, slap on some green and gold zinc, and chase that Gold Medal! Join us for a night filled with fun, nostalgia, and great vibes as we bring the...

Sircel secures $5m impact investment from Kilara Capital

Funding to boost national expansion and Australia’s most advanced solar panel recycling facility Australia’s largest e-waste processor, Sircel, has secured a $5 million capital injection from impact investor Kilara Capital to drive  its national expansion and processing capabilities on its mission to solve the global e-waste crisis. Attracted to the Australian owned green technology company’s proven […]

Improving fish habitats for Saltwater Creek, Cairns

OzFish Cairns is restoring Saltwater and Lilly Creeks in urban Cairns to aid in fish passage and breeding OzFish Unlimited The Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited will receive $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Urban Rivers and Catchments Program. The funding will allow the members of the Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited to […]

New solutions to keep drinking water safe as pesticide use skyrockets worldwide

Water scientists from Australia and China have proposed a more effective method of removing organic pesticides from drinking water, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health problems. A 62% rise in global pesticide use in the past 20 years has escalated fears that many of these chemicals could end up in our waterways, causing […]