Business & Politics

The new CRCs and their role in a sustainable future

The new CRCs and their role in a sustainable future

If government decisions about research funding are an indication of where they see the nation heading, the recent round of CRC grant recipients suggests the focus has strayed from the core issues facing cities and their sustainability.

The grey context for green advertising

Change is constant but so is our resistance to it. Therefore, a relentless state of tension is what really defines human behaviour. This is verified by homoeostasis, in which living organisms will self-regulate to remain constant. It explains why it is so hard to form new habits and even harder to break away from them. 

On Canberra, where the bloody hell are you?

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with a massive solar program that’s igniting a whole lot of spinoff business.

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with solar for residential consumers and igniting a whole lot of businesses at the same time.

Single use plastic: be gone

Better Building Partnership Sustainable Destination Partnership and CitySwitch and their allies packed into the Marconi Room at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday morning to launch a new program to reduce single use plastics in the city’s destinations hot spots, organised by the City of Sydney.

What the carbon lobby wants from Morrison

What the carbon lobby wants from Morrison

It’s not good news. The carbon lobby is real, it’s powerful and it’s determined to keep coal as the centrepiece of fuel for Australia. 

Senator Richard Di Natale Greens

Election washout: The Greens need to stay focused on the environment 

The “climate election” has delivered a harsh lesson for those of us who believe that we are indeed facing a climate emergency. After recent alarming scientific predictions and destructive weather events, one would think the Greens would be in the box seat for gains. 

Co-working is influential and still growing strong

WeWork was the focus of discussion during part of the investor panel at Happy Healthy Offices this week, just as new research showed Australia is a hot spot for this office format, known for its ability to practice and influence a greater sense of community and bent towards sustainability.

More proof that climate change will cost us

Under the current policy environment the property market is expected to lose a whopping $571 billion by 2030 from climate change and extreme weather according to new modelling released by the Climate Council on Thursday.