350 hopes to Accelerate an end to climate change

International non-profit premiered its feature length climate film in Sydney yesterday. The crowd-funded Accelerate shown at the Australian Museum aims to inspire ordinary people into action against fossil fuel by showing change is possible. 

Waste crusade wins First State Super top CitySwitch award

First State Super’s first-ever “war on waste” challenge to teach staff to curb office waste has won the not-for-profit superannuation fund the Signatory of the Year (over 2000 square metres) award at this year’s National CitySwitch Awards.

Banksia Awards shine the green light

Banksia Awards shine the green light

The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star program has come out on top at the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards – now in its 30th year – winning the sustainability award for not-for-profits and non-government organisations. 

The social pix: Christmas 2018

Christmas season has kicked off with a bang. Occasionally The Fifth Estate makes it out, away from the desk. On Wednesday night we made it to The Property Council Christmas…

2018 International Urban Design Conference

The 2018 International Urban Design Conference are kindly offering readers of The Fifth Estate a $100 discount to attend the three-day conference.

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Canberra wins transport award at national council climate awards

The ACT government’s zero emissions transport project, Newcastle’s museum energy upgrade, and Waverley and Woollahra Councils’ “Solar my School” program are among the winners of the Climate Council’s national climate awards for local government.

Our pick of the events this week

The Living Future Institute of Australia is kindly offering members of The Fifth Estate a 10 per cent discount to the Living Future Symposium to be held this Thursday (11 October) at…

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Green Globe Awards 2018 shine a bright light on winners

NSW government’s Green Globe Awards on Thursday night last week again proved they are the event of the year on the state’s sustainability calendar. But they performed even more important…