Nine in 10 Australian consumers are more likely to purchase ethical and sustainable products according to a new research, with the survey also revealing that 85 per cent of consumers want retailers and brands to be more transparent about the sustainability of their products.
Beef is a notoriously not very good for the planet. It produces nearly double the amounts of carbon compared with small ruminants such as goats or sheep. The good news is its consumptions is dropping. Get ready for more food to taste like chicken because the meat industry is getting a major shakeup. Global meat […]
Goldman Sachs is warning investors away from livestock, with going as far as to label livestock as one of the most precarious investments alongside oil. Why? Global investor network FAIRR a London based outfit that raises awareness of the material ESG risks and opportunities caused by intensive livestock production has released a new report that […]
The tourism industry is in trouble but what if a new, more sustainable narrative for tourism rises from the ashes?
For the school fence Dugald Jellie is building at Melbourne’s Elsternwick Primary, he’s using “old Ernie’s” nails.
round Australia, and the world, national parks are under threat from the curious paradox of luxury tourism, which demands development in protected wilderness areas to cater for those who want to enjoy the natural environment without any interruption of their lifestyle.
Benjamin Young’s business producing reusable coffee cups is staggering: it’s grown 600 per cent last year and the signs are still good for growth and innovation, with new products such as reusable shopping bags and straws on the way.
The unthinking tourist might be a thing of the past if people such as Rod Hillman continue to drive change.
A new partnership – based on the successful Better Buildings Partnership model – hopes to get hotels, museums and other venues serious about sustainability and make Sydney a destination for sustainable tourism.
And so this is Christmas … and to celebrate the end of a hard working year for most of us, we’ve convinced the owner of the gorgeous Tara Blue Mountains Resort at Oberon, just over the Blue Mountains, to offer a fabulous two night stay for up to five people.
Some of the biggest operators in the hotel sector are getting serious about sustainability, not only because it can save serious money, but because it’s proving a magnet for green-minded guests.
When you’re on holiday, relaxing on a beach or soaking up a vibrant city’s culture, the last thing you want to think about is your responsibility to the planet.
Here are all the articles we’ve written to give you the best insight into Sustainable House Day this year: How to develop a community, not just dwellings – Two Perth couples are demonstrating a new way of developing medium density housing that combines sustainability with creating a genuine sense of community. Affordable meets sustainable for Tassie […]
Lirrwi Tourism, the Aboriginal immersive cultural tour operation that grew too fast and was placed in administration earlier this year, is back in business.
A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.
A quarter of people don’t understand there’s financial benefits to being sustainable, a survey conducted by IKEA has revealed.
Brisbane’s experiment with a smart phone-based energy efficiency program has paid off, with a report confirming the project has cut thousands of dollars off young low-income renters’ energy bills.
There’s a strong future for eco-tourism in NSW’s Blue Mountains, following the launch of a CRC for Low Carbon Living-funded program designed to promote businesses that reduce their carbon footprints.
Cigarette butts, a scourge that leach heavy metals like arsenic, chromium, nickel and cadmium into soil and waterways, could soon find a new home locked inside bricks.
Existing technology has the potential to achieve 45 per cent savings or more on energy bills and a 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in residential apartments, according to a pilot program for the City of Sydney, conducted by Wattblock.
International tourism operator Crown Resorts has put a strong focus on sustainability at its major Melbourne and Perth sites, achieving major reductions in carbon emissions, increased energy efficiency, reduced water use and reduced waste to landfill.
Australian property landlords are part of the rush to install charging stations for electric vehicles but according to a coalition of related industries, a lot more needs to be done to ensure EVs can meet their potential to help reduce emissions by nearly half by 2050. EV infrastructure in general is already taking shape around […]
I’ve signed up for a week’s tour in remote Arnhem Land. It’s a women’s group, run through Lirrwi Tourism. We are to visit two Aboriginal communities learning something of their culture, perhaps sharing in some secret women’s business and bush medicine.
Randy Yibarbuk is a designated future elder of his clan in the Yolgnu nation in west Arnhem Land.
It was on a tour of Europe with a group of Aboriginal people to promote Australia in the early ’90s that tourism boss John Morse caught the bug.
Brisbane City Council’s sustainability agency CitySmart has announced that its trial of a new interactive app has helped low-income residents reduce their power bills by more than 18 per cent.
The Greens have launched a new mobile app that aims to make cycling safer by highlighting “chronic underinvestment” in cycling infrastructure.
More travellers, particularly corporate travel groups, are looking for sustainability credentials when they book a place to stay. This, along with reducing high running costs, is driving an increasing number of hotel operators to implement initiatives ranging from energy-efficiency to greener purchasing policies. “The expectations of the global consumer market have now changed. Travellers now […]
There’s a special kind of fury reserved for Australian energy retailers. It’s the kind of anger caused by being told one thing at the beginning of a painstaking 30 minute phone call, only to find 25 minutes in, that thing you were told has been completely contradicted by some hidden fee. Repeat this a few […]
Brief: Nightswapping.com is the latest addition to the growing home accommodation industry, joining Airbnb, Couchsurfing and others circumventing the traditional hotel/motel/hostel industry.