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New energy app helps reduce power bills by 18 per cent

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.

Greens launch app to improve cycling safety

The Greens have launched a new mobile app that aims to make cycling safer by highlighting “chronic underinvestment” in cycling infrastructure.

Special Report: How hotels are going green

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…

Energy retailers and a special kind of fury

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…

Langkawi eco paradise at The Frangipani

In tropical Langkawi, an island hideaway in the Andaman Sea off the North West Malaysian peninsular, a locally owned hotel is setting the benchmark for environmental practises in the region.

Skyrail scores global kudos for being green

By Willow Aliento

5 February 2014 — Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at Cairns has been recognised for achieving world’s best practice in sustainable tourism, with the World Travel and Tourism Council selecting the high-flying forest adventure as one of three finalists in the Environment Award category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

A hunt for sustainable tourism in NSW

As a Sydney-sider, I adore skirmishes around our beautiful countryside in NSW. I marvel at the fact that I can be in the bush within an hour on a Friday night, after work.

What I have found disappointing, however, is the lack of sustainable travel options available to me. I have a policy that I will only stay at responsible venues when I travel for pleasure.

Green megatrends for hospitality and tourism

  A current megatrend in the hospitality and tourism sector is “going green”. More and more pressure is being applied to businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their operations.…