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Learning the spirit of the land

Randy Yibarbuk is a designated future elder of his clan in the Yolgnu nation in west Arnhem Land.

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.…