Interesting Websites

On this page we have provided a list of interesting websites for you to browse. We believe the information on these sites may be of use to you, and we encourage you to take a look at what others are doing to protect our planet.

The sites are divided into three sections:

Non-Government Organisations Government Sites Business Sites

Businesses

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Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR)

The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) is a member-based organisation formed in 2012 to further corporate democracy.

We develop and deploy strategies to improve Australian listed companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk indicators.

We use a combination of research, private engagement, shareholder resolutions, and high impact media to advance our aims.

Go to https://accr.org.au/.


Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA)

Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA) is an industry association started in 2003. ATRA is committed to tyre recycling in Australia, in order to minimize the damage of waste tyres to human health and the environment. ATRA is open to all stakeholders involved in the industries of waste tyre processing, including retailers, collectors, recyclers, and tyre manufacturers.

ATRA works to minimize the impact of damage from waste tyres to human health and the environment, both locally and globally. ATRA assists in the creation of new businesses and jobs through the realisation of cost-effective and environmentally sound recycling activities. It serves the tyre recycling industry in an advocacy role with the public, government and associated stakeholders. It also promotes the use of recycled rubber in a range of consumer and industrial products.

To be a member of ATRA, a company should be licensed to collect, store and process tyres, operate within the law and in an ethical manner, keep detailed records of tyres collected and processed for waste tracking, process tyres before export, have the council’s development application approval, and hold safe and suitable working conditions for all staff.

Go to atra.org.au.



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The Beginners Guide to Driving Electric Cars

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

    The centre raises awareness why business leaders should be prepared for the new business environment where global concerns are rising over climate change, environmental degradation and social inequality. It seeks after a new way of doing business that incorporates the environment and social risks into its practices, strategies and culture. A enterprise who adopts the new way should thus flourish within environmentally sustainable limits, enhance social equity and make sustainable profits.

  • A beginner-friendly introduction to electric cars (EVs) and why they’re increasingly becoming popular, as well as a brief history of electric vehicle development (dating all the way back to the 1800s!)
  • Differences between electric cars and hybrid electric/diesel models, as well as examples of brands and models of EVs in the market today
  • Government grants, tax advantages, and other public support enjoyed by electric car owners.
  • Other useful information, advice, and resources to help you decide if an electric car is right for you

Whether you’re thinking of purchasing an electric car or already have one, this guide will give you a better understanding of how they work and what benefits you might experience behind the wheel.

Visit: https://www.exchangeandmart.co.uk/electric-cars-guide

Go to http://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/asia-pacific-centre-for-sustainable-enterprise.



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49+ Amazing Hacks For Container Gardening [2019]: Quick Trending Ideas

Container gardening has become a new trend for homeowners. It’s a great hobby that anyone can try and can easily get addicted to. However, you may not be getting all the right information you need to start. Whether you’re a novice or a container gardening expert, we’re sure you’ll find these tips useful for your contained creations.

Go to https://finalscope.com/amazing-hacks-for-container-gardening/.



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Earth Easy

Earth Easy is a family business that promotes and inspires a simpler life and highlights the significance of our natural environment as the source of our well-being. Well researched and founded on the founder, Greg Seaman’s 31 years of experience living off-grid topics include gardening, home efficiency, non-toxic home care, alternate energy and natural pest control. Earth easy also operates an online store, selling everything from gardening equipment and pest control to energy efficiency products and water conservation gadgets. For every order placed at the Earth Easy store a tree is planted through the organisation's partnership with Trees for the Future.

Visit http://eartheasy.com.


Easy Step-by-step Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Everyone can grow their own vegetable garden, but it takes time and effort to sustain one. To ensure that you’ve got a head start, take a look at our comprehensive guide on vegetable gardening.


Eco-Business

Eco-Business is a global website geared towards the business end of environment and sustainability. With news such as ‘rebuilding cities after floods, how climate change will affect local tourism and the aesthetics of wind farms’, this leans towards an industrial economy-based view of environmental issues. A great resource for those interested in issues ranging from sustainable engineering and rebuilding, to the top 10 sustainable business stories. There are many different and interesting news pieces to inspire hope in modern technology as a tool to moderate climate change, as well as pieces creating awareness of the affects of unsustainable business practices and what we can do about it. This website may be especially helpful to those involved or interested in sustainability on a global industrial and economical scale, but is also a good way to stay in touch with the hands-on changes happening around the industrial world.

Visit Eco-Business.


EcoSpecifier Global

EcoSpecifier Global is an award winning knowledge base of over 6700 environmentally preferable ‘EcoSpecifier Verified’ and ‘EcoSpecifier Global GreenTag™’ Certified (GreenTag™), life-cycle assessed building materials, products and technologies hosted on an international network of national and regional websites, led by co-founders David Baggs and Mary-Lou Kelly.

Linking independent information with a powerful search interface, EcoSspecifier Global does the materials research for the Industry as a true third party, delivering innovative solutions with a unique difference. ‘EcoSpecifier Verified’ products are rigorously assessed using the ES CAP health and eco-toxity screen (common with GreenTag™) using Australian, European and USA systems, are assessed on a generic life cycle basis and all key health and environmental claims verified.

Once a product has been ‘EcoSpecifier Verified’ or GreenTag™ Certified (under the ISO14024 Type 1 compliant GreenTag™ Eco-label Standard) the National and International website network is designed to facilitate marketing to a world of green building professionals.

Designed to help designers, builders, consultants and those looking to deliver a best practice design, EcoSspecifier Global websites and Green Building Rating tools specific Search functions, can cut research time by up to 90% helping designers deliver rated green buildings more cost and time efficiently and simultaneously helping reduce environmental impacts and creating healthier and more productive living and working environments.

EcoSpecifier Global is more than a database, which is now expanded to include categories in Hospitality, Health, Beauty, Personal Care and Cleaning Products, it also provides CPD education programs and information on how to design and deliver buildings, interiors and surrounds using environmentally preferable products available in and to relevant regions and in-depth reporting on difficult topics within the Green Building Movement specially pertaining to the environment and health issues surrounding materials.

Visit ecospecifier.com.


Edie.net

Edie.net is a market leading data resource for sustainable business. The site offers expert advice and business tools, white papers and industry reports. It also delivers daily news and commentary. Edie.net provides a sustainable business directory as well as supplying a comprehensive events calendar.

Visit http://www.edie.net/.



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Food Connect

Putting the Culture back into Agriculture Every week of the year, bring home a bounty of freshly harvested mixture of organic and eco produce � tender gourmet salad greens, old fashioned heirloom tomatoes, the sweetest carrots, spring strawberries -- all grown by our family of farmers in a manner that is healthy for you, your family and the land that supports us all.

Visit www.foodconnect.com.au.



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50+ Go Green Initiatives that Might Save the World

Are you aware of climate change? It’s a global issue that affects not only humans but also every other living creature on Earth. If people stick to fossil fuels and other unsustainable means of production, the world will witness more devastating natural disasters and severe changes in temperature — but there is hope.

Visit Here are 50+ amazing green initiatives that could very well keep climate change in check.


Green Harvest

Green Harvest publishes the Australian Organic Gardening Resources Guide in July each year. The Guide includes information on Seeds and Plants; Natural Pest Management; Books; and Tools and Accessories.

Visit For enquiries or to place an order, phone freecall 1800 681 014 or visit their website at www.greenharvest.com.au.



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The Junk Map

Secondhand, vintage, salvaged, upcycled, restored, recycled. Australia has some fantastic junk but many of the best collections are hard to find. The Junk Map is a curated reference point for renovators, decorators and design professionals looking for quality homewares and materials. It showcases shops, salvage yards, and makers who sell or rework secondhand goods. Visitors can also buy or sell salvaged building materials, recycled timber, secondhand furniture and upcycled homewares on The Junk Map Shop.

Visit www.thejunkmap.com.au.



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Papyrus Australia

Papyrus Australia takes an abundant waste product and makes paper in an economical process that uses no chemicals, no water, and about 1% of the energy conventionally used.

Visit www.papyrusaustralia.com.au.



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REDcycle Program

The REDcycle Program is a supermarket-based recycling initiative that invites householders to gather together all their empty soft plastic packaging and unwanted single-use plastic bags and place them in the specially marked bin at their nearest participating Coles or Woolworths supermarket.

The collected soft plastic material is picked up by REDcycle drivers, returned to RED Group’s facility for initial processing then delivered to Australian manufacturer Replas as the resource to manufacture new recycled-plastic products.

Plastic bags and packaging can’t be collected by most local councils as part of their kerbside pickup. As a result, in the past they have been usually either disposed of in landfill or transported offshore.

The REDCycle Program was developed by a group of individuals who passionately believe that neither of these options was acceptable. It’s the result of a journey undertaken in search of a better outcome for this material; a journey that ultimately discovered both a readily accessible collection model and a destination for the collected plastics.

Visit www.redcycle.net.au.


Renewable Energy Focus magazine

The website for Renewable Energy Focus Magazine provides up to the minute business and technological development news for the renewable energy industry. Updated daily with news, features, blogs, downloads as well as an extensive online archive.

Visit www.renewableenergyfocus.com.


Routledge

As one of the sources of the book reviews in our newsletters, Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Based in Britain, Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group and owned by Informa Plc (http://informa.com/).

Routledge publishes thousands of books and journals each year, currently encompassing textbooks and research articles in social sciences, humanities and built environment. Routledge has a catalogue including tens of thousands of print and e-books which can be accessed by readers. In its newsletter, new books and articles are introduced with reviews in depth and expertise.

While we may cite perspectives and comments from Routledge reviews in our own introduction of a new book, we strongly encourage you to read through the original reviews from the Routledge website and newsletters.

Visit http://www.routledge.com/.



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TerraCycle

Innovative recycling company TerraCycle is a global pioneer in upcycling and recycling. With the goal to "eliminate the idea of waste”, TerraCycle has developed solutions to recycle difficult to recycle items including cigarettes, chewing gum and coffee capsules and turn them into sustainable products and materials.

For the very first time, Australians can now download a free shipping label from the TerraCycle website and send in their ‘unrecyclable’ waste such as used oral care via Australia Post. For every piece of waste collected they can pocket two cents to donate to a not for profit organisation of their choice.

To learn more about TerraCycle's free Brigade programs and what you can collect visit: www.terracycle.com.