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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Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (APCSE)

The Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (APCSE) was established in 2009 to inform and assist the development of sustainable enterprise through innovative research, teaching and engagement activities. It is a collaborative entity with national and international connections to industry, academia, government and non-government organisations, with a global perspective while focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

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.

Affiliated with the Griffith University, the centre is involved in a few sustainable enterprise education options, including a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise and a Master of Business Administration degree provided by the Griffith Business School.

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


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/.


The Australian Online Farmers Market

The Australian Online Farmers Market's website is all about the promotion of local food. Your choice to buy locally also means you are contributing to strengthening your regional economy, supporting your local family farm, preserving the local landscape and fostering a sense of community. Membership to this website is free, see www.farmersonlinemarket.com


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.