Net Balance was thrilled to be part of this milestone event as finalists from across Australia gathered in Melbourne last week to learn who would take home the honours in a range of categories ranging from land and biodiversity management through to the indigenous award for caring for country.Read More
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The National Sustainability Council was established in October 2012 to provide independent advice on sustainability issues to government. The councils first report is titled: Conversations with the Future.
The power of ‘we’…
As well as working with organisations across Australia to help them become more sustainable, Net Balance is working towards tomorrow’s agenda by ensuring that our own organisation can thrive into the future.Read More
A new report, jointly supported by WWF-Australia and the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC), provides a much-needed assessment of the facts, myths, issues and challenges around palm oil. Launched today, the independent report will provide a springboard for action to increase the proportion of palm oil supplies derived from sustainable sources in the Australian market.
Now more than ever, businesses are reaping the rewards of investing in supply chain sustainability. According to a recent Supply Chain report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project, companies are increasingly seeing benefits flow from the expansion of low carbon products and services, including operational efficiencies and improved business reputation.Read More
How many hours did you spend last weekend out in nature, trail walking or bird-watching? In fact, how many hours did you spend last year? You are likely to count the number of hours with ease. It seems intuitive, but confirmed in published research that the link between humanity and nature is at breaking-point.Read More
As I tap away on my laptop at a café (and therefore on wireless internet) writing this blog post, listening to music from Spotify.com, periodically checking Facebook updates and checking the diary on my smartphone, I begin to fathom the hypocritical mountain I must climb in order to make my point succinctly – that the debate around the real cost of technology on the planet and on society is not being had.Read More
Buckminster Fuller spent 50 years asserting that we are all destined to be destroyed in an environmental catastrophe, but retained the optimistic belief that it is possible to build a better world.
Born in 1895 in Massachusetts Guinea Pig B was Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller, the “B” being for Bucky. The British science writer H.G. Wells once said that life was a race between education and disaster. Instead of destroying himself, Fuller listened to Universe.Read More
“When a child dies from a preventable disease, it shocks all of our consciences. When a girl is deprived of an education or her mother is denied equal rights, it undermines the prosperity of their nation. When a young entrepreneur can’t start a new business, it stymies the creation of new jobs and markets in that entrepreneur’s country, but also in our own."Read More
Green, or environmental regulation, is a good thing. That’s because, the intent of these regulations is to protect you and I, our families and our communities from the health impacts of environmental pollution at a local level, and the wider destruction of the environment, the ecosystem from which we draw much of our fundamental building blocks of life.
When we speak about population expansion we talk and think about human population growth. Why is this the case? Why is the human population so superior that it needs to, and wants to, expand, whilst seemingly all other species experience population decline, mostly as a consequence of the growth of the human population.Read More
Since Tony Abbot took over as leader of the Liberal Party interest in sustainability issues has faded. Terence Jeyaretnam looks at this and other factors that impact on SMEs’ attitudes towards green issues.