A recent study by online market research firm Dynata found that 67 per cent of Australians actively choose to buy products from companies that are environmentally responsible.
Not hot air, as such, but carbon dioxide: the Snapshot Climate Tool, developed by Ironbark Sustainability and Beyond Zero Emissions has been providing greenhouse gas emissions for every council area in Australia since 2019.
In last month’s Grow with Purpose Summit, the organiser Sara Redmond-Neal asked each speaker for their top tip or number one piece of advice for small businesses looking to be more sustainable in 2021.
Guilt-free G&T It’s been all success over at Four Pillars gin distillery, winning the award for World’s Best Signature Botanical Gin at the 2021 World Gin Awards for its Olive Leaf Gin, and unveiling its new 65.88 kW rooftop solar farm. Four Pillars’ solar rooftop, on its Healesville distillery, was designed by Cherry Energy Solutions…
Fewer Farts from Fonterra Farms New Zealand agricultural co-operative, Fonterra, has collaborated with Royal DSM to produce and test a food additive for ruminants that consistently reduces the methane emitted by cows by over 30 per cent. Just a quarter teaspoon of Bovaer for each animal every day is all it takes. Given that agricultural…
So much sustainability in one shoe If you wear clothes or sleep on sheets you probably recognise the silky breathability of bamboo fabric. Now, New Zealand shoemaker, YY Nation has taken the sustainable fashion game up a notch with an Indiegogo campaign to make sneakers made from bamboo, pineapple leather, algae foams and merino wool.…
THE GREEN LIST: In the same week that New Zealand’s NMIT Arts & Media Building was being publicised as the first multi-storey seismic design building constructed from timber, the US Steel Framing Industry Association came out fighting with Steel industry responds to claims of wood’s sustainability.
The recent Gen Z Report produced by Afterpay in partnership with The Future Laboratory shows that the environment and sustainability are an important part of Gen Z purchasing decisions. Gen Z wants retailers to think and act like circular economy brands, and brands that promote civic and social values and play their part in combatting waste pollution have a competitive edge.
In Australia, about 15,000 people live and work in “conditions of modern slavery”.