TGL News: the climate strike list grows and doors open for sustainability

TGL News

This week we welcomed RePlated to The Green List.

Founder Naomi Tarszisz wants to make reusable meal containers as ubiquitous as their coffee cup cousins. She founded RePlated to do just that, and has a convenient formula in mind to get people using them.

Like the oceans, we rise

The Climate Strike is growing nearer. With just over a week to go, Greenlisters Edge Environment and Republic of Everyone are among the latest to pledge their support.

Let us know if your company are planning to strike on Friday 20 September 2019! We’ll add you to The Fifth Estate’s ever-growing list.

BioPak certified carbon neutral

Sustainable packaging company BioPak has been measuring and offsetting its carbon emissions since 2010. Now the company has taken the plunge and been certified carbon neutral to the robust, Australian Government recognised standard – National Carbon Offset Standard.

With the help of NCOS specialist consultants Pangolin Associates, BioPak was able to certify both its operations and its entire range products. It has since implemented measures such as tightening company travel policies to lower transport emissions and purchasing NCOS-certified office supplies.

“Being a purpose-driven business has redefined how we measure success – it’s not just about the bottom line, it’s about the positive change we’re leading for our planet and communities. Doing well by doing good,” BioPak CEO Gary Smith said.

What to see on Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day is coming up on Saturday 15 September. This is your chance to check out some of the beautiful, efficient and comfortable homes using the latest in low-carbon and Passive House design.

The event will see more than 250 properties across Australia open their doors, including The Fern in Sydney – possibly the first Passive House certified apartment block in Australia. Head to the Sustainable House Day website to check out the other homes involved.

Check out our pick of five amazing abodes to check out on the day.

For those who like a sticky beak

If you can’t make it out on Sustainable House Day then here’s an alternative: take a virtual tour of Josh’s House. Walk through the – home designed by Collaborative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living researcher, Dr Josh Byrne, admiring the efficient design choices and use of smart technologies as you do.

This virtual reality tour also includes videos, factsheets and plans to help you understand the process as you get a feel for low carbon living.