TGL News: Two events, one new office, and a new certification standard

TGL News

This week we launched our feature series on the creative ways businesses are helping phase out single-use plastics. As part of the City of Sydneys Sustainable Destination Partnership, we’ll be looking at one business per week, starting with BioPak!

It turns out, the dirt between our feet is a great carbon sink, capable of holding three times more carbon than our atmosphere. If we started looking after our soil, and increased the amount of carbon it holds by four parts to every thousand it would be the equivalent of locking up all man-made greenhouse gases! Find out how your backyard can do its bit.

The Cape at Liveable Cities Conference

Director of Greenlister The Cape Brendan Condon will be presenting at the 2019 Liveable Cities Conference in Adelaide next week (Monday 12 August – Tuesday 13 August 2019). Brendan is planning to bring his enthusiasm for the circular economy and the creation of more efficient, resilient, lower cost society, to the conference, as well as his experience developing sustainable environments with The Cape at Cape Paterson, Australian Ecosystems and Biofilta.

Brendan will be speaking at 9am on Tuesday 13 on the positives of sustainable disruption of cities and communities, the rapidly expanding tool box we have at our fingertips to meet the challenges of the future, and how the business case is getting better each day for doing so.

Australian Window Association’s AusFenEx19

Greenlister Australian Window Association’s conference and exhibition AusFenEx19 is coming up later this month. From Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 August it will be taking over the ICC Sydney, providing attendants with “unprecedented access to the largest gathering of window, glass and security screen industry decision makers”.

New innovations, technology and work practices abound! There are a number of keynote talks and breakout sessions planned, as well as access to some of the industry’s most exciting products and services all in one place.

Josh Byrne and Associates’ new digs

Josh Byrne and Associates, a research partner of Greenlister CRC for Low Carbon Living, has expanded its operations, opening an office in Brunswick, Victoria to join its Fremantle base in West Australia. Its new space is co-located with sustainability design collective HIP V HYPE.

“The move builds on JBA’s earlier east coast consulting work,” the firm says, including work with the Greenlister Australian Energy Foundation to improve the climate adaptability of Department of Human Services housing assets in the North West of Victoria.

GECA’s new Waste Collection Standard

Greenlister GECA has awarded the first Waste Collection Standard certification to Sydney based organic waste collectors ORG. This new certification was collaboratively developed with NABERS and the Better Building Partnership alongside NABERS waste.

Keep an eye out for our feature on ORG as part of the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership series.