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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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We are being green – car travel now at 1995 levels in the US

Car travel in the US has been declining since 2005, that’s pre-financial crisis! In the age group 16-34 year olds car travel dropped by 23% between 2001 and 2009 – wow! Public transport is now cool! An article in the Washington Post quoted some research done by Doug Short that looked at car travel in […]

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3 Questions about 2050 – Monica Richter

Monica Richter is a Senior BusinessĀ AdviserĀ at the Australian Conservation Foundation and is extremely passionate about the role that collaboration of community, government and corporations can play in creating a much needed new global economy. I caught up with Monica on a very rainy day in Sydney. “Imagine that I have recently come back from a […]

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What is sustainability – we need to use energy per person not energy per floor area for houses

When the problem becomes harder and the number of solutions are multiple, the possible answers become more emotive. In a recent discussion about achieving zero waste in the office the topic of alternatives to throw away coffee cups came up, the discussion became very emotive as the some of the possible answers affected our lifestyles. […]

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Energy security in Australia – reasons to be concerned

The reaction of “why didn’t I know that” always amazes me when I mention that Australia currently imports 40% of its oil and by 2030 will be importing around 80% of its oil. It is not mentioned much in the news, or in general discussions about the built environment or our lives but oil security […]

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If Estonia can do it surely Tasmania can!

By geographic area Estonia is about the same same as Tasmania, maybe Tasmania could do what Estonia has done – create the worlds first electric vehicle charging network. Well it wouldn’t be the worlds first now but it would be pretty awesome.

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Renewable light at the end of the tunnel

It gets depressing when you hear and read about adaptation over mitigation, coal over renewables and no hope over hope. So I’m cheering myself up a bit this morning with three good news stories from around the world, two from market driven forces and one from legislative driven forces. The first is from the US, […]

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