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How to be green – Call it the way it is!

This one is simple, it’s all in the words. Well done GPT for continuing to think outside the box. They have done a little make over in the retail space below their headquarters at the MLC Centre on Martin Place in Sydney, simple but effect things. And renaming the ‘garbage’ bin to ‘landfill’ is so […]

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3 Questions about 2050 – Monica Richter

Monica Richter is a Senior Business Adviser 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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3 Questions about 2050 – Hilary Bekmann

Hilary Bekmann is just finishing up her role as Head of Sustainable Property at Macquarie University where she has spearheaded the first campus wide eco-footprint framework for a University in Australia. I caught up with her before she jets off to a new life in  San Francisco to ask 3 questions about 2050. “Imagine that I […]

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Green Ratings What’s the Point – Survey Results

Back in February this year, I asked the question “Green Ratings What’s the Point?“, thank you to all that responded. I combined the results from our workshops that we ran in October 2012 for Green Building Week and presented the outcomes at Green Cities 2013. The survey had some additional questions about the state of sustainability in […]

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What is the one indulgence you couldn’t give up?

One of my favourite sustainability questions to ask people, if you had to dramatically cut your ecofootprint what is the one indulgence you couldn’t give up? The answers vary from shoes, to travel, to steaks or even motor racing. For me, it would have to be gadgets – it could be lifestyle gadgets, cycling gadgets […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Big Data Technology

This isn’t a specific technology as such but more of a disruptive trend, and this one is BIG. The availability of data, the transparency of organizations and the curiosity of people is driving a trend towards understanding and sometimes exposing the interconnected world we live in. A recent example is from chinafile.com, that looks at […]

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Sunday Morning – disruptive shipping technology

It invokes the romanticism of yesteryear with intrepid global explorers discovering new lands in sailing ships but this could be what we might see when we look out to sea at our ports around the world. Once again, thank you to treehugger.com for finding this one, it looks awesome. © Dykstra “Dutch company Dykstra is […]

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