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Breathtaking Renovations – Asbestos

Source: Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce. Do you want a home that’s to die for? If your home was built before 1990 these tips are for you. In this episode, Tim learns what he ought to have done before starting renovations. Asbestos was used in over 3,000 building products between 1940 – 1990, so it’s important…

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Educating Victorians On New Four Bin Recycling Services

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The Victorian Government is helping councils educate their communities ahead of the transition to a four bin recycling service, as part of the state’s goal to divert 80 per cent waste from landfill by 2030. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 17…

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Together, We’re Creating The State Of The Future

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Last year, Victorians rose to the challenge, taking actions big and small to create a more sustainable future. From reducing recycling contamination so that more items can be turned into new products for the circular economy, to local communities and schools taking action on climate change, supporting progress towards Victoria’s target of…

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Recycling Near You Celebrates 15 Years Of Helping Australians Recycle Right

Source: Planet Ark. Planet Ark’s one-stop shop for accurate recycling information has helped millions of Australians recycle right at home, work, and school. Recycling Near You is Australia’s first and most comprehensive database of recycling and reuse information for households, helping almost 1.8 million users find reuse and recycling information each year. Originally started in…

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Gippsland Reducing Organics To Landfill

Maximising resources and reducing waste to landfill are priorities that provide economic and environmental benefits and are essential nationally, state-wide and locally in moving toward to a circular, low carbon economy. The Victorian Government is investing $380 million in the implementation of Recycling Victoria, the state’s circular economy policy and 10-year action plan to deliver…

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Releasing Balloons Into The Environment Is Littering And Illegal In Victoria

Source: EPA Victoria. From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste. There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment. Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are: up to six penalty units ($991) for a person up to 30 penalty…

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New Regional Community Power Hubs Announced

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Seven new hubs for community owned renewable energy will be established around Victoria after recipients were announced under the next stage of our Community Power Hubs program. Over the coming year, these organisations will work closely with their local communities to provide trusted advice on clean energy solutions and deliver local, cost-effective…

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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2021

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Sustainability Victoria is proud to announce that entries for The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Victoria’s prestigious annual sustainability awards program, are now officially open. Now in its nineteenth year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrates trailblazers who are contributing to Victoria’s transformation to a circular economy and leading our transition to net zero emissions. In an exciting development, the…

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Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns – Awards Program

Source: Keep Victoria Beautiful. The Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards recognise, celebrate and share grassroots initiatives and positive actions taken by community groups, educational institutions, businesses and councils in rural and regional areas in Victoria. These initiatives may empower, protect the environment, reduce waste, engage local youth, combat loneliness or simply be a fun way to…

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ResourceSmart Schools Term 2 Newsletter

Find out how students, teachers and schools in Gippsland are kicking goals for sustainability & making a difference in the classroom, at home and in local communities. Take a look at: 2021 ResourceSmart Schools of the Future Challenge Lakes Entrance Secondary College’s war on waste audit Ellinbank Primary School – Wasting no time turning green Wonthaggi North…

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