A major report - The Queensland State of Waste Report
- reveals Queenslanders are among the worst recyclers in Australia. 'This report shows that Queensland lags way behind most of the other states in waste recovery, only recycling 27% of the waste it produces,' said Toby Hutcheon, Coordinator of Queensland Conservation Council (QCC). As a result, over A$350 million is wasted in landfills around Queensland every year. Hutcheon said Queensland is now at the crossroads, 'Either… Continue
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Eco-travelers attracted to new hot spot with Green Globe recognition, top ratings on TripAdvisor
Good news for nature lovers and city dwellers in search of tropical escapes from stress, cold weather:
Thanks to clean power and nature friendly policies, Panamas Rancho de Caldera eco-resort received the coveted Green Globe Hospitality certification. www.ranchodecaldera.com
Guests at the Rancho can see hydro-, solar-, and… Continue
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(As US President Obama and others around the world keep stressing the importance of wind, solar and other clean energy technologies on a large scale, an enterprising American woman practices clean energy in her own way - in the Tropics.
Even before carbon footprint became a household word, Gina Cronin - entrepreneur and mother from Cleveland, Ohio - was among those who feel that one of the greatest strides anyone can make is to move towards greater energy independence.
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(Cleveland, Ohio & Boquete, Panama) – Panama is the latest buzz among nature lovers and city dwellers in search of that ideal tropical vacation to get away from stress, cold weather.
And Hollywood takes note, as green celebrity and healthy life style author Mariel Hemingway shares her fondness for the green hills on Twitter.
Green travel is increasing in Costa Rica's tiny neighbor, Panama – also thanks to hotel owners implementing nature friendly policies, like… Continue
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Gina, despite considerable challenges, including not speaking the language and having no experience, you realized your dream of a sustainable life style in the tropics and pioneered an off the grid clean energy eco-project with gourmet restaurant, guest bungalows, organic gardens and a horse ranch in the Boquete hills of western Panama, near Costa Rica. How did you get to this point?
Cronin: on my very first visit to the property that is now Rancho de Caldera, I knew instantly that I… Continue
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The world is running out of oil. The situation is close to reaching the stage where we are using more oil than we are finding. According to Charles Maxwell, a veteran US energy analyst, 'In 1930, we found 10 billion new barrels of oil in the world, and we used 1.5 billion. We reached a peak in 1964, when we found 48 billion barrels and used approximately 12 billion. In 1988, we found 23 billion barrels and used 23 billion barrels. That was the crossover when we started finding less… Continue
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In Australia and around the world, carbon offsetting schemes abound. However, concern has been expressed by environmental groups and others - including climate change scientist and author Dr Tim Flannery - that a proper auditing system for carbon offsetting is required. In June 2007, consumer watchdog Choice
has a thorough look at such schemes offered directly by airlines and travel agencies, and the calculations for offsets by leading carbon offset companies - Climate… Continue
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Workplace giving programs rev up in the fall and Bryan de Lottinville is part… Continue
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Be part of a community at the cutting edge of environmental and sustainability performance…
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Just days after the official first day of fall, Aviva Canada is welcoming a… Continue
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As Australia considers the nuclear option for its future clean energy needs, the strongest advocate in the land for this is Ziggy Switkowski, head of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). He spoke about a nuclear future in a climate-changed world at the Brisbane Institute in late September 2007. Besides referring to the extensive safe use of nuclear energy as an energy source in many overseas countries, he pointed out that ANSTO is recognised as an… Continue
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