Tag - sustainability

3
Jun

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Grey-headed Flying Fox

This World Environment Day we examine one of the most talked-about Australian animals – the Grey-headed Flying fox The spectacle of hundreds of flying foxes gliding in to roost across our cities and towns is fast disappearing. The species is now protected by law but its population is still declining. In this episode of ‘Back …

26
Apr

Plastic in everyday life – Let’s reduce the use!

So Much Plastic! We see it on our beaches, in our street gutters and storm drains, wedged in trees, behind bushes and even in the stomachs of dead animals, yet for some reason we still use massive amounts of single use plastic on a daily basis. Humanity has created over 8.3 billion tons of plastic …

13
Sep

Queensland joins fight against plastic bags

Have you heard the news about plastic bags? The Queensland Government has not long ago implemented changes to the types of plastic shopping bags that are allowed to be given to customers by retailers. And one thing is for sure – these changes will more than likely affect most of us if we are not …

11
Jan

6 Things you didn’t know you could recycle

Recycling is a wonderful thing, and with the growing knowledge that our resources are limited and the impact their extraction is having on our environment, there are few that would deny that recycling is indeed the way of the future. For many of us it has already become a way of life and thanks to …

21
Dec

Natura Pacific in 2016 – A small team doing BIG things

2016 has been a big year for the team here at Natura Pacific, and apart from the variety of wonderful projects, partners and collaborators we have been involved with, some of the highlights have included the recognition of the work we do through several prestigious awards. The Waterways Field Guide Project was a joint initiative …

20
Oct

Sustainability Superheroes! A visit to Substation33

Somewhere in Kingston in south-east Queensland, a small social enterprise is making huge waves in sustainability and within the surrounding community. Substation33 comprises a small team of incredibly dedicated people who have banded together to deliver a novel recycling and education social enterprise that is solving some our region’s greatest waste issues – that of …

30
Sep

Wipe Out Waste Education Program – City of Gold Coast QLD

From 2011 to 2016 Natura Pacific successfully coordinated and implemented the City of Gold Coast Community ‘Wipe Out Waste’ Education Program. This included 21 different lessons delivered to over 80 different schools and early learning centres across the Gold Coast region annually. The program focused on recycling, reducing waste to landfill, composting, worm farming, green energy alternatives, reducing plastic bag …

10
Aug

VIDEO: The GroNATIVE App development caught on film

The GroNATIVE app is happening and we are so excited! Take a sneak peek into some recent filming of the app’s development conducted here at Natura Pacific. The app, which is being created in collaboration with Griffith University, promotes the use of native plants in our gardens in order to improve biodiversity, reduce garden weed …

5
Jul

“Going Green” – Living more sustainably is easy!

You might remember Kermit the Frog’s sad lament that “It’s not easy being green”. But, actually it can be! Living more sustainably can be as simple as introducing just a few simple changes to your home to help you tread more lightly on the planet. Here are five simple “going green” life hacks to get you started: …

3
Jun

VIDEO: GroNATIVE with our amazing local native plants!

Natura Pacific, in collaboration with Griffith University, is very excited to be working on a new project ‘GroNATIVE’. GroNATIVE will give south east Queenslanders an easy to use resource that can help guide you in the selection of locally native plants for your garden or landscaping project. Dr Rochelle Steven is working hard researching the species that are readily …

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