INSIGHTS

We regularly share our thoughts and tips on creating a truly sustainable business on our blog.

Workplace Volunteering

Workplace Volunteering

With Christmas just around the corner, many volunteer organisations are becoming overburdened. Where workplaces do not already have set charities or organised volunteering events, websites such as Go Volunteer (2018), an initiative of Volunteering Australia, can help match individuals with the hundreds of great opportunities across Australia. Whilst Christmas giving can often represent the exchange of expensive presents, of one the most valuable gifts is that of your time.

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GIS in Agriculture

GIS in Agriculture

In the early 1960s the first Geographical Information System (GIS) was developed by the Canadians to store geospatial data and produce maps for the Canadian Land Inventory. This data provided an indication of the land’s capability to support agriculture, wildlife, forestry and recreational activities (Longley et al., 2005).

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Life without Bees

Life without Bees

A life without bees, would you notice if they were gone? Do you think it would make a big difference? It is just a little insect right, that small little pest that you weave and duck away from, that little buzzing sound that when you hear it your heart races and you panic a little. Would you even care if there were no more bees?

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Marine and Coastal Environments: Tourism vs Conservation

Marine and Coastal Environments: Tourism vs Conservation

Australia has arguably some of the best beaches, coastal environments and marine life in the world.  Its no wonder then that many of our national and state tourism campaigns use marine and coastal environments, wildlife and activities to promote tourism.  Marine and coastal environments are also fragile and threatened by climate change, over-fishing, pollution and degradation.  How do we balance and appropriately manage marine tourism with marine conservation?

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Walking: Benefits & Neighbourhood Walkablity

Walking: Benefits & Neighbourhood Walkablity

More than half of all Australian adults are either inactive or have low levels of physical activity, getting less than the recommended daily moderate physical activity for good health (Department of Health, 2014). Walking is free, does not require any special equipment and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

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Eye Safety

Eye Safety

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common, with more than 840 people making a serious eye injury claim in the year from 2014–2015, according to Safe Work Australia.  Our eyes are extremely delicate, and even minor eye injuries can develop into serious permanent injuries or vision loss (Victoria State Government, 2017).

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Respecting Stakeholder Values

Respecting Stakeholder Values

Stakeholder engagement is a key component of many projects. Building good relationships with stakeholders is often vital to progress a project. This can only come through effective and respectful communication which acknowledges stakeholder values.

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National Water Week

National Water Week

National Water Week is held in the third week of October each year to create awareness of the value of water. Through encouraging individuals, communities, and organisations to think about our collective use of water, the week aims to help us understand the need to actively conserve and protect our valuable water resources, as well as water habitats.

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Safe Travels – How to Arrive Home Safely

Safe Travels – How to Arrive Home Safely

No matter how you travel to work, bus, boat or helicopter even, there are always safety concerns. The best thing you can do is undertake a risk assessment by asking yourself a couple of easy questions. Working is a part of life but it is not how you live life, make sure you get home to the people you love and to the people who love you, so everyone else can too.

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