More Mozzies to Fight Malaria? Earth Greetings Christmas Cards, Walk Against Warming, First ‘Green’ Basketball Team

THE OFFICIAL WEEKLY E-NEWS OF THE GREENPAGESISSUE NUMBER 110 | NOVEMBER 2009

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HEALTH – More Mozzies Needed To Eliminate Malaria?

A new approach in the battle to eliminate malaria could see the deliberate release of more mosquitoes.With climate change threatening to expand the ecosystems where malaria flourishes, some kind of mosquito controls are needed. Insecticides only kill a percentage of the disease-carrying mosquitoes they target and they leave behind a population of mosquitoes that’s potentially resistant to them. A new study offers a novel alternative. Read more

PRODUCT – Earth Greetings

For every ‘Peace On Earth’ Christmas card pack Earth Greetings sell, a donation of $1.65 is made to Trees For Life to plant one tree. Peace On Earth Christmas cards are printed carbon neutral, in Australia, with vegetable ink on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and they come with unbleached 100% post-consumer recycled envelopes. Click for more

TECHNOLOGY – The Green IT eBook

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has developed Australia’s most comprehensive and current industry resource on Green IT. It reflects a commitment from AIIA and the Australian Technology industry to engage closely with the business community on the transformational role of ICT – working together to fashion a low carbon economy. Read more

EVENT – Brisbane Walk Against Warming

On Saturday 12th December, concerts and rallies will be held in cities around the world to promote the need for a safe climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen. Brisbane’s Walk Against Warming! event will unite people across Brisbane through the opportunity to walk against warming together and then enjoy a concert in King George Square with top entertainers and speakers. Read more

SPORT – America’s First Green Pro Sports Team

The newly re-branded Maryland Greenhawks have gone green, changing their name, attracting green-friendly sponsors like Honest Tea and Sweet Green and CarbonFund.org, and are promising a bamboo court, hemp nets and uniforms made from either recycled plastic or recycled bamboo. Read more.

NEWS – Airbus ‘Sharklets’ Take A Bite Out Of Fuel Burn

Airbus unveiled a much-anticipated advance to its A320 family this week when it launched a program to develop new wingtip devices called “Sharklets.” The new devices will improve fuel burn on the A320 family by 3.5 percent on “longer” sectors, corresponding to an annual CO2 reduction of some 730 metric tons per aircraft. Read more

NEWS – NSW Solar Owners Hit The Jackpot

The New South Wales Government has announced that it is showing the way to building a much stronger solar industry for Australia, by introducing a gross feed-in tariff for its state’s rooftop solar systems. Households and small businesses in NSW can now take advantage of the sunshine that falls on their rooftops by earning 60 cents per kiloWatt hour for all electricity generated. Read more

BUSINESS – Meeting the Business Standard

The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility has announced the fourth annual conference, “Meeting the Standard: the Post-GFC World of Responsible Business Practice”. To be held in Melbourne on 19 February, 2010, the conference will discuss what a new global standard on social responsibility principles, topics and practices will mean for the business world. Read more

NEWS – Marriott To Expand ‘Green’ Hotels By 1000%

Marriott has announced that it will expand its green hotel portfolio ten-fold over the next five years by introducing a green hotel prototype. The green hotel prototype, which will be available in April 2010, will save owners approximately $100,000 and six months in design time, and reduce a hotel’s energy and water consumption by up to 25 percent. Read more

GIVEAWAY – ‘Peace On Earth’ Christmas Cards

The Earth Greetings range of 100% Earth Friendly cards and stationery is stocked in over 350 locations throughout Australia and you can search here for the stockist nearest you. The first 25 subscribers who can answer the question: “Who offers the most Earth friendly range of greeting cards in Australia?” wins a pack of ‘Peace On Earth’ Christmas cards valued at $14.95.

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