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Sustainable Schools: Making Energy Efficiency a Lifestyle Priority

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Purnell, Ken; Sinclair, Mark; Gralton, Anna
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Education
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Promoting efficient energy use in schools that consequently reduces greenhouse gas emissions is the purpose of a residential Energy Efficiency in Schools (EEIS) program reported on in this paper. Research on this program aligns with one of the "key overarching sustainability issues", set out in the Learning for Sustainability: NSW ....

Swallowing the Bait: Is Recreational Fishing in Australia Ecologically Sustainable?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: McPhee, DP; Leadbitter, D; Skilleter, GA
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 8, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Recreational fishing is a growing component of the total fishery harvest in many countries, but the impacts of this sector on aquatic resources are often ignored in the management of aquatic systems. Recreational fishing is open-access, and in many inshore regions, the recreational harvest exceeds the commercial harvest. The enviro ....

The 'Profitable Perennials' Project: A Case Study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Master, R; Bowyer, J; Heath, R
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The 'Profitable perennials' project delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA in the south coast natural resource management (NRM) region aimed to facilitate the long term adoption of perennial pastures. NRM is the management of natural resources, such as soils, waterways and biodiversity, to ensure long term sustainab ....

The agricultural impacts of environmental flow rules in the Murrumbidgee Valley

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Jayasuriya R; Crean J
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Environment flow policies introduced by the New South Wales Government are aimed at improving and maintaining sustainable river systems. A combination of economic and hydrological simulation modelling was used to assess the impacts on agriculture from the implementation of different flow scenarios in the Murrumbidgee Valley NSW. Th ....

The Australian Resources Sector—its contribution to the nation, and a brief review of issues and impacts

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: MIchael Roarty, Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

It is undeniable that minerals and energy resource development is a key contributor to the Australian economy, and in particular to the state of Western Australia. The recent 'mining boom' has been much discussed in the last 7 years or so and has brought considerable revenue to state and federal governments. As well as being of economic benefit, ....

The BioRap Biodiversity Assessment and Planning Study for Papua New Guinea

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Faith, Daniel P; Nix, HA; Margules, CR; Hutchinson, MF; Walker, PA; West, J; Stein, JL; Kesteven, JL; Allison, A; Natera, G
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 6, No. 4
  • Country: Papua New Guinea

The BioRap Toolbox is used for assessing the biodiversity in Papua New Guinea (PNG) region. The BioRap outputs have contributed towards the ongoing conservation initiatives in PNG and the new have strengthened forest planning capacity, including identifying areas appropriate for sustainable forest management and conservation. Rep ....

The changing nature of rural communities: policy-driven landuse change and the sustainability of rural communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Stanley J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Changes in land use across rural Australia have significant implications for rural communities, socially, economically, and environmentally. Some of the changes are driven by explicit Government policies which have the potential to change landscapes, alter local and regional economies and change social dynamics. This fact sheet pro ....

The Contribution of Geographical Education to Regional Sustainability

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: West, Bryan A
  • Journal Name: Geographical Education
  • Journal Number: 17
  • Country: Australia

Current literature regarding geography education provides an insight into how this subject can contribute to regional sustainability.This essay reviews the literature surrounding the nature of Geography and its multidisciplinarity. It then discusses how the methodological emphasis of school geography and its studies at a range of s ....

The Draft Basin Plan: Catchment by Catchment

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-921783-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales

The Basin Plan aims to balance the water needs of the environment and other uses, through the establishment of new limits (known as sustainable diversion limits, or SDLs) on the volumes of water use. Drawing on the best available information and advice, the Authority has: • assessed flow regimes at 122 environmental sites throughout the Basin ....

The future of Australia's country towns

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities
  • Editors: Rogers, M. F. and Collins, Y. M. J.
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • ISBN: 1864465352
  • Country: Australia

This book describes and analyses the complex reasons for the economic and social decline of Australia's country towns. The authors discuss the plight of country towns and rural communities from various perspectives, with economic considerations often balanced by the issues surrounding environmental sustainability and the use of nat ....

The Greenmailing of Primary Producers

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ron Boswell
  • Editors: Quadrant
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Article raises concerns about the 'greenmailing' of primary producers by environmental non-governmnet organisations by the processes of costly certifications.  Report Location ....

The local beneath the national and global - institutional education, credentialed natural resource management (NRM) and rural community (UN) sustainability

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Franklin, Janice
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The implementation of strategies for national and global outcomes has in some instances left rural community resources and practices devalued and disturbed and rural people demoralised with the result that local community sustainability has been compromised. Formal education in Australia is about many things, but is rarely sympathe ....

The mining boom and Western Australia's changing landscape: Towards sustainability or business as usual?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

The practices and public reputation of mining have been changing over time. In the past, mining operations frequently stood accused of being socially and environmentally disruptive, whereas mining today invests heavily in 'socially responsible' and 'sustainable' business practices. Changes such as these can be witnessed internationally as well as ....

The Responsibilisation of food security: what is the problem represented to be?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Amber Bastian and John Coveney
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2

Food security is an evolving concept with various definitions and associated meanings. The way food security is understood by policy-makers impacts on how it gets addressed in public policy. This research uses an interpretive approach to uncover how food security is represented by stakeholders. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 24 st ....

The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Martin, J; Budge, T
  • Publisher: Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN) Press
  • Published Location: Ballarat, Victoria
  • ISBN: 9781921915116
  • Country: Australia

This recently published book is based on the third Australian Country Towns conference held in Bendigo late in 2010 and is a timely reminder of the diversity of Australia's country towns and the unique challenges each faces. Over seventeen chapters, the book considers the sustainability of these places from a number of perspectives: leadership; ....

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