• How culture is starting conversations on climate

    FLOATThe complicated relationship between humans and the natural world has always been a rich source of material for artists, musicians and filmmakers. In turn, their work can ask us to look at things from new perspectives. Such is the case with several events and performances in Victoria this year, which have used our changing climate as a backdrop to tell surprisingly personal stories.

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  • Solving the growing problem of electronic waste

    Every year, Australians throw away gadgets and gizmos aplenty. The cost is twofold ­– our unwanted phones, computers and TVs can harm the environment, while valuable materials that could be reused are lost. Yet with e-waste set to be banned from landfill in Victoria from July 2019, a new era of recycling has begun, and TAKE2 members are among the businesses setting the trend.

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  • Which TAKE2 members are up for a Premier’s Sustainability Award?

    A social enterprise striving to create a world without food waste. A healthcare provider tackling emissions from anaesthetics. A children’s author inspiring young nature lovers. A retail giant embracing solar power in a big way. This year’s finalists are more diverse than ever. Find out who is in the running ahead of the winners being announced next month.

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  • Green is the new red and white for boutique wine producers

    This is a tale of two wineries. One is in the Central Highlands. The other is on the Bellarine Peninsula. Geographically, they are different. However, in the face of a changing climate their missions are the same — to put sustainability at the heart of farming.

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  • And BMW makes 600

    Leading companies continue to embrace TAKE2, with one of world’s most famous premium car manufacturers, BMW Group Australia, becoming Victoria’s 600th business to pledge to take action on climate change.

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  • Latrobe Valley’s community power hub officially launches

    As a third-generation power worker, Morwell local Chris Barfoot had, in his words, “a soul stained as brown as lignite.” Now he is part of a radical initiative to help his community transition to renewable energy.

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  • Zen and the art of energy management

    Today’s electricity prices are enough to make anyone break out in a cold sweat, with many businesses feeling the heat. One tech company’s solution is an innovation for controlling the climate of our buildings more efficiently, which could also prove good for the climate of our planet.

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  • Pet food company cutting emissions by more than a whisker

     As part of a drive by global manufacturer Mars to reduce its emissions, TAKE2 member Mars Petcare Australia is set to benefit from recently signed power-purchase agreements with renewable energy company Total Eren. 

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  • Victoria University among the latest to TAKE2

    The major university in Melbourne’s west has joined other Victorian tertiary institutions in signing up to TAKE2, reinforcing its commitment to act on climate change. The pledge comes as work ramps up at Victoria University’s Sunshine campus on its newest green building.

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  • Renewables are the future for historic Aussie brewer

    One of Australia’s most iconic companies, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), has shown it is serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions, recently signing up to TAKE2 on the back of a huge investment in renewable energy.

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