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Queenstown, embracing sustainability

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Recently had the pleasure of visiting Queenstown – New Zealand – again. It truly is a magnificent place. If you ever need to be reminded why embracing Sustainability is very important, just take a look at Queenstown. The town is an example of how the environment, community and economy have been combined together to form […]

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Brisbane City Council to ban plastic straws

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Brisbane City Council has committed to banning plastic straws, single-use plastic bottles and helium balloons less than two weeks after they ruled out implementing a ban. Globally there is a movement to ban the use of “single-use plastic drinking straws” with many cities and communities currently debating the implementation of such a ban. Brisbane City […]

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Our South Pacific Backyard

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Recently, I attended the “Pacific Islands Climate Relocation? Where do we go?” forum held in Brisbane. The general theme of the forum was in regard to the effects on South Pacific nations of Climate Change and its effects on “Human Migration”. The speakers all spoke about the impact not only directly on the people but […]

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Indonesian renewable Energy Forum 2018

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Following on from his recent attendance at the Indonesian Renewable Energy Forum in Jakarta, ATsolve’s Business Development Manager, Sam Ndoyo, visited Sepa Island. The island is part of the “Thousand Island” group which features tropical islands and pristine waters. Sam’s enthusiasm for sustainability was featured in his restatement of the aims – save the waters […]

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Creating healthy work environments

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Recently, Queensland-based innovative electronic product company, Inseries Electronics was asked to advise on a workplace health and safety risk in a major high rise commercial/residential building on the Gold Coast. The buildings “Refuse Room” had an ongoing history of air quality issues and a number of items had been used in the past to deal it […]

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‘Sustainability’ has a new and more troubling meaning for the global business elite

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Recently, I read a challenging article by Paul Colgan for Businessinsider.com.au (Jan 29 2018) – entitled: ‘Sustainability’ has a new and more troubling meaning for the global business elite. The article related to the recent “World Economic Forum annual meeting” in Davos, Switzerland and deals with the talking points around the forum. Of interest was […]

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The lazy person’s guide to saving the world

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End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Sustainable Development Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts with you. Seriously. Every human on earth—even the most […]

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Innovative energy saving electronic products

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There has been much talk since the beginning of 2018 about the perception of the effects of Climate Change, particularly in regard to storms and other natural disasters. It is therefore opportune to note that Inseries Electronics P/L (a member of the Finding Other Solutions Consortium) in Australia has released a range of portable power […]

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Emergence of Sustainability Principles

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With the emergence of sustainability, there has been an increase in the understanding that people arethe main factor of achieving benefits through the incorporation of Sustainable Principles. The balance between people and the environment that they live and work in is more and more important. It has become essential when considering any project or business initiative […]