Stories

Why having a say matters: The Section J Working Group

Why having a say matters: The Section J Working Group

Ever wondered whether there is value in having a say during public consultations? Can you really help create positive change? Is your expertise and insight going to be given due consideration?
The Section J Industry Working Group of 2015 and 2016 is a good example of why the answers to those questions is a resounding “yes!”

What climate action and biodiversity conservation means to me

What climate action and biodiversity conservation means to me

To me, being a climate action leader means putting sustainability at the forefront of all of my decisions and actions, both professionally and personally. This includes a continuous assessment of gaps in my knowledge on this topic, and correspondingly, perpetual learning. Written by Sarah Watson

Stories from the drawing board: Ironbark Sustainability

Stories from the drawing board: Ironbark Sustainability

Ironbark Sustainability is an engineering-led consultancy that provides services primarily to the local government sector. Ironbark was an early signatory of Australian Engineers Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. We spoke with founder and Managing Director, Paul Brown, about the way climate action underpins the team’s work.

Why the gas-led recovery is a load of hot air in more ways than one

Why the gas-led recovery is a load of hot air in more ways than one

As part of its promotion of the problematic “gas-led recovery” the Australian government has been claiming gas is a lower emissions fuel when compared to coal. However, according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) Energy Finance Analyst Gas/LNG Bruce Robertson, this is not the case.

A personal reflection on climate emergency

A personal reflection on climate emergency

“Emergencies are opportunities for lasting change” – Rewiring America, therefore humankind has never faced such a great opportunity. Written by Michael Frangos

Stories from the drawing board: Joe Karten, Built

Stories from the drawing board: Joe Karten, Built

“Show your organisations how considering climate change and sustainability will open them up to working on the best projects. At this stage, it’s not really a differentiator, but more of a hygiene factor. If a company isn’t addressing climate change in some way, they’re simply making themselves irrelevant.” Written by Willow Aliento.

Stories from the drawing board: City of Fremantle

Stories from the drawing board: City of Fremantle

Staring at a brief wondering how it might look if you make climate emergency and biodiversity emergency first principles for design? According to engineers and technical staff at City of Fremantle, it’s a very positive place to start.
Written by Willow Aliento.

What does a climate emergency mean to me?

What does a climate emergency mean to me?

Sustainability is the MOST important part of any project.  If your project isn’t sustainable for people and the planet, then what are you even doing?
Written by Priya Gandhi.

10 principles to guide your actions in 2020

10 principles to guide your actions in 2020

Don’t be deceived into thinking the Australian Engineers Declare movement is just a flag waving protest. The Declaration articulates key principles to guide real action and establish accountability for signatories. Written by Chris Buntine.

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