The Case For Trellis: Georges River Council

About Georges River Council Georges River Council was created on 12th May 2016 through the merging of the former Hurstville and Kogarah City Councils. The Council boundaries provide services to 150,000 residents in the southern suburbs of Sydney. Working with Balance Carbon Georges River Council, elected to expand the coverage of the data management services…

The Case for Trellis: Maribyrnong City Council

Maribyrnong is a diverse inner city Melbourne council, administering services to 83,000 local residents with a wide range of commercial and manufacturing industries (idcommunity | demographic resources, 2016). Centred around the Maribyrnong River, the council area covers 31.2 square kilometres and provides a significant number of community services inclusive of the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, community…

Carbon Offsets: Corporate Citizenship or Cop Out?

In the policy vacuum of carbon policy that is Australia in 2017, increasingly businesses are looking to reduce their environmental impact without waiting for Federal Government leadership on this issue. Going carbon neutral is a popular choice, whereby a business calculates the emissions associated with its operations, reduces these where possible and then purchases carbon…

University of South Australia enters a new era of data management with Trellis

Capturing, managing and analysing data across multiple campuses and locations is no small task – particularly if you’re relying on key personnel and spreadsheets. By implementing sustainability management software, Trellis, The University of South Australia is transforming its sustainability journey, saving thousands of dollars each year on internal administration alone. Based in South Australia, Uni…

The Case for Trellis: University of South Australia

Capturing, managing and analysing data across multiple campuses and locations is no small task – particularly if you’re relying on key personnel and spreadsheets. By implementing sustainability management software, Trellis, The University of South Australia is transforming its sustainability journey, saving thousands of dollars each year on internal administration alone. Based in South Australia, Uni…

A year with the future of Environmental Management

In April 2016 Balance Carbon announced our sponsorship of the University of Queensland’s Geography and Environmental Management Society (“UQ GEMS”). With UQ students currently sitting their end of year exams we reflect on our year with UQ GEMS. Lead by a passionate and dedicated executive, UQ GEMS has set about engaging students studying either degree…

Connect – Ignite – Renew, Universities talk Sustainability

Balance Carbon has extended on its proud history of membership with the Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (“ACTS”) with its sponsorship of the 2016 Annual Conference. Under the headline of “Connect – Ignite – Renew” Balance Carbon were both an active conference participant and inspired attendee at this year’s conference.Balance Carbon’s Helen McCarthy presented in conjunction…

Thinking of Going Carbon Neutral?

The Australian Government and the Carbon Market Institute are hosting a series of information sessions about the benefits of going certified carbon neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard. Balance Carbon’s Helen McCarthy will be presenting on the journey with Charles Sturt University who became Australia’s first carbon neutral university earlier this year. These sessions…