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…

Guide to Going Carbon Neutral

Thinking of going carbon neutral? Want to understand the process, costs and on-going requirements? Want to know why companies purchase offsets? There are a myriad of “Carbon Neutral” programs that provide options for making a claim to carbon neutral. There is however only one program backed by the Australian Government which gives consumers the confidence…

Is Voluntary Action a Waste of Time?

Voluntary action for environmental outcomes is championed as a way to “do your bit” and to encourage positive policy changes. But does it? Is the cost of your “optional extra” action really achieving anything or is it just clever marketing at the expense of your goodwill and hip pocket? Continuing in our support for the…

The Case for going Carbon Neutral: Charles Sturt University

  About Charles Sturt University Charles Sturt University (“CSU”) was established in 1989 as a multi-campus institution and, over the past 25 years, has grown into a dynamic and progressive university well-known for its innovative approach to education and applied research. Going Carbon Neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard Charles Sturt University are the first Australian…

Balance Carbon’s Matt Shorten to judge A-Z Challenge

Balance Carbon Managing Director Matthew Shorten has been selected to sit on the expert judging panel convened for the “International Adelaide to Zero Challenge” Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize. The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge site describes the initiative as “a new program to seek ideas and innovative solutions from South Australia and around the world that can…