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…

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…

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…