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Ethical Paper Pledge: Seeking Signatories!

Posted in Movements, Policies, Visions by ethicalpaper on March 27th, 2013

Ethical Paper

Paper production is the main driver of native forest logging in Australia. Native forest logging destroys crucial habitat for our native wildlife, degrades water catchments and releases vast amounts of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

The main domestic purchaser of native forest pulp logs in Victoria is Australian Paper. Australian Paper produces Reflex brand office papers. Companies and individuals that have taken the Ethical Paper Pledge are making a commitment not to purchase Reflex papers until Australian Paper commits to moving out of irreplaceable native forests and into plantation resources. This will send a strong message to Australian Paper that it is time to move towards a sustainable future.

To sign the Ethical Paper Pledge or to find out more, please visit or send an email to

ZCA Land Use sector plan: Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on June 29th, 2011

4 July , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop worked until 2010 as a Principal Scientist with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Resources Management Remote Sensing Centre. He was responsible for assessing and monitoring vegetation cover, structure and trend across the state.

This involved leading a team of remote sensing scientists to develop satellite monitoring methods to cover an area of 1.7million square km. each year. Products developed by his team included a yearly assessment of forest cover and deforestation, ground cover and weed monitoring, all of which were used routinely for resource management by landholders, local, state and federal government agencies and stakeholders such as conservation groups.
Following 37 years with federal and state government in remote sensing science, Gerard is now engaged in communicating environmental issues such as deforestation, land degradation and biodiversity loss. He has presented to a parallel program by the Climate Institute during the Cancun climate summit on short-lived climate forcers, deforestation and agriculture GHG mitigation. This discussion will be particularly interesting for those contributing to the ZCA Land Use sector plan which is underway now.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 4 July 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation
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The city’s role in protecting River Red Gum Forests

Posted in Policies by Ferne Edwards on July 26th, 2007

This Press Release (below) from Environment Victoria’s website refers to people in the cities – including Melbourne – responsibilities to protect the river red gum forests. Read the Press Release below for more information.

Cities can play a part in saving river red gum forests
Thursday July 19, 2007: Environment Victoria today called on Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat to play a part in restoring Victorias mighty river red gum forests.

“Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat could have a big role to play in saving Victorias red gum forests. If those cities take water from the Goulburn they have an obligation to make sure the river is healthy,” said Dr Paul Sinclair Healthy Rivers Campaign Director.
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