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International Women’s Day

At the second International Conference of Working Women in 1910, the leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The birth of International Women’s Day…

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Women’s Property Initiatives

The Women’s Property Initiative (WPI) is a not-for-profit, community housing organisation that creates new beginnings for women facing homelessness. They have 83 homes with 219 women and children in permanent living situations in Victoria, allowing them to get on with their lives with dignity and security. Ecovantage CEO, Bruce Easton, was pleasantly surprised to be…

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Installing Solar LEDs in East Timor

Every so often, you may be lucky enough to do something that really makes a difference and has a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. Recently the CEO of Ecovantage, Bruce Easton, returned from being involved in the ‘Light Up East Timor’ project organised by the Alternative Technology Association (Renew). As part of the…

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Creating a Positive Impact Through Our Consumption

At Ecovantage, we’ve taken simple steps to ensure that our consumption results in the least strain on the Earth’s resources as possible and aim to have a positive impact wherever possible. Below is an outline of practices we follow, there may be some you can adopt in your office or home! Essentials: Two items that…

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Ecovantage becomes founding partner of carbon neutral adelaide

Ecovantage has recently and proudly become a founding partner of Carbon Neutral Adelaide, in doing so we are contributing to Adelaide’s goal of becoming the first carbon neutral city in the world and in turn contributing to the overall improvement of the planet. Carbon Neutral Adelaide’s goal is to make the city of Adelaide 100%…

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Bertram presents at EBM-Papst GreenDay

  At the recent EBM-Papst GreenDay held at Sydney’s Ultimo College, Ecovantage Sales and Business Development consultant, Bertram Duerr gave a presentation on Ecovantage’s involvement in PIAM&V (The Project Impact Assessment with Measurement and Verification). EBM-Papst, a “global leading manufacturer and supplier of fans, blowers and air moving products”, together with Ultimo College, hosted GreenDay,…

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Time to turn off Hazelwood?

Hazelwood Power Station

“Hazelwood Power Station” by Simpsons fan 66 at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons But who has the switch? Hazelwood is old, tired and dirty. It’s one of the oldest and dirtiest coal fired power stations in the world. What makes it worse is that we currently have an entrenched oversupply of…

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Victorian Energy Efficiency Roundtable

Our CEO, Bruce Easton, attended the Energy Efficiency and Productivity Roundtable last week with stakeholders from local government, environmental groups, Social service and Industry. The minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, launched the roundtable with a speech full of very positive support for energy efficiency. Energy Efficiency just makes sense and the incentives from the VEET scheme can…

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City of Sydney Targeting 30% saving by 2030

After a bleak 2014, this year is looking refreshingly good for the promotion of Energy Efficiency. Yesterday the City of Sydney conducted a briefing on the Draft Energy Efficiency Master Plan with Clover Moore providing context and a panel of experts discussing the merits of supporting the plan (more details at http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/). Ecovantage CEO, Bruce…

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