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Megyn Carpenter’s Interview with Salt Magazine

Esteemed Sunshine Coast literary magazine, Salt, recently interviewed local Eco Pioneers including our very own, CISC President, Megyn Carpenter!

The article focuses on Sunshine Coast businesses who partake in the circular economy and also includes Megyn’s top five tips to embracing sustainability, which will ultimately save you money.

You can read the full ‘Eco Pioneers’ article here or click on the image below to open an online version.

Read Megyn’s interview in Salt Magazine.

To order physical printed copies of Salt Magazine, visit their website here.

We have solutions for forward-thinking people to save money and reduce their climate emissions by making their businesses and homes more sustainable and resource efficient. We’re an industry group of purpose driven businesses actively reducing climate risk and advocating for the support and use of cleantech and sustainability in government, manufacturing, not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
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Remade in Australia

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Remade in Australia is bringing the Circular Economy mainstream.

Remade in Australia is an exciting new Federal Government initiative showcasing its commitment to creating a circular economy through smart investment, sustainable procurement, product stewardship and managing waste exports.

Reducing waste to reduce landfill (and carbon emissions) is a key driver of the new policy, with the bonus of creating jobs via new sorting centres. By sorting and recycling more waste here and with better regulation of exported waste, there is less chance that products sent overseas for recycling end up in landfill.

Sustainable Procurement turns waste into new products which increases jobs, reduces landfill and the demand for raw products.

An example is taking old tyres to create new infrastructure, including roads or by turning plastic (which would otherwise end up in landfill) to create new playground equipment.

Change is coming to recycling to create new products from old.

By focusing Government spending on the circular economy ensures Australia is taking meaningful action on its responsibility of reducing carbon emissions.

Product Stewardship is putting the responsibility of reducing waste back on businesses and industries that create it.

It forces companies to re-think from the design stages to the end life of a product on how they will reduce waste through reduced packaging whilst producing products (and packaging) that are easy for consumers to recycle.

Piles like this will be used to make new products and infrastructure.

In the past, businesses and governments pushed recycling as a consumer issue and whilst this new initiative is still reliant on all Australians supporting these ventures through proper sorting of household waste and recycling at home; Remade in Australia puts the responsibility of reduction of waste onto those that create it, especially single use products.

We’ve seen many Australian Governments talk big on carbon reduction and offsets, but by implementing legislation and policies that support a circular economy, Australia is finally heading in the right direction to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Visit the Remade in Australia website to learn more.

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Create a Local Circular Economy with the Waste Less App

Everfocus Director, Ryan Hollis was providing advice to businesses helping them to implement sustainable practices when he had an idea.

The problem he faced was a confusion or a lack of knowledge amongst his target customers on what was recyclable and what resources could be re-used.

He wanted to make the process easier to figure out, so he built the Waste Less App. A pilot project aimed at helping consumers better understand what products can be recycled, how and where they can be reused and most importantly, how to reduce waste ending up in landfill.

After an initial trial, he found his customers had reduced on average 32% of waste ending up in landfill. There was a 15% increase in recycling rates and 40% improvement in resource recovery!

The Waste Less App trial proved that when you make it easier for people to reduce landfill by understanding what can be recycled, then they will recycle more.

Ryan’s next step is going wide and working with local councils to promote the app to reduce landfill.

Find out more about Everfocus on the CISC Member Directory Page.


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How to Save Money on Your Water Bills

Did you know you could make huge savings on you water bill? It’s possible your business may have been over-charged or there may be errors in your bill, so it pays to check. Using a 4-step strategy (Analysis, Survey, Report and Action), CISC Member, Water Cost Audits (WCA) helps commercial customers ensure they’re being correctly charged for their water usage. Their process involves:

  • Send in your water bills for checking
  • WCA come on site to confirm the potential
  • WCA will tell you what they’ve found & seek permission to proceed
  • We do the work to recover charges and put savings in place

Several local Sunshine Coast businesses have undertaken an audit and were surprised by the results.

Oxley Golf Club: Refund $14,000 + Savings $1,700 per annum

The water supplier was using inaccurate information, WCA investigated and confirmed an error since accounting procedures were changed in 2010 which resulted in many years of overcharging!

Negotiations with the supplier ended with a full refund of incorrect charges for the Club.

“Uncovering an error our supplier had made for many years and resolving it quickly, speaks volumes about WCA’s work. They recovered every dollar overcharged, almost $14,000 refunded back. Costs have also been reduced year on year going forward for the Club. We’re really happy with the results and recommend anyone consider using the service to ensure they’ve not been overcharged too.”

Aaron Muirhead, General Manager, Oxley Golf Club

Coolum Surf Club: Refund $6,500 + Savings $5,000 per year

The Club was incorrectly charged and were offered a 1-year refund after we identified errors. WCA
negotiated on the Club’s behalf and secured a refund of all incorrect charges ever levied.

“Not only have we reduced costs significantly going forward, thanks to Water Cost Audits, they also managed to obtain a refund from our supplier too! The friendly and professional process has been simple for the Club to engage with. I would recommend other organisations work with WCA.”

– Mal Wright, General Manager, Coolum Surf Club

“None of our customers had considered that there could be issues around water charges, but many
had looked at other utility costs in the past. Our customers now know they are not consuming more
than they should and not paying any more than necessary. Both the environmental and financial
aspects have been covered in one pass, with great returns as a bonus.”

“Water Cost Audits approach is both innovative and customer friendly in that we are only paid by results, there is no obligation on our customers to follow our recommendations (although they always do when we discuss the savings) and finally we do all of the work leaving the customer free to carry on running their business.”

Phil Gabriel, Water Cost Audits

For further information visit the Water Cost Audits CISC Member page.

Sustainability In Business, Sustainable Development Goals – Special Game Event

Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, recently hosted the ‘Sustainability in Business-SDGs Game’ event, facilitated by Delwyn Langdon of Griffith University Eco Centre. And we’re pleased to announce we’re running the event again in October 2021. Note: if the event is cancelled or rescheduled, you can choose to receive a full refund of the ticket price or rebook for the future event. Eventbrite fees are not refundable.

The event was a huge success and identified how collaboration and communication are imperative to achieving the global sustainable development goals.

Here’s what attendees had to say about the SDGs Game Event:

What an amazing, collaborative, energetic Cleantech Industries event! With the current sustainability challenges / opportunities – the #2030SDG game combined with the SparkTank brainstorming platform ensured some amazing ideas were developed. Thanks Megyn Carpenter, Delwyn Langdon, Jo’Anne Langham, @ScottBreust. Looking forward to the implementation phase.

Mark Paddenburg

Loved the 2030 SDG Game and the Spark Tank app for ideas brainstorming. Thanks Megyn Carpenter!

Leanne Layfield GAICD

What a great morning! Thanks Megyn Carpenter! 🙏👏

James McGovern

A huge thanks to everyone that attended.


The 2030 SDGs Game is a multiplayer, in-person, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.

Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon, earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 150,000 participants.

2030 SDGs Game events are held in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings. We now have over 600 certified facilitators in Japan and around 50 globally.

A snapshot of the 2030 SDGs Card Game.

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National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition 2022

Note: This event was rescheduled again from February 2022 to 28 – 29 March 2022.

The National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition returns 28 – 29 March 2022 as both an in-person and virtual event at the Brisbane Conference and Events Centre (BCEC).

This will be a COVID-19 safe event and even if a last minute change occurs, we have contingency plans in place plus there is the added option to attend virtually.

There’s no better time for Cleantech than now!

2020 Cleantech Conference Keynote Speaker, Creel Price

Reimagining the National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition to create an awesome in-person and online experience meant rethinking the national platform for Cleantech collaboration, learning and networking.

NCCE 2022 will see Innovators, investors, producers and commercial end-users of clean technology across Australia come together to do business and foster change to ensure a renewable, circular economy that starts locally.

View the keynote speakers and program for the 2022 schedule here.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, in-person numbers will be limited. Ensure you don’t miss out by booking your ticket now.

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All Cleantech Sectors will be covered.

If you’re interested in presenting at the Cleantech Conference, speakers are being called in the Business Growth or Sustainable Solutions streams.

Presentations can be in the following formats:

  • Keynote Presentation (20-30 minutes)
  • Knowledge Hub (10 minutes)
  • NCTCE Masterclass Workshop (60-90 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (30-45 minutes)

Submit your presentation abstract (up to 300 words) via the NCTCE website after creating an account. Hurry the Call for Speakers is closing Monday 26 April 2021.


If you run a Cleantech Business and would like to exhibit and the Conference, register here.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition, contact us today.

Check the NCCE website for more information.

Do you know another Cleantech business that would like this event? Share it with them and follow for more information.


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Funding for Renewables Technology

Key statistics for clean energy 2012-2020. Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Australian Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing funding or finance to businesses to develop renewable energy technologies.

The Advancing Renewables Program provides matched funding from $100,000 to $50 million for successful applicants.

This program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Reducing the cost of renewable energy
  • Increasing the value delivered by renewable energy e.g. activities that create opportunities to bring together multiple value streams, 
  • Develop or demonstrate application of renewable energy to a new market
  • Improve the consumer or purchaser attractiveness of renewable energy
  • Increase the ability to provide dispatchable electricity supply
  • Improve control and reliability of renewable energy
  • reducing or removing barriers to renewable energy uptake
  • Increasing skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to Renewable Energy Technologies

It is expected that recipients publicly share knowledge and information about, and resulting from the activities funded.

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What Defines a Cleantech Green Energy Stock?

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The Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of companies that are manufacturers, developers, distributors, and/or installers of clean-energy technologies.

To be eligible for inclusion in the Index issuers of a security must be classified, according to Clean Edge, as technology manufacturers, developers, distributors, and/or installers in one or more of the following sub-sectors:

  • Advanced Materials (silicon, lithium, bio-based, and/or other materials and processes that enable clean-energy and low-carbon technologies);
  • Energy Intelligence (conservation, efficiency, smart meters, energy management systems, LEDs, smart grid, superconductors, power controls, etc.);
  • Energy Storage & Conversion (advanced batteries, power conversion, electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, hydrogen, fuel cells for stationary, portable, and transportation applications, etc.); and
  • Renewable Electricity Generation (solar, wind, geothermal, water power, etc.).

Also to be eligible must have a demonstrated ability to capture the potential of the clean-energy sector by receiving a majority (50% or more) of its revenue from clean-energy and low-carbon activities, “or,” in the case where a constituent has multiple business units and revenue streams, have substantial exposure to the clean-energy and low-carbon sector, according to Clean Edge.

Clean Edge is a clean-tech stock indexing pioneer, having launched the Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy index in 2006.

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An Australian First on the Sunshine Coast!

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Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for Maroochydore City Centre

The Sunshine Coast is leading the nation with Australia’s first, high-tech, underground automated waste collection system for a CBD. Using a series of underground pipes, waste and recycling is moved by vacuum pressure to a collection station, alleviating the need for waste collection trucks.

CISC Member, Arcpanel proudly supplied the cantilevered roof for this building with large spans and high thermal efficiency.

Commissioning is underway for this sustainable and innovative technology, and the AWCS is expected to be operational mid-year.

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Construction Opportunities for Local Sport Precinct

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The Honey Farm Sport Precinct is set for construction with the recent approval of the Master Plan. Opportunity exists for local companies to get involved in the construction process.

The precinct located north of Caloundra Road opposite the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is proposed to offer a range of sport and recreational activities including cricket, soccer, hardcourt activities, disc golf, events, playgrounds, pedal and skate play, criterium track, multi-use trails and nature walks.

The facility will encourage the community to be involved in active sports, outdoor recreation, healthy living and community events and includes:

  • four rectangular full-size football fields
  • two ovals (full size cricket with eight turf pitches) and cricket practice nets to support tier 2 cricket events
  • shared fields (four rectangular fields with one oval overlay)
  • shared clubhouse
  • 1.8km criterium track with two smaller loops
  • hardcourt precinct
  • indoor sport and recreation centre
  • youth activity area (bike, skate, ninja warrior / parkour, climbing wall)
  • children’s all ability playground adjoining a nature play area and open space
  • open event space including a fitness trail
  • wetlands and water bodies with nature trails
  • area for disc golf course
  • dog off-leash park

Honey Farm Sport Precinct construction timeline:

  • 2021/22 – Bulk earthworks, drainage and access

  • 2022/23 Stage 1 Construction of part of the District Recreation Park: Wetlands construction, turf and field lighting, fields and ovals

  • 2022/23 Stage 1 Construction of part of the District Recreation Park: Wetlands construction, turf and field lighting, fields and ovals

  • 2023/24 – Construction of shared clubhouse, asphalt of roads and car parks to support sports precinct and recreation park

  • 2024/25 – Detailed design and approvals for Stage 2

  • 2025 onwards – Stage 2 construction of youth plaza, events/open space, criterium track, recreation and fitness trails, indoor sport centre, hard court precinct and dog park.

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View Master Plan


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Recycling & Clean Energy Manufacturing Funding

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Grant Funding is now open under the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative in “Recycling & Clean Energy”, one of the six National Manufacturing Priorities.

The Recycling & Clean Energy manufacturing road map vision is:

 “To develop world-leading advanced manufacturers that seize opportunities from sustainability, clean energy transition and waste reduction demands by leveraging Australia’s advantages in innovation, technology, renewable and mineral resources, and our onshore industrial base.”

Grant funding is available for a minimum of $1 million with cash co-contribution (minimum project amount $2 million) and joint applications are acceptable (with a lead organisation appointed). All projects must be completed by 31 March 2024.

The key areas of growth opportunity are 

1) Manufactured products that enable recycling or use recycled feedstock, eg Recyclable products and packaging, cleaner feedstocks for remanufacturing or products from recycled feedstocks; 

2) Manufacture products that enable or use clean energy, eg Hydrogen tech, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cabling, thermal energy and modularised renewables; Microgrids, inverters, electric vehicle chargers and next generation photovoltaic (PV) modules; Specialised batteries, grid-scale batteries and battery precursors; Low emissions steel and aluminium; and 

3) Overlapping Recycling and Clean Energy, eg Carbon fibre and graphene, recycling clean energy components

There are 3 streams for grant funding application:

  1. Translation Stream – to help manufacturers translate good ideas into commercial outcomes and encourage innovation investment
  2. Integration Stream – to help manufacturers integrate into local and domestic supply chains
  3. Collaboration Stream – to provide funding for very large projects to build economies of scale (not open yet)

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority Roadmap

Read more and download Guidelines

Applications now open and closing 5pm, Wed 5 May 2021.


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ONM Energy Helping to Turn Organic Waste into Renewable Energy and Profit

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ONM Energy provides solutions to turn underperforming Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plants into the profit creating machines (whilst reducing landfill and carbon emissions) that they should be.

From fixing a catastrophic plant failure to optimising processes to increase results or supporting investors, ONM Energy is here to help.

What is anaerobic digestion?

Anaerobic digestion or AD is the process of using bacteria to break down organic waste (in the absence of light and oxygen) to create nutrient rich fertiliser and biogas. This is used as fuel to create renewable energy and heat, plus reduces landfill and carbon emissions.

In one case study; WILLEN BIOGAS facility wasn’t producing the yield or profits they expected. After emptying the digestion tanks, they discovered plastic waste and grit was reducing the capacity of the tanks and so with a complete overhaul of the operating process and retraining of staff, ONM Energy ensured the facility was operating at healthy levels to produce their anticipated yield.

You can read the full case study here.

ONM Energy is excited to bring their 30+ years of AD knowledge and experience to the Sunshine Coast Cleantech Industry.

Learn more about ONM Energy via their Member Page.

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Cleantech Business Networking Event

This in-person event at the Alex Surf Club has now passed. View upcoming events here.

The Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Cleantech Business Networking Event is on Thursday 19 November 2020 following our Annual General Meeting.

This is all about connecting and celebrating being face-to-face with people in the cleantech industry, and people interested in sustainability and clean technologies and potential clients or colleagues. There will be a cash bar with a complementary drink on arrival for Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast (CISC) members.

The networking event will give an opportunity for CISC members, guests and anyone interested in clean technology to meet face-to-face with industry leaders and potential clients.

We are giving an opportunity to pitch your business and your latest innovations with a 45 second ‘speed pitching’ around the room. After that you will have the opportunity to meet up with potential collaborators, colleagues or clients in a fun networking session.

Join CISC for $99 per year to enjoy the benefits including receiving the latest cleantech news and information, events and connections and a listing on our business directory and associated marketing. If you would like to nominate for the committee and volunteer to help a worthy cause, please send your expression of interest to info@cleantechsunshinecoast.org.au (closing 6pm, 12/11/2020). The AGM will run from 4.30pm with the networking event from 5.30pm.

Book it in your calendar and invite your guests for an evening of business networking and socialising. It’s an amazing time to be in the cleantech industry!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Place: Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland
Cost: Free with drinks available for purchase at the bar. CISC Members receive a complementary drink on arrival
Enquiries: info@cleantechsunshinecoast.org.au

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Australia Installs 2GW of Rooftop Solar After huge December Rush

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Installations of small-scale solar roof panels jumped 35% in 2019. Find out what this means for you.

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Construction underway for Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility

Western Australia is leading the way with Australia’s first facility able to turn waste into clean energy.

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Products Made from Recycled Plastics

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Did you know many brand new products including clothing, shoes and outdoor furniture are made from recycled plastics ?

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Bushfire Resilient Communities

Read how Queensland Rural Fire Service is using effective planing to build bushfire resilient communities.

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University Builds Sustainable Street

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Students from The University of Wollongong, Australia have demonstrated how sustainability and clever design, can merge to create the house of the future.

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GreenX Talks Conference & Expo

You don’t want to miss this one!  Hear from experts and innovators about the latest in sustainability and how you can win with sustainability in business at this all day key event. 

DATE CLAIMER – 19 OCTOBER 2022 
GREENX TALKS CONFERENCE & EXPO

Conference and Expo:
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 6.45am – 5.00pm
Venue: Events Centre, Caloundra

Breakfast only:
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 6.45am – 8.30am
Venue: Events Centre, Caloundra

Get this into your calendar now!
More information and early bird tickets coming soon! 

WEBINAR: Sharing Your Sustainability Story in Awards & Grants

Are you entering or applying for Awards? Grants? Tenders?


Chances are you’ll be asked the question “How is your business being sustainable?”. If you say Not Applicable, that will *not* get you very far these days.

You may be surprised to know that sustainability is factoring in higher percentages of your applications. In this free webinar, hear from CISC President Megyn Carpenter and learn about what you can do to increase your chances of success. 

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2022
Time: 9.15 for 9.30am to 10.30am
Where: Teams online
Cost: Free to CISC members (it’s free to join CISC)

Registration required to receive meeting link, register here.

Change Makers Event

Join us at Alexandra Headlands Surf Lifesaving Club on Wednesday the 8th June for our Change Makers breakfast, celebrating the change makers in our community who don’t take no for an answer!

The morning will feature insight into a number of different industries and how these ‘change makers’ are taking strides to evolve industries to make them more friendly for our environment. Hear from Christine Garsden, Environmental Program Manager at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Brett Mills, Dealer Principal of Ken Mills Toyota and Ellie Degraeve, Founder of Go For Zero.

Coming from the Health Service, Christine Garsden holds a Master of Nursing and coordinates the hospital’s Environmental Sustainability Program. Christine has worked hard to make progress towards the service becoming more sustainable, winning gold for Climate Leadership at the 2021 Health Care Climate Champions awards. A cause Christine is passionate about, her endeavours have not come without challenges and changes.  

As Dealer Principal of Ken Mills Toyota, Brett Mills is working to make the automotive industry greener. This includes things like increasing their offering of hybrid cares and working towards decreasing the carbon emissions produced by everyday vehicles.

Founder of Go For Zero, Ellie Degraeve began her toxin-free, sustainability journey when her daughter began developing rashes using ‘mainstream’ skincare. This progressed into the development of a store which specialises in the production and sales of low waste, toxin-free hygiene and household products. 

Our Change Makers breakfast is set to be an inspiring and insightful morning. Purchase your tickets now and join us to hear from some of the most influential change makers on the Sunshine Coast.

Women in Cleantech

Calling all women in cleantech!

Join us for this special event to celebrate Women in Cleantech

To celebrate International Women’s Day with the support of the National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition, Energy Lab and Climate KIC Australia – come along for a lunchtime chat about Cleantech.

This short but inspirational event is a casual get together in an inclusive space where female and female-identifying people in cleantech can get together online, have lunch, network and get motivated and find inspiration.

Come and hear about the ClimateLaunchpad program, and how our female founders have taken the global stage. Find out how to join this year’s free global competition led by the European Union’s climate innovation initiative. EnergyLab CEO Megan Fisher will share some of her experiences working in the cleantech sector and supporting female founders.

You will find out how to become part of the Women in Climate and Energy Fellowship (WICEF), and be the first to hear about the upcoming launch of the NCTCE Women in Cleantech Network and how to get involved. 

We hope that you join us for a fun, fast and friendly #IWD2022 meet-up! Let’s break the bias!

Join the Women in Cleantech networking group here.

ReefHQ Uses Sustainable Procurement to Reduce Waste

ReefHQ, which houses the largest living aquarium coral reef in Townsville, QLD, puts sustainability ahead of every decision for each aspect of their business.

From building renovations to uniforms and wetsuits, they aim to reduce waste and use sustainable procurement for all future business needs.

What is sustainable procurement?

Sustainable procurement turns waste into new goods, which reduces landfill, demand for resources and carbon emissions.

By putting sustainability first, ReefHQ reduced their impact on the environment and even surprised a few contractors who thought it couldn’t be done.

Screen grab from ReefHQ’s Capital Works masterclass video.

Sustainability should factor in every decision to run a business, but it was especially important for a tourism venue like ReefHQ, whose attraction is the environment!

As an example, during a recent renovation expansion, they looked at every material that was being demolished before deconstruction to aim to use it elsewhere in the building.

The company they chose for demolitions separated concrete waste to reuse it in road infrastructure.

In choosing their floor coverings, they chose a company that could show the full life-cycle of the product, including its environmental impact.

They also chose new products like uniforms that were made from 100% recycled materials, reducing the need for new raw materials.

Running a sustainable business takes planning and consideration, but as ReefHQ has showed, any business can be sustainable if you think about it.

Watch the full video here.

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Sustainability In Business, Sustainable Development Goals – Special Game Event

Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, recently hosted the ‘Sustainability in Business-SDGs Game’ event, facilitated by Delwyn Langdon of Griffith University Eco Centre.

We ran a series of successful events in 2021/22.

The SDGs Game’ event runs for two hours, followed by a 30 minute break (refreshments included) and it concludes with a Q & A session.

The event was a huge success and identified how collaboration and communication are imperative to achieving the global sustainable development goals.

Here’s what attendees had to say about the SDGs Game Event:

What an amazing, collaborative, energetic Cleantech Industries event! With the current sustainability challenges / opportunities – the #2030SDG game combined with the SparkTank brainstorming platform ensured some amazing ideas were developed. Thanks Megyn Carpenter, Delwyn Langdon, Jo’Anne Langham, @ScottBreust. Looking forward to the implementation phase.

Mark Paddenburg

Loved the 2030 SDG Game and the Spark Tank app for ideas brainstorming. Thanks Megyn Carpenter!

Leanne Layfield GAICD

What a great morning! Thanks Megyn Carpenter! 🙏👏

James McGovern

A huge thanks to everyone that attended.


The 2030 SDGs Game is a multiplayer, in-person, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.

Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon, earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 150,000 participants.

2030 SDGs Game events are held in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings. We now have over 600 certified facilitators in Japan and around 50 globally.

A snapshot of the 2030 SDGs Card Game.

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Smart Building Design and Cleantech Solutions Industries Networking Event

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Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with Building Designers Association Australia- Sunshine Coast and Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, are inviting industry to come together to network with a focus on Cleantech solutions in partnership with clever building design. There will be networking opportunities for local building designers, architects, draftsmen, engineers and others in the building and construction industry to connect with cleantech and sustainability businesses at this informative event.

When:

Wed, June 2, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM AEST

Location

Alex Surf Club

167 Alexandra Parade 

Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572

Cost: FREE

Regson Fabrication

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Established in 1992, Regson Fabrication is a preferred supplier for Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Main Roads (TMR), Spotless Facilities Managers, and McBerns Innovations Solutions.

One of their many success stories includes the upgrade of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Car Park and artwork installations. They used only locally sourced quality materials, reducing carbon emissions. They used zero energy from the grid to manufacture steel, utilising solar at the Kunda Park Factory. By keeping manufacturing local, they created jobs here.

In an unlikely partnership, Nicky McMillan from Regson Fabrication ran a pop-up fruit stall to educate builders, working on the car park upgrade to eat more fruit for fuel instead of energy drinks and chocolate bars. Within 6 months she had workers showing off their healthy lunch boxes and proved that with the right approach, change can happen.

Regson Fabrication won the Master Builders Sunshine Coast Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year award in 2017. 

By supporting local industry, utilising solar and even educating builders on healthy eating habits, Regson Fabrication is proof sustainable change can happen in any business.

You can find out more details about Regson Fabrication on their CISC member page.


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Building with Hemp

CISC Member, Johan Tijssen from Hempblock, has created a cost competitive ($275/㎡) and sustainable alternative to rival traditional Besser Blocks.

Made from hemp, lime and water, Hempblocks are the first all natural, carbon negative and load bearing building material currently available in Australia.

Hempblocks are also durable, CO2 negative, regulate heat and moisture, absorb sound and are fire, termite and mould resistant!

Hempblock has an exclusive distributorship for the USA, Australia and New Zealand, all run from their Sunshine Coast office.

With their first Hempblock building complete and other buildings under construction, Johan is on the way to carving out a new niche in the building industry.

Learn more about Hempblocks via their member page.

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Waste management recognised by the United Nations

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Singapore’s first zero-waste grocery store is opening

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A rubbish idea: how blockchains could tackle the world’s waste problem

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Small cities win big on waste management

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What will it take to end plastic pollution?

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This Guy Made A Surfboard Out Of Trash

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Here’s what happens to our plastic recycling when it goes offshore

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Container refund scheme prompts calls for crackdown on ‘bin chickens’ cashing in on recycling

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The single biggest source of ocean trash – and it’s not what you might think

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The community composting movement: how to make a closed-loop food-and-waste system sexy

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Better recycling through chemistry

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New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

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Tesla Gigafactory 1 New Drone Flyover Shows Latest Massive Solar Array Progress

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UN warns world on track to breach 3C rise by 2100; last year was fourth warmest on record

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Renewables reach highest share of Australia’s power in 40 years

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Commercial and industrial solar installs through the roof as business wakes up to the sun

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Coal bites the dust in Germany, Europe’s greenest nation

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AGL signs up for “giant” battery in Queensland, paving way for 1000MW solar plant

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Texas Is the Center of the Global Corporate Renewable Energy Market

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Who will come out on top? Queensland Government weighs up renewable energy prospects

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South Australia on track to 100 pct renewables, as regulator comes to party

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Greener homes get loan discount

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How green, flexible infrastructure can make cities resilient

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How the built environment impacts healthy ageing

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Why recycling your old phone matters

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Designers vs. Climate Change

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Leading the way with LED’s

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Eco Luxury Property

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ClearVue solar glass notches first commercial setting – a shopping centre atrium

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A New “Solar Paint” Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

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The Best Smart Home Devices for 2020

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Save energy. The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes.

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6 Ways to Save Energy in Your Building

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Environmental Sustainability Policy

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The State of Green Business, 2019

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Nat Geo & Kathmandu Launch Global Series On Eco-Tourism

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Organic Liquid and Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Service

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What is a circular economy?

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Farmers in Queensland’s salad bowl region warn food prices will rise due to drought

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Sustainable Land And Water Management Project Takes Off

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Treating City Wastewater as a Resource

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Global Cooling Prize

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Canberra’s drinking water catchment now ‘endangered’ area

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Future Drought Fund

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Visit A Dam This Weekend

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast AGM

This event has now passed. You can find upcoming events here.

Our AGM was on Thursday 19 November 2020, 4.30-5.30pm at the Alex Surf Club.


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National Cleantech Conference Goes Virtual

The Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening in November over 3 half days. With a number of expert speakers, there will be networking opportunities and an exhibition showcasing the industry’s latest technologies and top service offerings.

The theme is ‘Cleantech: Fast-tracking sustainable growth is more relevant than ever’. With over 40 speakers, multiple streams and exclusive workshops, tickets are $295 all inclusive.

Note the live event, National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition has been postponed until 1-2 November 2021.

Date: 1-2 November 2021
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm for the 3 days
Place: Online
Cost: $295
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Mooloolaba Roof Goes Cleantech

Cleantech Member Success Story – ARCPANEL

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Member ARCPANEL’s innovative, prefabricated Ecotek Panel roofing system tops off the $18 million redevelopment of the Brisbane Road Car Park in Mooloolaba.

Aurem Pty Ltd have utilised ARCPANEL’S roofing system on the top of the new eight-storey multi-deck car park. An exemplar of the value of sustainable design taking advantage of the structural insulated features, reducing the need for additional steel beams and minimal waste onsite. A fantastic design by @blackburnejackson that takes in local references from the Mooloolaba area.

The new car park will increase public parking in Mooloolaba from 176 spaces to over 700 car parking spaces, with a further 54 motorcycle spaces and 50 bicycle spaces and is due for completion in December 2020.

For more information visit ARCPANEL



Architect: Blackburne Jackson

Builder: Evans Built

Roofer: Aurem Pty Ltd

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