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Campaign to Reduce Roadside Littering

News Story - As more people take to the roads during the summer holiday season Tasmanian motorists and visitors are being reminded to reduce the impacts of roadside littering. (18/12/2009)

The Environment Division’s Big Christmas Swap

Environment Division staff in Hobart decided to swap instead of just shop in the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift. (16/12/2009)

Coastcare Week 2009

News Story - Members of the Coastal and Marine Branch, Environment Division have been very busy recently organising and participating in a range of events to mark Coastcare Week 2009. (9/12/2009)

EcoSmartBiz Greening Inveresk

In collaboration with the Australian Government, Launceston City Council and NRM North, CleanBiz is sponsoring a business sustainability project for small to medium enterprises in Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct. (2/12/2009)

Marine Oil Spill Response Equipment Operator Course

The pool of Tasmanians trained in the use of marine oil spill response equipment has increased after the latest round of training organised by the EPA. (2/12/2009)

Uncorking the Power of Biodiesel

A boutique vineyard in Tasmania’s Huon Valley is using a small-scale, mobile biodiesel refiner to help power the machinery needed to harvest the grapes. (30/11/2009)

Free Household Chemical Drop Off Service Starts this Weekend

‘ChemSafe Homes Tasmania’, a free household chemical drop-off service, begins this weekend in the State’s south. (24/11/2009)

Coastal and Marine Branch members celebrate Community Award win

News Story - Kristy Blackburn and Leah Page from the Coastal and Marine Branch in the Environment Division have had a busy weekend. The Coastcare group to which they both belong has won another prestigious award. (17/11/2009)

EPA’s Role in an Oil Spill Response Explained at Expo

The important role the EPA plays in an oil spill incident in Tasmanian waters was outlined at the recent West Tamar Emergency Services Expo at Gravelly Beach in the State’s north east. (12/11/2009)

Kids tune into sustainability message

More than 380 students from 29 schools in Southern Tasmania learnt new ways to live sustainably and shared their own ideas at the inaugural Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Kids 4 Kids Conference held in Hobart this week. (11/11/2009)

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