Today marks the release of sustainability magazine Stream’s first 2013 edition.
The free digital publication addresses the environmental challenges businesses face on a daily basis, covering sustainability in water, energy, technology and efficiency, waste management and government regulations.
This month Stream has focused on how environmental best practice and economical efficiency can coexist.
Australia is one of the world’s major miners, internally mining makes up a significant portion of the economy and has been recognised as the goose that laid the golden egg, holding Australia up when the world’s largest economies were crumbling.
As the nation’s resource reserves experience more depletion it is important to find coexistence between the Australia’s expanding resources sector and the environment.
Currently this tricky balance is being pursued in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, as mining developments in the Upper Hunter threaten to pollute the river systems and increase pressure on the region’s agricultural and tourism sectors.
Already this year cyclones have had devastating affects on both the east and west coasts.
Cyclone Rusty has roared its way across Western Australia’s Pilbara, Queensland is beginning its flood clean up following tropical cyclone Oswald, and New South Wales has copped the brunt of heavy rains and intense winds.
Stream looks at how Australian weather is changing, and begins to look ahead to determine how business can operate both sustainably and efficiently in these conditions, figuring out what we can expect weatherwise going forward.