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22 May 2013 - Wycheproof shines at National Tidy Towns Awards 2013
Wycheproof, the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) Tidy Town of the Year 2012, took out the Water Conservation Category Award and was also highly commended for the Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention Award at the national awards ceremony in Caloundra, Queensland.
16 May 2013 - Top tips to take the heat out of winter energy bills
With winter just around the corner, there are some simple steps householders can take to stay
warm and reduce heating costs.
16 April 2013 - New policy ensures no 'wasted' opportunities to Victoria's economy and environmental health
The Hon Ryan Smith MP has announced the new 30 year plan to better deal with waste and grow the state's economy by unlocking the hidden value from recovered materials while protecting the health of communities and the environment.
15 April 2013 - Entries now open for ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2013
The race is on to find Victoria's most sustainable schools, with entries now open for the ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2013.
3 April 2013 - From dumping to donation - new trial to give charities a helping hand
Charity stores across Victoria will benefit from new surveillance equipment, signage and fencing as part of the first phase of $500,000 worth of support to help prevent illegal dumping of unusable goods.
27 March 2013 - New recycling projects to drive healthy environment, healthy economy
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP has congratulated Victorian businesses on their innovative plans to boost recycling and waste recovery as part of their response to the Victorian Government's $5 million Driving Investment for New Recycling fund.
25 March 2013 - Key leadership appointments to deliver Sustainability Victoria's strategy
Key leadership appointments at Sustainability Victoria will deliver on the organisation's SV2015 strategy.
21 March 2013 - Change to hot water system replacement rebate announced
Victorians considering replacing their hot water system with a more energy efficient model have until May 31 this year to secure the maximum State Government rebate.
18 March 2013 - Victorian Government supporting business to help customers recycle right
A new partnership between government and industry is helping fast food customers recycle right.
26 February 2013 - Green Light for Geelong businesses to boost bottom line
A new Victorian Government funded program will help Geelong businesses boost their bottom line by minimising waste.
22 February 2013 - 'Tube Terminators' put mercury in lighting products to a safe end
A new service to keep mercury from fluorescent lights out of landfill will help boost Victorias economy and recycling rates.
30 January 2013 - Entries now open to find Victoria's tidy towns and sustainable cities
The race to become Victoria's tidiest town or most sustainable city starts today, with entries now open for the 2013 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards.
17 January 2013 - Victorian Government cracks down on littering
The Victorian Government is tackling litter on all fronts by investing in infrastructure, education and enforcement, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP announced today.
6 January 2013 - Smarter Choice helps to keep cooling costs down as state swelters
Making a smarter choice on appliances can help Victorians keep cooling costs down as the mercury soars this summer, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP said today.
24 December 2012 - Recycle right this holiday season
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP is encouraging Victorians to recycle their gift wrapping this holiday season.
30 November 2012 - New grants to help schools go green
Victorian schools are now able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to reduce energy consumption and put a focus on sustainability.
28 November 2012 - Funding grants open to boost resource recovery infrastructure
The Victorian Government is calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations to develop large-scale waste infrastructure projects capable of processing in excess of 100,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste each year.
25 November 2012 - New funding to support Victorian businesses now available
Applications for the first round of funding under the Victorian Government's three-year $10 million Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program are now open.
16 November 2012 - Winners announced for ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2012
Epping Views Primary School has been named Victoria's ResourceSmart School of the Year, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP announced today.
29 October 2012 - Victorians asked to have their say on driving waste from landfill
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today unveiled the Draft Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy for community comment.
View the full media release on the Premier's website.
15 October 2012 - ResourceSmart Schools finalists announced
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today announced the finalists for this year's ResourceSmart Schools Awards, which recognise and reward Victorian schools, students and teachers for their outstanding achievements in sustainability.
3 October 2012 - Brightgreen wins Premier's top sustainability award
Brightgreen from Melbourne last night took out the top honour - the Premier's Recognition Award - at the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2012.
23 September 2012 - Wycheproof named top Tidy Town
Wycheproof has been named as the 2012 Tidy Town of the Year at the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities Awards ceremony held last night.
21 September 2012 - Minister announces new strategic plan for Sustainability Victoria
Sustainability Victoria's new three-year strategic plan, SV2015, will focus on two distinct investment priorities - integrated waste management and resource efficiency.
3 September 2012 - Finalists for Premier's Sustainability Awards announced
The new Royal Children's Hospital - an international example of sustainable design; the world's first LED replacement bulb; and organic waste production in Alpine resorts are some of the innovative concepts that have made the final list in this year's prestigious Premier's Sustainability Awards.
23 August 2012 - Government targets roadside tossers during Keep Australia Beautiful Week
Tossers who litter roadsides will be the target during Keep Australia Beautiful Week, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith said today.
23 August 2012 - Minister announces more help for Victorian business
The Victorian Government today committed $10 million over the next three years to the Smarter Resources Smarter Business program.
18 August 2012 - Detox your Home celebrates 500th drop-off event
The Detox your Home program has celebrated its 500th mobile drop-off event at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre.
17 August 2012 - Tidy Town finalists honoured in 30th anniversary year
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP has announced the finalists for this year's Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities Awards. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Awards in Victoria.
31 July 2012 - Minister's latest push to get more out of landfill
The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest and applications for a total of $3.5 million in funding for initiatives to recover and recycle organic and commercial and industrial waste under its Conserve, Invest and Save strategy.
27 July 2012 - Boroondara and Frankston top KABV awards
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP has congratulated the City of Boroondara and Frankston Foreshore for taking top honours at the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches Awards.
30 June 2012 - Beat the carbon tax and save money on your energy bills
The Victorian Government is encouraging householders to look at ways to lessen the impact of the carbon tax by adopting energy savings measures to reduce their power bills, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP said today.
27 June 2012 - Improving the safety of rural landfills - release of $3.87m funding to ease the costs
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today named the successful applicants for a $3.87 million funding package as part of the Transition Support to Improve Rural Landfill Infrastructure program which will enhance the protection of Victoria's environment well into the future.
27 June 2012 - Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Finalists announced
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today announced the finalists for the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches Awards.
27 June 2012 - 5Star rating for four more Victorian schools
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP announced today that four more Victorian schools have achieved 5Star Sustainability Certification, bringing the total number of 5Star schools across Victoria to 16.
19 June 2012 - $11.5 million boost for Victoria's recycling and resource recovery infrastructure
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP is continuing to drive improvement in Victoria's recycling efforts announcing an $11.5 million funding package to improve recycling infrastructure across the state.
4 June 2012 - Students turn waste plastic into playground furniture
On the eve of World Environment Day Minister for Education, Martin Dixon congratulated students at Oakleigh South Primary School for rethinking recycling and looking at plastic bags and wrappers in a new way.
1 June 2012 - Smarter choices to save on energy bills
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today launched the Smarter Choice retail program to assist families to save money on household bills by choosing more energy and water efficient appliances.
29 May 2012 - Rebate to deliver warmer winter and lower energy bills
The Victorian Government is urging householders to take advantage of its Gas Heater Rebate and Solar Hot Water Rebate to help them stay warm this winter and to save money on their energy bills.
21 May 2012 - Entries open for 10th year of Premier's Sustainability Awards
Victorian businesses, community groups, education institutions and government agencies are invited to enter the 10th anniversary year of the Premier's Sustainability Awards.
21 May 2012 - New campaign urges Melburnians to 'Get it Right on Bin Night'
Environment and Climate Change Minister, The Hon Ryan Smith MP today launched a new campaign in a bid to divert the equivalent of more than 300,000 wheelie bins of recyclable material that still ends up in landfill every week.
14 May 2012 - Entries open for ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2012
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP is encouraging Victorian primary and secondary schools to have their sustainability achievements recognised by entering the ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2012.
11 May 2012 - Making it easier for Melbourne's commuters to recycle
The equivalent of 240 garbage trucks of waste collected from metropolitan railway stations will be diverted away from landfill under a new recycling project between the Victorian Government and Metro Trains.
26 April 2012 - Metropolitan Organics Plan to boost food and garden waste recycling across Melbourne
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP, has announced a $3.8 million funding package to support and develop organics recycling across Melbourne.
29 March 2012 - Victorians urged to 'go beyond the hour'
Victorians are being encouraged to use this year's Earth Hour on Saturday, 31 March, as an opportunity to "go beyond the hour" and to look at ways to reduce their energy bills this winter.
8 March 2012 - Transition support to improve rural landfill infrastructure
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP, has announced a $3.5 million package that will help rural landfill operators to transition to best practice standards.
27 February 2012 - Sustainability Victoria review charts course for more effective investment
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP, has released the findings from the review into Sustainability Victoria which will help set the course for more effective investment in waste reduction and improved energy-efficiency measures.
8 February 2012 - FirstRate5 Energy rating software goes to tender
Sustainability Victoria is seeking tenders from suitably qualified businesses to purchase its FirstRate5 thermal performance assessment software. FirstRate5 is used to demonstrate compliance with the National Construction Code for residential buildings and there are currently over 650 accredited users.
30 January 2012 - Is your town the Tidiest Town this year?
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP, announced the KABV Tidy Towns, Sustainable cities and Clean beach awards are now open for 2012.
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