Christmas/End of Year Closure 2019

Merry Christmas and happy new year from the Environmental Projects team! Our office closure will be from Thursday 19th of December and we will open in the new year on Monday 6th of January. We are on call for any urgent matters. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll see you in 2020!

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Student Intern Program 2019-20

After a successful 2017-18 student intern program we decided to welcome another group on board to gain experience and build a better understanding of our industry. This year’s program started with Derrick Sowa (left) who excitedly received word that his recently completed PhD thesis in Environmental Policy and Management with The University of Adelaide passed allowing Derrick to be awarded his doctorate. Derrick started in Kumasi (Africa) with a Bachelor of Science (Geomatic Engineering) then…

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Ozri Conference Melbourne 2019

This month we sent our in-house GIS Officer to the annual Esri User Conference in Melbourne. As we use Esri’s GIS products we believe it’s important to stay up to date with the latest trends in their technology, as well as to network with others in the field. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, online/open source data and 3D modelling are among the many things that are quickly evolving and becoming more relevant in today’s…

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Office plants, why are they so important?

There are many benefits to having plants in our office - reducing stress and sickness, increasing productivity and creativity, reducing noise and making the office more attractive, but how does this work? We did a bit of research and found out how a simple plant can do so much for our wellbeing. Air pollution levels indoors are almost always higher than outside. The main indoor pollutants are volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), from paint, carpet, furnishing…

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National Biodiversity Month

September is Australia’s National Biodiversity Month which aims to promote how important it is to protect, conserve and improve our countries biodiversity. So what is ‘biodiversity’? The definition of the word is ‘the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat’. For example, a forestry plantation made up of one species of pine has very low biodiversity, there’s nothing ‘diverse’ in this ‘bio’! Whereas a natural forest made up…

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GMUSG 15th Conference- Port Pirie

Every year Environmental Projects attend and support the GMUSG (Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf) Conference and trade Expo which is held annually in August in Whyalla or Port Augusta or Port Pirie. This year we look forward to attending the conference and trade expo in Port Pirie. The conference is for anyone involved in providing services or products in the resources, energy, manufacturing, defence and infrastructure industry. Here we will learn about the progress or…

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Christmas in July

Merry Christmas! This year EP celebrated Christmas in July for the first time and our front reception room was transformed into a winter wonderland! We had a lovely three course meal with each team member bringing in their own favourite Christmas recipe, a game of Kris Kringle, presents for the kids (actual kids), delicious homemade (or should we say office-made) mulled wine, Christmas music and everyone wearing the most ugly Christmas sweater they could find. …

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It began in 1974 and has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated. Every year has a different theme, this year’s theme is air pollution. Did you know 9 out of 10 people breathe in polluted air? Did you know seven million people die prematurely each year from air pollution? The major…

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Biggest Morning Tea

Hosting a Biggest Morning Tea is a great way to raise funds for a great cause while also getting to be creative with our baking. We are spoilt with variety as everyone brings in either a deliciously sweet or scrumptiously savoury plate. We love to admire the spread and how filled the whole meeting room table is! All up, our little team raised $125. Every dollar counts with proceeds going towards SunSmart school programs, phone…

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Public Consultation in Kangaroo Island

Environmental Projects has been working on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on behalf of Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd, for a proposed port to be located on Kangaroo Island. Part of this process involved engaging with the community in public consultation sessions. For a select few this meant an overnight stay on the island and carting numerous copies of the EIS and boxes upon boxes of Fact Sheets! For two days Town Hall in Kingscote…

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