Environment and Public Health

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Environment and Public Health
  • Australian households every year generate almost one-fifth of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions. That's more than 15 tonnes per household each year through day to day activities such as transport, household energy use and household waste in landfills...

    Thu, 01 February 2007
  • Neighbourhood Noise  (976 KB)

    Neighbourhood noise, such as noise from animals, alarms, machines and parties can be very annoying. You can often stop noise that disturbs you without involving your council, the police or the Department of the Environment and Climate Change (formerly the EPA)...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Air pollution comes from many different sources such as factories, power plants, dry cleaners, cars, buses, trucks, and even windblown dust and wildfires.

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • From 1 July 2006, the BASIX Energy target will vary, depending on the type and location of home you are building. These variations ensure BASIX remains¬† cost-effective and fair to everyone.

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Biodiversity is the variety of all living things on earth. Even in cities biodiversity is still an integral part of life. We may not see it but biodiversity helps keep our water drinkable, our air breathable, our soils fertile for growing food and our seas clean...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Since the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1990, cigarette butts have consistently been the most common item found by volunteers, with an estimated seven billion cigarette butts littered in Australia each year!..

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • The name 'global warming' refers to the warming of the Earth as a result of the enhanced greenhouse effect...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Grey water is wastewater from our showers, baths, spas, hand basins, laundry, washing machines, dishwashers and kitchen sinks...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • LItter Fact Sheet  (22 KB)

    Litter is a waste material and includes things such as cigarette buts, papers, chip and confectionary wrappers, fast food packaging, bottles caps, glass alcohol bottles, plastic straws and soft drink bottles...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Australia is the driest continent on the earth, but we are the greatest consumers of water per capita. The average annual rainfall in Australia is 469mm/yr, well below the global average of 746mm/yr...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
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