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Helping Regreen Australia – One Tree at a Time

By Arbor Day Foundation
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The Australian bushfires of 2019 and 2020 were without precedent. The fires captured global attention as more than 11 million hectares burned, thousands of homes were destroyed, 33 people were killed, and an estimated 1 billion animals were lost, according to a BBC report.

Big Mac, Small Footprint

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Fast food and green living aren’t concepts that always sit comfortably together – but in Australia, one of the world’s biggest corporate names has created a landmark in sustainability.

McDonald’s last year joined hands with EnergyAustralia to build a restaurant in the Melbourne suburb of Melton South that is powered entirely by renewable energy.

EnergyAustralia installed 68 450W solar panels and an inverter on the restaurant in the space of just two months, and is purchasing green electricity to meet its annual demand for 42,500 kilowatt hours (kWh).

Shock Therapy

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Power bills are Australia’s second biggest source of financial stress after rent, surveys indicate. Households often find themselves confronted with unexpectedly high bills, complex calculations of charges and discounts, and difficulties in comparing different pricing plans. It is easy to understand their frustration.

With this in mind, EnergyAustralia launched the customer innovation platform, On by EnergyAustralia, in November 2019 to make household power plans clearer and to develop simpler and innovative services that save time, money and energy.

The Human Factor

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Luke Maisey is here to help. He spends his days listening to people’s problems, offering them sympathy and advice, and gently helping them to get through their tough times.

“It’s nice to be in a role and a business where I feel I can make a difference and help individuals through this tough time in our country’s history,” he says with a smile.

Luke is one of the 100 new frontline employees taken on in Victoria by EnergyAustralia to support customers amid COVID-19. 

McCain Foods Unveils Australia's Largest “Behind-the-Meter” Renewable Energy System

McCain’s Ballarat plant will reduce CO2 emissions by 27,100 tonnes per year.
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Sept. 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ McCain Foods Australia has announced it has commenced construction on a renewable energy system that will reduce emissions from its Ballarat food processing facility by more than 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The project, which will house Australia’s largest “behind-the-meter” renewable energy system, will subsidise McCain’s energy consumption in Ballarat by 39 per cent.

Goods for the Greater Good: Gildan's Partnership With Good360 to Support Those in Need

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Since 2018, Gildan and Good360 Australia have partnered to distribute clothing to people in need across the nation. Good360 Australia connects surplus goods of businesses with their network of over 2,000-member charities and eligible schools across the nation to help connect the right goods to the right people at the right time.

Renewable Energy Powers Low-Carbon Future for Communities

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To help communities in Hong Kong and Australia build a low-carbon future, businesses in the CLP Group are offering a growing range of clean energy options for customers. As highlighted in CLP’s Sustainability Report, customers have been responding positively.

Gildan Helps Australian Fund-raising Efforts for Bush Fire Charity Thanks to T-shirt Donation

Gildan donated 16,000 t-shirts to the #FireFightAustralia concert for national bushfire relief
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Over the last three months, bushfires in Australia have ravaged the country, destroying homes and millions of acres of land. Throughout the nation, people and businesses are coming together to support those impacted.

Carnival Cruise Line and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Celebrate the Inauguration of ‘Splashy Cove’ Aboard Carnival Splendor

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Today, Carnival Cruise Line together with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead celebrated the inauguration of ‘Splashy Cove’, a mini-waterpark onboard Carnival Splendor which is home to a colourful mural inspired by drawings created by patients.

Recognising Carnival’s ongoing partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Splashy Cove was officially opened by Carnival Splendor’s goddaughter and patient of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Matilda Jenkins in front of a crowd of staff, patients and their families.

Taking Action to Make a Global Impact

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Following the devastating wildfires in Australia and powerful earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week, we're taking action to make a global impact through our international partnerships as well as nonprofit organizations Afya Foundation and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Helping Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake it experienced just days before. The island has been experiencing hundreds of smaller quakes during the past few weeks.

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