Wednesday, 18 December 2013



Season's Greetings



From all the team here at GreenBizCheck head office we would like to wish everyone a very joyous festive season and a safe and Happy New Year.

We have truly enjoyed working with you all throughout 2013 and look forward to helping more and more businesses go "Green' in 2014.



And The Winner Is...


Mountain Whispers - Luxury Accommodation in the Blue Mountains

We are happy to announce the winner of the GreenBizCheck Sticker Competition is Mountain Whispers Luxury Accommodation.

Lorraine Allanson, Owner of Mountain Whispers Luxury Accommodation, said "Being located in the UNESCO Word Heritage Greater Blue Mountains comes with a huge responsibility, one we at Mountain Whispers do not take lightly. We boast an outstanding expression of structural and ecological diversity of both flora and fauna, sandstone plateaus, gorges and escarpments. We are older than the Grand Canyon and have claim to fame with relict species such as the Wollemi pine. How can we not want to be a part of running a sustainable business for our children and children's' children. We have too much on offer and cannot afford to lose our national wonder, the Blue Mountains. Being GreenBizCheck certified amplifies to our guests and community, that we take our business seriously and we are committed - we are here to stay!"

Mountain Whispers placed their stickers in prominent locations around each of their four properties in the Blue Mountains, congratulations for a job well done.

We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to be apart of this competition. We have sent every entrant a runner up prize pack.


Christmas Specials From Rhasdala



Don't forget to take advantage of the free offer and the beautiful range of products brought to you by Rhasdala. GreenBizCheck has teamed up with Rhasdala this festive season and is giving away a gift of one free product to anyone who makes a purchase over the amount of $30 before the end of January 2014. You will need to use the special promotion code of GBC2013 at checkout.

Rhasdala makes nature based skincare and mineral makeup with a goal to create effective products that are gentle to the skin and the environment. Instead of common nasties like hydrocarbon based mineral oils or waxes, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes and talc, their products contain nourishing and natural butters, oils and waxes, pure mineral powders, oxides and natural pigments. Not only does this protect your skin and health, it means less toxic chemicals in the environment. They also use recyclable packaging wherever possible because they strongly believe that beauty should not harm, you or your environment.

To view their range visit their website at www.rhasdala.com.au.



Upcoming Eco Events




National Bird Day

Sunday 5th January - Nationwide

The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration. Today, nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species. Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills. Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.

Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity. The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public education and support for conservation. To get involved visit www.nationalbirdday.com.

Business Clean Up Day 2014

Tuesday 25th February

Registrations are now open for Clean Up Australia's 'Business Clean Up Day' for 2014. Becoming a Business Supporter of Clean Up Australia is a great way to contribute to your Social Corporate Responsibility. With your support we will be able to continue providing invaluable materials to communities across Australia to conduct their own Clean Up events. There are three levels of support, each with associated benefits. GreenBizCheck is a proud supporter of this annual event.

Clean Up Australia will also be holding their annual 'Clean Up Australia Day' on Sunday March 2. To put yourself into the picture register your site today by selecting a location which you think is in need of a Clean Up and register your own site. You can see their Site Supervisor Checklist for how to go about choosing, registering and organising your Clean Up.

To get involved with either of these Clean Up Australia events visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.


Featured Client: Rongda Group Australia Pty Ltd

Rongda Group Australia Pty Ltd, imports and retails a range of business equipment including Binding Machines, Paper Folding Machines, and Cardboard Recyclers, for sale around Australia.
The Rongda Cardboard Box Recycler produces packing filler by utilising scrap cardboard boxes, saving money on packaging materials and cardboard disposal whilst helping the environment.
"I feel our company has taken an important step in working together with Greenbizcheck. Being certified makes us feel if we have achieved something worthwhile for our business." says John Tieppo from RONGDA GROUP.

Visit Rongda Group Australia Pty Ltd's website

91% Say Companies Should Implement More Sustainability Practices

Only 35 percent of Americans believe companies are doing more today than 10 years ago to address climate change, according to research conducted by Research Data Insights for Hill Knowlton Strategies and Environmental Defense Fund. The survey found 91 percent of Americans believe it is important for companies to implement greater corporate sustainability practices.
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COLLEGIATE CORNER: Must we drink bottled water?

More than 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water, two and a half times the population of the United States. More than half of all Americans drink bottled water, yet almost every U.S. household has access to safe drinking water.
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Radioactive acid spill in Australian national park

A tank containing uranium ore and acid has burst, spilling a million litres of sludge into a mine inside the Kakadu National Park.
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In this issue:

Featured Client: Rongda Group Australia Pty Ltd

1. 91% Say Companies Should Implement More Sustainability Practices

2. COLLEGIATE CORNER: Must we drink bottled water?

3. Radioactive acid spill in Australian national park

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