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  • Sustainable Building Materials (And Processes) 03/07/2020

    People and businesses alike are always looking for more ways they can be more sustainable – trading in old processes for greener ones. Building materials and construction processes are two categories that have excelled in recent years when it comes to sustainable alternatives. In today’s blog, our environmental consultants in Melbourne are going to go …

  • Let’s Talk About Biodiversity 18/06/2020

    Biodiversity is something that affects us all whether we realise it or not. Yet, as our society develops, we inadvertently destroy the biological links to our planet’s past. So, what exactly is biodiversity and why is it so important? What is biodiversity? Put simply, biodiversity is every single iteration of life on our planet – …

  • So, You’ve Purchased Some New Land. What Next? 29/05/2020

    When you buy new land that you’re planning to build on, there are certain procedures that you should look at exploring before proceeding with any development. One of the first thing’s you should do is commission an environmental site assessment (ESA). Why? Because it’s beneficial from both an economical and health standpoint. Today’s blog is …

  • 5 Ways To Ensure Your Plants Grow Healthier 08/05/2020

    Picking up gardening as a hobby is a fantastic way to spend your time during the quarantine – but it’s not as simple as just placing your plants into the hole you’ve dug and leaving them be. There are a few tricks that our environmental consultants in Melbourne think you should all know about when …

  • Earth Day 50 Years Of Earth Day: A Look At The Environmental Festival That Changed The World 23/04/2020

    Earth Day is upon us, and what an interesting way it’ll be celebrated this year with the current pandemic inhibiting so much of the world’s normal activities. With that in mind, our environmental consultants thought they’d explore the history of Earth Day and how the festival has evolved over the last 50 years. Year One: …

  • Environmental Impacts Of COVID-19 15/04/2020

    Whilst the current pandemic is sending countries into lockdown and forcing masses to work remotely – there are some positives that we can take out of this crisis. Our environmental consultants believe the indirect impact that COVID-19 is having on the environment is quite substantial. Let’s take a look at the specifics of this impact. Countries …

  • Maintaining Your Soil’s Health 01/04/2020

    Whether you’re someone who has always loved spending time in the backyard or have just recently picked it up due to the quarantine, your soil is a crucial part of the activities you do in it. If you’re looking to do any sort of planting, then good, healthy soil is an absolute must. Whilst there …

  • Working From Home (6 Ways To Make It More Sustainable) 20/03/2020

    The world has shifted drastically in such a short time and a lot of people have found that their work environment is now their home environment. Working from home can be easy for some and not so easy for others – but there are tricks to make it simpler and also more sustainable. As our …

  • Victoria’s Recycling Overhaul (Get To Know The New Scheme) 04/03/2020

    The Victorian Government recently announced an overhaul on the state’s approach to recycling. With recycling giant SKM being wound down last year, over half of Victoria’s recycling was left unprocessed and ended up in landfills. The ramifications are still being felt today with approximately 45 tonnes of recycling being dumped into landfills daily. That being …

  • Natural Weed Killers: The Ultimate Guide 20/02/2020

    As environmental consultants in Melbourne, we understand how difficult it can sometimes be to manage the weeds in your garden effectively without compromising your plants. Synthetic weed killers tend to be effective – and they’re not necessarily bad to use – but they do have their downsides – especially if you’re growing your own produce. If you …

  • Keeping Your Office Plants Alive 24/01/2020

    Our Melbourne-based environmental consultants understand that greenery is important in the workplace. We’ve spoken before about how crucial it is to have plants on your desk and around the office because they produce oxygen and promote a positive atmosphere. But we also know that it can be hard to maintain them. Sometimes you forget about …

  • How Your Business Can Make A Difference With Climate Change 16/01/2020

    The last few months have seen tragedy sweep the country. What started as terrible bushfires in NSW has quickly escalated to the point where some of our country’s most beloved creatures might be soon classed as endangered in some parts. There can be no denying that whilst Australia is a dry country in general, climate …

  • When Do I Need An Environmental Consultant in Melbourne? 12/12/2019

    There are several different reasons as to why you might need an environmental consultant in Melbourne. At Alpha Environmental, we specialise in environmental consultancy and can lend our professional knowledge and services to help you – whether you’ve just purchased property and need an environmental site assessment performed or need your garden soil tested. Regardless, …

  • 5 Steps For Growing Your Own Produce 06/12/2019

    Everyone is working towards mitigating their carbon footprint nowadays – and it’s easier to do it now than ever before. A popular practice for some is to grow produce in your backyard. Not only does this save you money when grocery shopping, but it also encourages a healthy diet and way of life – not to mention …

  • 4 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint 29/11/2019

    As environmental consultants in Melbourne, we’re constantly finding new ways in which people can reduce their carbon footprint and be better for the environment. There are a lot of different ways that people can do this – with methods ranging from small to larger, more extravagant things. Everyone already knows the five “r’s” – refuse, …