Catch up on past issues of Good Environmental News here:
(no January newsletter)
(no January newsletter)
In the media: Print
July 2016: Discovering Stone magazine, issue 28, page 41
September-October 2015: INCLEAN magazine, page 18 and 21
August 2015: Indesign magazine, Issue 62
May 2015: DQ Magazine, Issue 57, page 60
May 2015: InDesign magazine, Issue 61
March 2015: Tile Today Magazine, Volume 23, Issue 86 (March-May 2015)
October/November 2014: Flooring Magazine, Volume 32 No. 5
October 2014: The Executive Housekeeper, Vol 18 Number 3
October 2014: Education Today, Term 4 2014 Vol 14 (4)
In the media: Online
7 March 2017: Sourceable - Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment
9 February 2017: Sourceable - Does your building get a truly 'green' clean?
15 November 2016: Sourceable - How going green can help your bottom line
31 October 2016: The Fifth Estate - Ecolabels: the complexity behind the simplicity
14 September 2016: Sourceable - How ISO20400 helps combat disclosure fatigue
11 July 2016: Sourceable - Can concrete be environmentally-friendly?
1 June 2016: Sourceable - What makes an ecolabel good?
19 May 2016: The Fifth Estate - Here's looking for our first chief sustainable procurement officer
13 May 2016: Domain - Is your renovation making you sick? How to avoid a toxic property makeover
20 April 2016: The Fifth Estate - Why we need to support the Australian steel industry
11 April 2016: The Office Space - See green with sustainable eyes
11 April 2016: Govlink - Leading with legacy
10 March 2016: The Fifth Estate - Sustainable procurement and consumption growing in momentum
8 March 2016: Sourceable - China, compliance and co-opetition
28 January 2016: Sourceable - Why you should care about sustainable paper towels
25 January 2016: Apartment Therapy - Emma and Andrew's Environmentally-Friendly Sydney Apartment
5 January 2016: Sourceable - Reducing Risk in Your Supply Chain with Certification
4 January 2016: Sourceable - Frugal Innovation and the Future of Urban Construction
3 December 2015: Sourceable - Are take back schemes effective?
24 November 2015: The Fifth Estate - GECA moves to the next stage and it's broader and deeper
21 October 2015: Sourceable - EPDs and Ecolabels: what's the difference?
20 October 2015: Govlink - Live, work and play in sustainable healthier buildings with GECA
29 September 2015: The Fifth Estate - Kate Harris appointed new GECA CEO
15 September 2015: Sourceable - What's so bad about VOCs?
26 August 2015: Sourceable - The defit dilemma - what happens to furnishings and fittings?
5 August 2015: Indesign live - Increase your environmental performance with GECA certified products
10 July 2015: Sourceable Is buying Australian a guarantee of quality?
9 July 2015: Sourceable - What makes a successful Green Star rated building?
3 July 2015: The Fifth Estate - 7 trends in the very important area of standards
26 June 2015: Design Build - What's in your adhesives?
17 April 2015: Sourceable - How sustainable are tile and stone products?
13 April 2015: Sourceable - Green Star rating tools: the old and the new
26 March 2015: Design Build blog - 5 building products with an innovative green twist
20 March 2015: The Fifth Estate - Exciting times ahead for sustainable products and materials
23 February 2015: Sourceable - The sustainable carpet buying guide
19 February 2015: The Fifth Estate - GECA looks to expand beyond environmental labelling
30 January 2015: Design Build blog - Fire rated materials that are better for you and the environment
20 January 2015: Waste Management World - New GECA standards for recycled paper products in Australia
14 December 2014: FM - Why we should think green when we clean
10 December 2014: Sourceable - Sustainable, healthy foam - What are the options?
26 November 2014: Sourceable - Making sense of international certification schemes
24 November 2014: Design Build blog - The wide world of green building and certification schemes
20 November 2014: Architecture & Design - Celebrating our unsung heroes
13 November 2014: The Fifth Estate - GECA gains international certification accreditation
1 November 2014: Sourceable - Will natural refrigerants become the norm?
2 October 2014: Sourceable - Sustainable Adhesives: The Forgotten Building Material?
30 September 2014: The Fifth Estate - GECA on a growth path with appointment of Dr Shaila Divakarla
15 September 2014: Sourceable - Is chrome going out of fashion?
15 September 2014: Stationery News - Labelling review for paper and recycled products
13 August 2014: RockCote blog - How to choose healthier and environmentally-preferable paints
18 July 2014: Sourceable - Why Sustainable Furniture Matters
14 July 2014: Architecture and Design - GECA and Banksia Foundation create new award for product sustainability
27 June 2014: Sourceable - The tough side of soft furnishings
25 June 2014: The Fifth Estate - GECA releases new standard for textiles
24 June 2014: The Natural Artisan - How to choose healthier and environmentally-preferable paints
16 June 2014: Property Republic - Going Green: Materials
10 June 2014: The Switch Report - Meet CEO Of Good Environmental Choice Australia, Rupert Posner
4 June 2014: Sourceable - Sustainable goals driving demand for certification
8 May 2014: Otter - Clean your house and your conscience part 2: environment and health
7 May 2014: Industry Network eMagazine - What is GECA certification?
24 April 2014: Sourceable - How sustainable design can boost productivity
22 April 2014: The Interiors Addict - How to choose paint which is healthier for you and the environment
16 April 2014: My Green Australia - What makes paint environmentally-preferable?
11 April 2014: Sourceable - Eco lodge built with local and recycled materials
25 March 2014: Sourceable - Why we should be giving buildings a greener clean
19 March 2014: Infolink - Public Feedback to influence new standards for Good Environmental Choice Australia
12 March 2014: The Fifth Estate - GECA seeks feedback for new materials standards
07 January 2014: Bioemarket - Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - New Standard for Textiles and Leather.
30 January 2014: Otter - Choose safe cleaning products for your home.
30 January 2014: Special Chem - AkzoNobel Joins SEAFRONT, BASF and Sinopec Break Ground on INA Plant, RPM Buys Citadel Resto and Repair.
29 January 2014: Ragtrader - Raising the bar.
23 January 2014: Infolink - First GECA licensee audited by DLCS International.
23 January 2014: Ferret - GECA's new paints and coatings standards recognised by GBCA.
22 January 2014: Fibre2Fashion - GECA develops new environmental textiles & leather standard.
22 January 2014: Sourceable - Strong environmental self-identity improves green behaviour.
22 January 2014: Eco-Business - A better standard for textiles and leather: have your say.
21 January 2014: Textiles Update - GECA Welcomes Thoughts from Public for their Textile Standard.
21 January 2014: Infolink - GECA cleaning and paint products standards gain GBCA approval.
21 January 2014: Just-Style - AUSTRALIA: Draft textile standard up for discussion.
20 January 2014: The Fifth Estate - GECA cleaning and paint products now recognised by the GBCA.
20 January 2014: Ecotextile News - New Australian textile standard.
20 January 2014: Eco-Business - First GECA licensee audited by DLCS International.
20 January 2014: Eco-Business - GECA cleaning and paint products now recognised by the GBCA.
14 December 2013: Brisbane Times Business Day - Ratings tool crucial to lifting sustainability standards.
12 December 2013: Ideas Hoist - Gordon Renouf Founder of Otter.
11 December 2013: Sourceable - To The Floor With It: 2014 Green Flooring Trends.
4 December 2013: Shopperpedia - Australian consumers will pay more for ‘eco-friendly’ vegetables, study.
2 December 2013: Sourceable - Making Child’s Play of Green Schools.
15 November 2013: Recycled Interiors - Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards.
15 November 2013: Architecture & Design - DLCS International to audit GECA scheme.
15 November 2013: Eco-Business - DLCS International receives JAS-ANZ accreditation to audit GECA scheme.
15 November 2013: BPN - DLCS International to audit GECA scheme.
11 November 2013: Mum's lounge - Five Tips to 'Green-up' the Clean-up.
5 November 2013: Infolink - Hebel building material delivers superior environmental benefits.
25 October 2013: Climate Friendly - Survey shows sustainability is a high priority for business.
23 September 2013: Eco-Business - GECA teams up as event partner for Australian Sustainability Conference.
12 September 2013: KE-ZU Blog - GECA News Brings it All …
11 September 2013: Dynamic Business - Sustainability front and centre for business.
10 September 2013: INDESIGN LIVE - THE RISING SON – TAKU KUMAZAWA.
10 September 2013: Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Business Tourism News - Sustainability meet set for October.
25 June 2013: Cosmetics design-asia - Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns.
20 June 2013: The Urban Silouette - Better Beauty.
19 June 2013: Peppermint magazine - Green beauty made easy.
19 June 2013: ABC News - New labelling standard identifies eco-friendly toiletries and cosmetics.
19 June 2013: AFN Thought for food - GECA launches its ‘environmental standard’ certification for labelling of personal care products.
19 June 2013: Green Living 4 Live - New labelling standard identifies eco-friendly toiletries and cosmetics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
In the media: Books
In the media: Radio
Sunday 19 June 2016: Kate Harris chats to Sue Reece with Barometer, Radio Adelaide
Sunday 6 March 2016: Kate Harris chats with the 2SER team for their first episode of 'Think: Sustainability'
Sunday 20 July 2014: Rupert Posner chats to Sue Reece with Barometer, Radio Adelaide
Thursday 12 June and Friday 13 June 2014: Rupert Posner is interviewed by ABC Brisbane and ABC Newcastle
Monday 19 November 2012: Rupert Posner is interviewed by ABC Radio Newcastle and North QueenslandClose
In the media: TV
19 November 2012: Rupert Posner interviewed by ABC News 24
- Jardan Australia
- Regupol Australia
- Shaw Contract Group
- Environmental Fluid Systems
- ROCKCOTE: Taylor School
- ROCKCOTE: Lourdes Hill College
- Decor Systems Australia
- Zenith Interiors
'From Garage to Granny Flat with GECA' project series
- Introduction: How to build an eco-friendly granny flat on a budget
- Installing eco-friendly insulation
- Installing eco-friendly plasterboard
- Using no-VOC paint in the home
- Installing eco-friendly carpet
- Choosing eco-friendly furniture for the home
- The final result
Information for consumers and licensees
Consumer letter - write to the brands you love and ask them to get GECA certified.
GEN is the global peak body for Type-1 ecolabelling organizations based on the ISO 14024 standard. GEN promotes and represents world best practice in ecolabelling. Type-1 ecolabel standards address multiple environmental criteria across the life cycle of the product or service, they are transparent in their development process and employ independent, third-party verification. GEN also runs the GENICES peer review scheme to recognise ecolabels that meet best practice standards.
GECA has GENICES recognition, along with many other ecolabels around the world. GENICES status helps Australian suppliers whose products are imported and have already been certified overseas under another ecolabel recognised by GEN. For these products, the process of achieving certification under an existing GECA standard is now more streamlined and cost-effective, often with fewer site audits or the need to resubmit documentation.
For a quick and easy way to find out what GENICES means for you, check out our flowchart guide below.Close