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Katestone hosts AMOS Brisbane AGM

On March 25, Katestone proudly hosted the Annual General Meeting of the Brisbane Centre of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS). AMOS is an independent society supporting and fostering interest in meteorology, oceanography and related sciences. The society provides a forum for people with a common interest and publishes research. AMOS Brisbane Regional Centre…

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No, really. It was bigger when I was a kid

In 2003, I realised my dearest ambition – to take my Australian family to my Canadian home to live and share some favourite experiences with them. As a child, our roadtrip ‘out West’ from Ontario changed my life. Travelling by orange, 1974 Volkswagen camper, with the back labelled ‘The Great Pumpkin’ by Dad, we headed…

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Enthusiastic discussion at mining sustainable development seminar

Scott Losee presenting Mining Sustainability Seminar

Last Wednesday evening, March 13, we held our first industry seminar at Marie St with excellent participation by clients and mining industry representatives. Scott Losee delivered an engaging powerpoint, connecting mining and sustainable development. He canvassed the business case, highlighted public statements by mining companies and compared guideline and rating tool approaches. Our guests were quick to…

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Seminar: Mining Sustainable Development – what have we come to?

Photo of open cut coal mine

An influential sustainability group once said, ‘In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing materials drawn from the Earth’s crust’ (TNS) – thus pinpointing an inherent incongruity between mining and sustainability. The reactions of mining companies to sustainable development have ranged from embracing it (at least publicly) to seeding scepticism. Are head…

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Crash test dummies and Gore

human crash test dummies in motion

With the slightest reluctance, I have started reading Earth in the Balance by Al Gore, republished in 2006 after the original 1992 publication. My reluctance was only that it is hard enough to find the time to keep up to date, let alone reading overview books by non-scientists written over 20 years ago. But I’m enjoying it.…

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New year in infrastructure sustainability

The Australian Green Infrastructure Council last night resolved to update the name of the organisation and announce it in the new year. Adopted at its AGM in Sydney, the new name will drop ‘green’ and continue the organisation’s evolution after it named the rating tool ‘IS’ for Infrastructure Sustainability. Katestone’s Scott Losee attended and will…

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Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection opens Katestone office

Last Wednesday evening we officially opened our new office courtesy of our esteemed guest Hon Andrew Powell MP – Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection – at this year’s Katestone Client Christmas Drinks. 2012 has been a great year at Katestone. We have expanded operations to offer a new service stream; Sustainability, Climate Change and…

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Message from the Managing Director 2012

Moving into our new office (just around the corner from the old one) has provided the opportunity to think about where we are heading and how we want to conduct our business. Earlier in the year we undertook some market research and our clients, in response, gave extremely positive feedback. It’s really humbling to receive…

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Introducing Scott Losee

Scott Losee

We are very pleased to have Scott Losee join the Katestone team as our new Technical Director of Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy. Scott joined Katestone in 2012 to lead the development and delivery of consulting services in these emerging and dynamic fields. He has 22 years experience and held senior leadership roles in the private…

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