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Environment Centre NT GPO Box 2120, Darwin NT Phone: 08 8981 2532 Email: coolmob@ecnt.org 7 Above Capricorn Technologies have sent us their opinion which we print here. Turf management in California and the background conditions are very different to the NT. They mow lower, more frequently, use more fertiliser and water, fungicides and insecticides, with totally different semi temperate species. As well, there has been a supplement to the original comments by the US sources that mistakes were made in calculations. It is not as they make out. The carbon accumulation in most NT turf areas is noticed along any 'aged" median strip as seen by the height of the grass base above the concrete edges. And what value does one place on the issue of grass versus bare earth in social terms or even medical and health terms? Getting grass cover in many communities has a real health value, and the same could be assumed for many domestic areas. It is NOT as simple as claimed. COOLmob thanks Above Capricorn Technologies for their opinion to the continuing debate on the virtues of grass. If planting grass, COOLmob encourages the use of drought tolerant species which can survive with less water and only growing grass where it is really needed to reduce the amount of mowing required. How much paper do you use? Recognising the importance of printed communications, in late February, ABC Online's The Drum commissioned an opinion article from Bernard Cassell, President of the Australasian Paper Industry Association. Commissioned in 2009, the report outlines key facts about the sustainability of paper and print communications. http://papereveryday.com.au/docs/paper_part_of_every_day_report.pdf Highlights of the report include the following facts: Australia consumes around $21 billion of paper and printed material every year - that is about $980 per head more than 76,000 Australians rely on paper and print for their jobs and earn wages in excess of $3.8 billion every year Australian demand for printing and communication papers is increasing ahead of population growth Australia's printing industry is valued at almost $16 billion per year COOLmob Staff News

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