Welcome to Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), which runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member with GENICES recognition from the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).
Learn the benefits of environmental certification and how GECA helps individuals and organisations improve the sustainability of consumption.
GECA’s Product Database is a tool to help you choose goods and services that are better for the environment.
You can search thousands of sustainable products by either:
Selecting a product category followed by a product type (for example ‘building and interiors’ then ‘paints’ ) and/or selecting a supplier
Typing in keywords (for example ‘task chair’ )
If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Pinterest page where you will find thousands of GECA certified products complete with images.
The ISEAL Conference 2015: the who, what and how of sustainability labels
What can sustainability labels do to contribute to the wider global sustainability goals that we seek? How can standards have an influence beyond those certified under them? “A roadmap to change” was the theme for this year’s annual ISEAL Conference, held in Berlin from 20 - 22 May, and GECA’s Standards and Technical Manager, Shaila Divakarla, was there to join the discussion.
To be held in Brisbane 18 - 20 June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is focussed on protecting and promoting Queensland’s built environment by providing a unique showcase of sustainable products and solutions underpinned by education.
What should be in your sustainable procurement policy?
How can procurement professionals know exactly what constitutes sustainable or “green” procurement? Without a background in sustainable purchasing or a solid working knowledge of the surrounding issues, it can be challenging to know what sort of criteria to include in a policy document, or which products and services meet those criteria.
DesignBUILD 2015 drew to a close on the 30th of April after another successful year. The event, which was held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, drew over 7,000 attendees from the building and construction industries and showcased products from over 250 companies.
The annual Banksia Awards are back in full swing and are accepting entries for 2015. The most prestigious sustainability awards in Australia are now in their 26th year, recognising environmental excellence and sustainability across a range of categories and sectors. The Banksia Awards are run by the not-for-profit Banksia Foundation, which works with community and industry to promote positive contributions to the environment.
As the Green Building Council of Australia begins to streamline its systems for rating a range of different building projects, the previous ratings tools have now been relegated to ‘legacy’ status. This means new projects seeking a Green Star rating won’t be using the legacy tools, but existing projects that have already applied for certification or register before December 2015 can continue under the older tools.