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Published: Saturday 15 August 2009

>> The Sydney Theatre Company is set to become environmentally sustainable under a federal government programme to "green" public buildings. The theatre's historic Finger Wharf building is being outfitted with solar panels and will also be fitted with a rainwater harvesting tank.

>> Rockskilde, one of Europe's largest rock music extravaganzas created an environmentally friendly campsite for this year's event, which began on July 9 in the Danish capital Copenhagen. "Campers were encouraged to recycle their garbage, and to hop on wired exercise bikes to generate electricity to recharge their mobile phones or iPods. Only low-energy LED lighting and recycled materials were used at the campsite," Esben Danielson, the spokesperson of the event, said.

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