The Bottom Lines – Blog

Relevant, practical, thoughtful articles about sustainability and the environmental sector.

4Pillars’ Dr Haid lectures at USC

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At the end of 2019, Gunnar was invited as guest lecturer at the School of Science and Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He delivered an eye-opening lecture titled ‘Contaminated Land Assessment is not an exact assessment’ which dealt with the ethical dilemmas in the environmental consulting industry.

Read more about Gunnar’s insights from his extensive career in contaminated land management (among other things!).

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2019 in review

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As we plan and prepare for the year ahead, we are also taking the opportunity to look back on our achievements in 2019.

It was an exceptional year of growth for the team at 4Pillars. It was a year of big changes, big projects and big wins for our clients.

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Meet the team – Rosie

Greetings earthlings! Thank you for taking an interest in getting to know me. Firstly, allow me to introduce myself in my grandmother’s traditional language, Kalaw Kawaw Ya. Nguzu Nel Rosemary Mawbu Tabuai. Buway, Ayth Kodal. Awgadh Koedal , Koedal. Zugub, Thonarr Thithuy. Gub, Sager. I guess I should explain what this means. So my name is Rosemary Tabuai, and my traditional name is Mawbu, a refined silky seaweed like plant, that grows beneath the surface of swamp water. Though this…

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Meet the team – Steph

Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to get to know me! My name is Stephanie Penales (but I prefer Steph) and I’m an intern at 4Pillars. I just joined 4Pillars last week, but even in this short time I have been offered so many opportunities to learn and challenge myself. Thankfully, from the start of work with 4Pillars, I have been surrounded by a really supportive, diverse, enthusiastic, and well-experienced team. I work with 4Pillars in Sydney, but…

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Meet the team – James S

Hey there. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I’m James Sonter and I’m an intern at 4Pillars! I joined 4Pillars in April this year and although my time here has only been short, I’m already loving it and slowly getting my head around the bountiful amounts to learn. The team at 4Pillars is diverse, everyone being equipped with different skills and expertise. The team is sharp, on the ball and professional, making it an honour to…

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Meet the team – Gunnar

When I saw the job for Senior Environmental Consultant advertised by 4Pillars, I immediately thought that this could be a near perfect fit. A few weeks later now, I am pleased that James must have thought along the same lines and I am thrilled to have joined the team. I cannot wait to collaborate and share our skills and experiences, in the varied branches of environmental practice. Towards the end of last century, I finished my studies in Petroleum Engineering…

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Why should we look after the environment?

Read time: 5 minutes.

As environmental consultants, we are often asked the seemingly simple question of “why?”.
In this article we examine a few key reasons why people and businesses should care for their environment, beyond just meeting their basic legal obligations.

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