Today Centennial Parklands celebrate an important green milestone as all 26 of our on-road and machinery fleet of vehicles are now run on an environmentally friendly and renewable fuel source – B20 Biodiesel. B20 is a soybean-based biodiesel blend that is 20 per cent soybean mixture and 80 per cent fossil diesel.
By reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and powering our vehicles with a renewable fuel source, we will not only improve our green footprint but reduce our carbon emissions by 20 per cent a year.
B20 produces less greenhouse gases than regular diesel and it enhances engine quality and performance of vehicles so it keeps our vehicle maintenance costs down. The money we save goes back into the maintenance and up-keep of the Parklands – where it is needed the most.
10 quirky things about soybeans:
- One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
- During the American Civil War, soybeans were used in place of coffee because real coffee was scarce.
- 98 percent of the soybean and livestock farms in America are family farms.
- U.S. farmers first grew soybeans as cattle feed.
- More soybeans are grown in the United States than anywhere else in the world.
- Soy ink is used to print newspapers and textbooks.
- Soybean is used in plastics, wood adhesives and textiles.
- Soybeans also find their way into candles, cleaning products and hair-care products.
- The soybean is the highest natural source of dietary fibre.
And….most importantly for today’s blog post …
- Soybean oil provides an environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines.
Are you a soy fan? Got any more fun soybean facts to share? Or tell us your favourite soybean product?
Nature play is not just outdoor play. It’s child-directed play that happens in a natural space, such as a park or garden. Whilst going to a playground can be fun, it doesn’t put them into contact with nature and offers a different set of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should get your kids outside during the school holidays!
We receive many questions about trees that are felled or removed despite ‘appearing healthy’ on the outside. But what many people do not know is that trees, like humans, are susceptible to a large and diverse range of health issues and structural defects. Eventually a tree may need to be removed once other tree management strategies become insufficient for public safety or sustaining the health of a tree.
Did you know that 23 March is National Eucalypt Day? Many of our visitors and wildlife enjoy the iconic eucalyptus trees in Centennial Parklands. Eucalypts make up almost 1,000 of the 15,000 trees planted in the Park with over 30 different species represented. Birds, possums and huntsman call these gums home with many more insects benefiting from […]
The holidays are a popular time to add a furry friend to the family but what happens when they won’t stop eating your shoes? Bring them along to one of our four brand new poochie programs to help introduce your bestie to the world of agility, obedience and fitness. Musical Dog Obedience This is an […]
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