• Feb. 8, 2016

    The A-Z guide to fewer recycling headaches

    Recycling is a no brainer, right? Well, kind of. It’s not always straightforward to know which thing goes in what bin (red garbage, or yellow and blue recycling), with trickier waste items causing confusion and making our heads hurt. Think takeaway coffee cups (ouch).

     Throwing stuff in ...

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  • Oct. 12, 2015

    Locals kicking the plastic habit

    Some addictions seem hard to break. Like PLASTIC. It’s all around us - in shopping bags, bottles, food packaging, furniture, nappies, containers, and appliances, even our clothing and disposable coffee cups.  

    Scarily, this 100-year old invention is increasingly playing havoc with nature. It’s a sobering fact that ...

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  • Oct. 7, 2015

    Going Green Education Award winner for 2015

    Keep Australia Beautiful's (KAB) Blue Star Sustainability Metro Awards was good news this year for Randwick Sustainability Hub, the community education component of Randwick Community Centre.

    The sustainability unit of Randwick City Council 2015 was awarded:

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  • Oct. 7, 2015

    Workshop introduces renovating the permaculture way

    Education for community resilience… 

    CITIES are unfinished places. With old buildings being demolished and new ones being built they are in a constant state of rebuilding. It can be the same with the homes in those cities. As generations replace each other in those homes they modify them ...

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  • Oct. 7, 2015

    Living Smart facilitator training

     A NEW BATCH of qualified Living Smart educators has graduated from a two and a half day course at Randwick Sustainability Hub, the educational component of Randwick Community Centre.

    Living Smart is a community course in resilient living devised by Murdoch University's Faculty of Behavioural Psychology, Fremantle ...

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  • Aug. 7, 2015

    Seven simple steps to save water in your home

    Think you’re all over your water use? Five years of auditing the water efficiency of local businesses tells me that you’re probably not! I’ve never been to a property that can’t save water and money. And all of these tips on how to save ...

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  • July 7, 2015

    Seven simple steps to show we care

    Who cares about the environment? A fair whack of the population does. Polls show it's upwards of 80%.  And it's not about being a greenie or tree hugger (not that there's anything wrong with that, and I know and love many!). 

    It's more about ...

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  • June 9, 2015

    When the bees come to town

    Honeybee and native bees find a new home at Randwick Community Centre... a multifunctional community centre in Sydney's coastal Eastern Suburbs…

    Stacking landuse: Community centre, village green, schools education, community education, active and passive recreation, remnant bushland, the Permaculture Interpretive Garden, renewable energy production… and now an ...

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  • June 9, 2015

    People swarm to attend bee workshop

    LIKE BEES around a hive, people swarm when a workshop in beekeeping is offered.

    That was the scene on a Wednesday in early winter when a total of 25 people gathered in Randwick Community Centre's new classroom on the village green to join Doug Purdie and native ...

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  • June 9, 2015

    New features opened on International Permaculture Day

    WAS IT or wasn't it? That was the question in my mind when I woke on the Sunday morning of International Permaculture Day.

    I lay there as consciousness reassembled itself, booting up from the automated systems of my subconscious into the random access memory of everyday awareness ...

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