• June 10, 2018

    New lighting provides nocturnal wayfinding at Randwick Sustainability Hub

    Story and photo by Russ Grayson, June 2018

    When the new wayfinding lighting was recently switched on at Randwick Sustainability Hub/Community Centre, it marked the near-completion of the third and final phase of the redevelopment of the Hub.

    That redevelopment saw the retrofitting of the community centre ...

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  • June 10, 2018

    Fundraiser for #time2choose in the City2Surf

    Lock the Gate are running for renewables, away from polluting coal mines and risky gas fields in the upcoming Sydney City2Surf race on Sunday 12 August 2018.

    They invite as many people to take part in the World's Largest Fun Run raising awareness, action and fundraising for ...

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  • May 3, 2018

    The alt.economy comes to Randwick

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, May 2018

    Barrett House, Randwick Council’s centre for community groups, was a hubbub of people this afternoon as the clothes and plant swap got underway.

    Organised by Sydney LETS (Local Exchange and Trading System, a community-based, cashless trading system) and auspiced ...

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  • May 3, 2018

    Finished at last: Randwick Sustainability Hub

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, April 2018

    NTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE DAY 2018 was the right day for Randwick mayor, Lindsay Shurey, and ABC Gardening Australia host, Costa Georgiardis, to open the final phase of the development of Randwick Sustainability Hub.

    With construction of the Meeting Place pergola completed ...

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  • May 3, 2018

    Like a little plastic with your fish?

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson on Randwick Council's Plastics — Switch Your Thinking event at Coogee Beach — 22 April 2018

    “With today’s fish menu we have a fine selection of local microplastic particles fresh from the sea”, said the waiter.

    “Hmmm… maybe I’ll skip those ...

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  • May 3, 2018

    Lessons for life: Bronte school leading the way

    Story by Vicky Bachelard, May 2018

    "Children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way”, sang Whitney Houston in one of her all-time favourite songs. And it certainly seems that learning good habits while young is far easier than un-learning bad habits when we ...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Making waves to cut pollution with Plastic Free Bronte

    Story by Nicola Saltman, 25 March 2018

    Let’s face it. Single use plastic and litter is screwing up our coastline, and the problem is not going away fast. Discarded straws, plastic bottles, and soft plastic wrapping turn our beaches into a junkyard and fatal food for wildlife ...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Facilitate with confidence — Les Robinson

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, March 2018

    Following on from the previous Saturday’s workshop with Les Robinson on how to use communications to get people to take action, last Saturday’s taught us how to facilitate small groups to come to decisions.

    Les is one of ...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Mastering communications for change — Les Robinson

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, March 2018

    How many of us would like to convince people to make a change for the better?

    Les Robinson would. Les is one of our most experienced trainers of people and organisations that want to effectively communicate and facilitate change. So ...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Participatory event maps Sydney’s sharing economy

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, March 2018

    The Sharing Map geolocates an alternative, underground but not hidden economy in which monetary exchange plays a minor part.

    Sharing food is a sure way to get people to share information, and there was plenty of both at The Sharing ...

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