• 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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  • May 8, 2015

    Who wants a wasteland on our doorstep?

    Ok, so you're planning a move or just de-cluttering, upgrading your couch or updating the TV with the latest and greatest. Before you chuck anything in the bin (or on the sidewalk, for that matter), check out these easy ways to dispose of, reuse and recycle your ...

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  • May 8, 2015

    Wild at heart in the Eastern Suburbs

    Nothing quite beats hanging in nature to escape the busy and noisy mess of city life. Even while there may not be lush forests or rolling fields in our Sydney eastern suburbs, the little bit of wilderness we do have goes a long way to help locals unwind ...

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  • April 9, 2015

    Saving big bucks is easy in your strata block

    There’s a lot to love about apartment living - you don’t have to worry about mowing the lawn and if you’re lucky, you have access to a pool and garden.  Better yet, you may even have a beaut view. 

    The downside for owners can be the ...

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  • Jan. 21, 2015

    2014 Sustainable Schools Awards

    Wow! There are some amazing things happening at Eastern Suburbs schools and early learning centers! Judging the awards was very hard this year with some really cool projects in the running. From bug hotels to energy ninjas to fancy homes for frogs, the creativity and engagement was really ...

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  • Jan. 8, 2015

    Top Ten Ways to Create a Sustainable Home

    Check out some great tips to make every room in your house more sustainable.  

     

    Source: http://www.energyaustralia.com.au/8-ways-to-create-a-sustainable-home

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  • Dec. 23, 2014

    Will you pick up today?

    There's nothing like summer holidays to bring on some loving, but picking up is not always easy. And we often miss the mark when it comes to picking up (litter, that is) in the great outdoors. 

    Perhaps not the most romantic one-liner, but a staggering 95% of ...

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