• Aug. 18, 2016

    Top 3 solar power myths debunked

    When the Beatles sang ‘here comes the sun, and it’s alright’, they weren’t wrong. Neither are the 1.5 million sun-powered households across Australia which are sourcing carbon-free energy and enjoying shrunken electricity bills as a result. It’s not surprising that the Sunshine State of ...

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  • July 6, 2016

    Kidz in a pickle

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    It was something different for the Eco Heroes Club at our June meet-up. Nothing in the garden this time, no reptiles, no making scarecrows, no making insect habitats. At this month’s meetup it was food and kitchen skills as ...

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  • July 4, 2016

    Food, fermentation and fun

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    THERE IS a woman talking fermentation. There's another talking pickling. Outside, there's a tour of the aquaponic system in the garden. In the other building a convocation of enthusiastic children make clay medallions. It's a busy scene ...

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  • July 4, 2016

    Building insect motels

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    IT's International Permaculture Day 2016 and outside the classroom on the green Emma Daniell takes children and adults through the process of making arty insect habitats for their gardens.

    Emma is a horticultural educator and garden designer who leads ...

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  • April 2, 2016

    Clear skies, good music, tasty food…

    Randwick's Earth Hour Picnic and Food Market 2016 was a tasty and musical success

    AS THE SUN SET over the long low horizon beyond Randwick the lights came on, the crowd gathered, the food stalls started frying and brewing and the wind turbine and solar panels at ...

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  • April 2, 2016

    What is all the buzz... about native bees?

    WHAT'S ALL THIS BUSINESS about bees? Why the interest in these small, buzzing insects?

    I'm still not sure I can answer that even after attending the launch of Tim Heard's new book on Australian native bees and the native bee workshop that came with it ...

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  • March 11, 2016

    The swell’s building for Bondi to go plastic-bag free

    Efforts are underway to rid Bondi of one of the most common sources of litter; the plastic bag. Last year, community leaders, local business and Waverley Council joined forces on a campaign called Blue Bondi Green to make Bondi plastic-bag free by December 2016. 

    Bondi being Bondi, there ...

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  • 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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