• Sept. 9, 2014

    Why people are going crazy for compost

    From carrot stubs to coffee grounds, more people are turning their kitchen waste into useful soil instead of garbage. Dare I say it: it's a compost revolution! 

    In the Waverley Council area alone, close to 9,000 people are either composting at home, or as part of ...

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  • Sept. 9, 2014

    Sustainable House Day 2014 @ Barrett House

    Regardless of whether you buy or rent, moving into a property can be a daunting experience - finding a place for all you treasured possessions, the unfamiliar sounds in the night and often some strange design features you might have not noticed beforehand.  

    Having recently moved into a small ...

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  • July 11, 2014

    Have you ever been to Barrett House?

    Barrett House is a sustainable demonstration project that follows the permaculture design principles both inside and out - often showing two or three different approaches to retrofitting for sustainability to suit every size and shape of house and of course every budget - all to help you make your place ...

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  • July 11, 2014

    Don't get yourself into hot water

    There's nothing like a steaming hot shower on a cold winter's morning. Mmmm.

    It's so easy to take for granted. Until, of course, the hot water system (HWS) packs up, which could be tomorrow if your system is old or in disrepair. When was the ...

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  • June 12, 2014

    From Little Things Big Things Grow – Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces

    Gardens – the word alone conjures images of lush lawns, fragrant frangipani trees and pebbled paths fringed with native flowers (at least it does for me). Unfortunately these ideals may not be the most realistic for a balcony or small courtyard (my reality), but you can still create pockets ...

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  • June 12, 2014

    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to your recyclables after you put your household recycling bin out for collection? On 3rd June 2014, 10 Randwick residents joined Council’s Strategic Waste staff on a very special tour of the Chullora Resource Recovery Park where they got to see firsthand ...

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  • June 12, 2014

    Youth Leading the World Congress 2014

    It’s all happening on the environmental front this week and next in RandwickCity. A massive 75 students are gathering to find solutions to our Planet. It’s a mini UN Climate Change Summit, right here in our own backyard.

     Its ambitious, it’s risky, but we need ...

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  • April 30, 2014

    Earth Hour Starlight Picnic - Wrap Up

     

    This year’s Earth Hour was more than just about turning the lights off and promoting climate change solutions - it was also about showing our commitment to protecting one of the world’s most iconic places, the Great Barrier Reef.

     

    And judging by the estimated crowd of a ...

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  • April 23, 2014

    International Permaculture Day at the Hub — Sunday 4 May

    For this year's International Permaculture Day, the Randwick Sustainability Hub is the place to be.

    The retrofitted community centre, with its photovoltaic panel array, wind turbine, interior improvements for energy and water efficiency, a range of rainwater harvesting and storage examples and its PIG (Permaculture Interpretive Garden ...

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  • March 24, 2014

    5 ways to save bucks and the Planet

    Earth Hour is on our doorstep at the end of this month. So, time to stock up on candles and gather your loved ones for a picnic and some dancing in the dark in the name of Mother Nature.

    For those 'out-of-the-know', Earth Hour is not a deep ...

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