• 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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  • April 4, 2018

    Powering change at Brigidine

    Story by Solar my School project team, March 2018

    With the help of the Solar my School program, Brigidine College in Randwick has gone solar! The school has installed 208 solar panels to provide locally generated, green energy to power the school’s learning facilities.

    Every year the ...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Goodbye Green Gym

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, March 2018

    Celebration tinged with sadness was the vibe at the farewell lunch to say goodbye to The Green Gym team. It was a celebration of time together mixed with the sadness of an experience ending.

    Organised by Conservation Volunteers Australia, The ...

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  • Feb. 23, 2018

    Into the BLUE: Interview with Ocean Guardian Tim Silverwood

    Story by Leslie Mallson, February 2018

    Whether you’re catching waves this summer or getting royally barrelled by them, it’s safe to say that the surf at our beaches has not disappointed. Whilst out in the ‘big blue’ or along its shoreline, you may have crossed paths ...

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  • Jan. 23, 2018

    Fire ecology and cultural burning

    Story by Sue Stevens, December 2017

    It seems that each year now, whether due to a dry spring, wet winter, climate change or El Nino, we are warned that conditions are just right for an intense bushfire risk over the coming summer. With this in mind, land managers ...

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  • Dec. 19, 2017

    Randwick Mayor thanks PermaBees and the Green Gym team

    Story and photo by Russ Grayson, 17 December 2017

    SO MUCH gets done by volunteers in this country, and yesterday it was time to recognise the contribution they have made to the Permaculture Interpretive Garden at Randwick Community Centre.

    That’s why a total of 18 volunteers from ...

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  • Dec. 11, 2017

    Have we won the #WaronWasteAU?

    Story by Asha Kayla, November 201y

    Not yet, but there’s been a flurry of positive action since the ABC’s recent TV series hit our screens six months ago.  With over 3.7 million viewers, the three-part series shone a light on the stuff we consume and ...

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