• Oct. 9, 2014

    Ecoliving Fair 2014 - Photo Essay

    IN THE FIRST MONTH of Spring people converge on the Randwick Community Centre in Sydney's coastal Eastern Suburbs for the annual Ecoliving Fair, an initiative of Randwick City Council's sustainability unit. The temporary tent city occupies the village green and the Fair spills into the adjacent ...

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  • Oct. 9, 2014

    Poo, plastics and pesticides - what you need to know before your next swim

    We've heard it before - plastic and pollution can screw up our environment. But did you know thatin every square kilometre of ocean, there are more than 18,000 pieces of plastic? And that plastic bags plus discarded litter can kill sea turtles and other poor unsuspecting ...

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  • April 30, 2014

    Natural cleaning without the toxins

    Shout out if you love cleaning! I hear you (or rather, I don't hear you). Getting rid of dirt and grime isn't on the top of my list of favourite past times. Just ask my 6 year old, who's earnestly designed a supremo cleaning robot ...

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  • Sept. 22, 2014

    Skilling Up for Our Food Future

    Fair Food Week events: Sat 12 Oct + Sun 18 Oct

    Fair Food Week? Last year was the first, it was such a success in the Randwick area that is was decided to build on 2013's theme of Seeding Our Food Future with the next logical step of ...

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  • Sept. 22, 2014

    Transformation: from boring paving to community art

    Here's their recipe: Take one Ecoliving Fair, add one community artist, a bunch of kids and a big box of mosaic tiles. Mix together in a creative environment. Sprinkle in more than a little excitement. And what you get are pavers covered in tiles ready to finish ...

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  • 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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