• Nov. 2, 2018

    Growing your own: Dirty secrets of edible plants

    Story by Nicola Saltman, 28 October 2018

    It’s that time of the year when the green thumbs (and wannabes) amongst us roll up sleeves, grab the trowel, sprinkle the compost and get planting. From balcony pots to garden plots, spring means sowing and growing!   

    We asked local ...

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  • Oct. 5, 2018

    Water for me, water for all - 10 top tips

    Story by Nicola Saltman, September 2018

    Our country is in the midst of a terrible drought. Sydney’s dams and catchments, responsible for bringing water to our taps, are currently at 69 per cent capacity. Farmers’ hardships are giving rise to city fundraisers and stirring up a collective ...

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  • Sept. 8, 2018

    Eco Living Fair is this year’s Eco Living Expo!

    Where else would you find Craig Reucassel from ABC’s War on Waste, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki from Triple J, The Rogue Ginger (waste warrior) from Melbourne, 6 different electric vehicles spanning current and new vehicles entering the Australian market, live bird and reptile shows for the children, craft ...

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  • Sept. 4, 2018

    Why getting your nature fix makes good sense

    Story by Nicoloa Saltman, 2018

    When was the last time you hung out in nature and felt bad? Like, um, NEVER?

    It’s near impossible to feel crap in the wilderness (unless you happen to get stuck up a cliff-face without a rope). Nature’s a place where ...

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  • Aug. 1, 2018

    Unpacking the bin liner issue

    Four top alternatives to the single use plastic bag

    It’s official, folks! Single use plastic bags are on the way out from your local supermarket. Coles and Woolworths, amongst others - in a progressive move to prevent these bags making their way into landfill, or worse, into our ...

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  • July 19, 2018

    Locals making plastic-free their business

    Story by Nicola Saltman, June 2018

    Kicking the plastic habit is not only giving our planet a break, it’s making good business sense. To celebrate Plastic Free July, meet the entrepreneurs and business folk who are innovating, designing and educating in our local patch to help create ...

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  • July 19, 2018

    Social permaculture event blends film, discussion and conviviality

    Story by Russ Grayson, July, 2018

    Social permaculture implements the second ethic of the permaculture design system: Care of people.

    COLD WINTER NIGHTS are no deterrent to people determined to see an interesting film and to catch-up with people they know. That explains why they started to trickle ...

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  • June 10, 2018

    New lighting provides nocturnal wayfinding at Randwick Sustainability Hub

    Story and photo by Russ Grayson, June 2018

    When the new wayfinding lighting was recently switched on at Randwick Sustainability Hub/Community Centre, it marked the near-completion of the third and final phase of the redevelopment of the Hub.

    That redevelopment saw the retrofitting of the community centre ...

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  • June 10, 2018

    Fundraiser for #time2choose in the City2Surf

    Lock the Gate are running for renewables, away from polluting coal mines and risky gas fields in the upcoming Sydney City2Surf race on Sunday 12 August 2018.

    They invite as many people to take part in the World's Largest Fun Run raising awareness, action and fundraising for ...

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  • May 3, 2018

    The alt.economy comes to Randwick

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, May 2018

    Barrett House, Randwick Council’s centre for community groups, was a hubbub of people this afternoon as the clothes and plant swap got underway.

    Organised by Sydney LETS (Local Exchange and Trading System, a community-based, cashless trading system) and auspiced ...

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