• April 17, 2019

    Nielsen Park She-oak - Clinging to Survival

    In 1986 a new plant was discovered at Nielsen Park and was named the Nielsen Park she-oak (Allocasuarina portuensis). Its only known habitat in the world is in Vaucluse. It is a slender shrub, 3-5 metres high, and to the untrained eye it looks like a small wispy ...

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  • April 7, 2019

    Small birds need big love

    Story by Nicola Saltman — March 2019

    Years ago, the superb fairy wren was a common sight in our gardens. Now, only if we’re lucky, can you catch a glimpse of these little blue beauties in the shrubs along our coast. Sadly, this is the case for many ...

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  • April 7, 2019

    Can street gardens help to reduce illegal kerbside dumping?

    Story by Nicola Saltman — March 2019

    Dumped rubbish on our streets is an ongoing issue for us in Bondi and surrounds. Aside from fining offenders, how else can we tackle this issue head-on? 

    Read below for how Waverley Council has been working to address this in a few ...

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  • Feb. 7, 2019

    Shout-out: Bushcare volunteers needed in Waverley

    “I love learning about the native fauna and flora from some very knowledgeable people”. Lisa, Bushcare Volunteer

    Waverley Council's 2019 Bushcare volunteer program is in full swing. Join us and meet new people, give back to the community and help us take care of our beautiful environment ...

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  • Jan. 3, 2019

    What lies beneath? Interview with Marine Ecologist David Booth

    Story by Nicola Saltman, December 2018

    If you’re anything like us, being near, on and in the ocean brings pure happiness. For David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology at UTS, it’s been a life-long passion and professional research playground. Lucky man!

    We asked the eminent scientist ...

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  • Jan. 3, 2019

    Dumping is rubbish: It takes a village to remove a mattress

    Story by Nicola Saltman, November 2018

    Many of us move to (or never leave) this ‘hood because it’s pretty awesome. Friendly people, great food and world-famous beaches – what’s not to like? However if there was one complaint we all hear quite often, it would usually be ...

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  • 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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