• June 4, 2019

    World Environment Day 2019

    Good timing perhaps with World Environment Day occurring on Wednesday June 5 and the eastern suburbs buzzing with activities for the whole family. From solar workshops for residents to find out how they can put solar on their own roof, to speed-dating a sustainability expert and discover how ...

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  • May 1, 2019

    4 reasons behind backyard composting’s popularity

    International Compost Awareness Week — 5-11 May 2019

    Have your heard about the compost revolution happening in our backyards and on balconies? Over 24,000 of your neighbours (people living in the Eastern Suburbs) are recycling their food scraps at home.. 

    These local everyday heroes are kicking some serious ...

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  • May 1, 2019

    The Bower's Reuse Tool

    Looking for a new home and second life for your pre-loved items? 

    Check out The Bower Reuse Tool!

    This unique service allows you to locate reuse organisations in your area or dispose of items in the most sustainable way possible. You can also find places to repair your ...

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  • May 1, 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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  • May 1, 2019

    Early retirement for Fiona Campbell

    Fiona Campbell, Randwick Council’s Sustainability Education Officer for the past 15 years, is heading off on early retirement. 

    Fiona is well known and greatly appreciated by participants in the comprehensive sustainability education workshops, courses, events and school excursions that she has organised across Randwick and the eastern ...

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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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