• Oct. 3, 2019

    Speaking of Recycling Week

    News around recycling still sends shivers down the spine of every good environmentalist! But there’s no room for despair when it comes to saving Planet Earth and future generations. These days electronic waste, plastic bags and clothing and textiles are just some of the unwanted items that can ...

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  • Sept. 3, 2019

    Interest-free loans for solar and batteries

    Looking at getting solar or batteries for your home, but don't have the cash upfront to pay for it? Interest-free loans could be the option for you. The NSW Govt has a new scheme - Empowering Homes Program - to support the installation of up to 300,000 ...

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  • Sept. 3, 2019

    Why buy when you can borrow

    Keen to try surfing but don’t own a board? Need to drill a hole in a wall or trim a hedge but don’t own the necessary power tools?

    Imagine being able to borrow these items for tasks you only do now and then, rather than splash some cash ...

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  • Aug. 8, 2019

    Get Prepared App

    Through our support of the recently approved Resilient Sydney Strategy, our Councils are supporting residents to become more resilient to natural and other disasters that can affect local communities.

    The NSW Resilient Sydney program is a collaboration between all metropolitan Councils aimed at creating communities that are connected ...

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  • Aug. 7, 2019

    Electric vehicles – Five common myths debunked

    There’s plenty of hype about electric vehicles (EVs); understandably, since we’re on the brink of a motoring transformation in Australia with more models hitting our streets and EVs gain popularity.

    A recent survey indicates that more than 75% of locals would consider buying one. Drivers are wanting smarter, quieter ...

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  • Aug. 7, 2019

    Top gongs for Randwick at 2019 Local Government Awards Night

    Randwick City Council’s much-loved Eco-Living Expo was recognised at last week’s 2019 Local Government Awards night picking up the top gong in the RH Dougherty Innovation in Special Events category.

    The awards were presented by the Minister for Local Government Ms Shelley Hancock and the President of Local ...

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  • July 2, 2019

    Solar my School wins State award

    Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick City Councils’ Solar my School program has added another feather to its cap, this time taking out the Local Government Professionals NSW Excellence Award for Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.

    The Local Government Professionals awards highlight the exceptional achievements in local government across NSW and focus ...

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  • July 2, 2019

    CHANGE-MAKERS: Three women on a plastic-free mission

    What does a local mum, writer and high school student-come-plastics campaigner have in common? They are ordinary yet extraordinary women making it their mission to rid the world of single-use plastics.

    With Plastic Free July just around the corner, we talked to these female change-makers about their paths ...

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  • 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 ...

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