Category Archive: Our Campaigns

A bridge to safety

Human development, especially roads and freeways, can isolate wildlife and prevent them from moving from one area to another. This is especially detrimental in times of drought and bushfire. Sutherland Shire Environment Centre would like to invite you to join our campaign to ameliorate the effects of isolation of the Royal Reserves from the surrounding …

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Nature and Learning

Trees. In your yard and street. In your suburb and local parks. Trees matter! In this free 25 minute presentation for parents with children in school/pre-school, we look at the importance of getting out into the bush – good for children and adults. We sing the praises of trees, and we consider the social, educational, …

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What is “Bewildering”

Bewildering is making provision for wildness in our lives by planting appropriate vegetation, removing rubbish, obstacles and weeds, and creating and enhancing habitat wherever we can thus facilitating the process of allowing other species to live with us in our backyards, suburbs, cities, industrial areas and rural areas and creating healthy surrounds for people. Bewildering …

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Eco-savvy Business

Here’s an opportunity to promote your business, become a leader in your field and help the planet at the same time. Sound worthwhile? Why not enter your business – or a business you support – for the new environmental Sustainability Award. The award is being sponsored by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre as part of the …

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Sunny Shire LED Downlight Bulk Buy

Many shire households have lots of downlights. They look great, but use lots of energy. So, we have created a Bulk Buy for replacing Halogen downlights with quality LEDs. LED is a revolutionary technology, often seeing reduction of 80-90% electricity usage compared to previous lighting systems. And at its best, LEDs provide better quality light, …

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Hot Water Heat Pump Bulk Buy

It’s time to maximise your solar, or go renewable if you can’t get rooftop solar. Introducing Sunny Shire’s Hot Water Heat Pump Bulk Buy: Sanden Hot Water Heat Pump with 315L stainless steel tank Supply & Installation by Hot Water in a Hurry (Plumbing Company based in Illawong) $3,999 incl. GST 6 year warranty on …

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Solar Bulk Buy Case Studies – Stories of big savings!

This post will be updated as we hear new stories from those who got solar from the Sunny Shire bulk buys and are saving big. Please get in touch to share your story – info@sunnyshire.org.au Some people in the community are still skeptical whether solar works, whether it saves money and reduces energy bills and …

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Freeways to nowhere

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre always has and will continue to oppose the construction of a motorway through the Sutherland Shire. Such a development would not only be a waste of NSW taxpayer funds (we believe that good planning policies and public transport are a better response to increasing population), but would also cause the destruction …

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Bulk Buy 3 Registration, Prices and FAQ

This page contains details and frequently asked questions for Sunny Shire’s Rooftop Solar Bulk Buy 3, which started in early 2018. Our bulk buys 1 and 2 have seen over 45 households install solar during 2017/18, with a total capacity of over 520kW. These households are now enjoying significant reductions in their electricity bills and …

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Progress Post: Sunny Shire Community Solar Bulk Buy

This is a standing post that we will update as we go capturing the progress of our bulk buys. Bulk Buy 1 launched in Bundeena in May 2017, and resulted in 37 households getting solar installed adding to 203kW (around 650 solar panels). We were not ready for all the interest in BB1, particularly after …

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