Category Archive: Our Campaigns

5 Things you should do before getting a battery

In April last year, we got 7.8kW of solar with a Solar Edge inverter, including consumption monitoring. In November, we got a 9.3kWh LG Chem battery. From this experience, we have learned a lot from the benefits of solar and independently, batteries, and think there is a lot you should do prior to making the …

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A new community energy campaign

Sunny Shire is a new community energy campaign in the Sutherland Shire. We want to help the Sutherland Shire community get the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency such as cost savings, self-reliance, resilience and lower impact on our environment. How will we do this? We hope to kick start many activities that enable …

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We can win this war on trees

…and you can help. Some of our Councillors are trying to pass a motion that will give open slather to tree removal across the Shire. They are saying that this is necessary because residents are unable to remove “dangerous” tree. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. Sutherland Shire already has policies in its DCP to easily …

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Calling all nature-loving filmmakers and photographers

Be part of co-creating an historic film We’re calling on up and coming filmmakers and photographers, who are passionate about about nature, and want to get involved in cocreating a community-driven film about the Royal National Park (RNP) and Royal Reserves. You will be involved in making a film that will form part of a …

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Sydney bus campaign urges consumers to go vegan

A provocative advert by the Vegan Society of NSW on metro bus routes throughout Sydney asks people to rethink their eating choices in the run up to Christmas ‘Why love one and eat the other?’ This is the question Sydneysiders are being asked to consider as they make preparations for their holiday season dinner and …

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Baird’s bad laws for nature

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation Act must strengthen protections for …

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Coal Reality

Coal and CSG mining are destroying precious wetlands and damaging our drinking water catchment, as Stuart Khan showed a full house at our Coal Reality meeting last night. They’re also *losing* money as the world shifts to renewable energy, as Tim Buckley explained. Yet our governments still subsidise these old polluting industries …while taking their …

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An Important Local Initiative: RNP Video

Many discussions within Sutherland Shire Environment Centre have led it to the conclusion that a worthwhile contribution to arousing public interest in global warming would be to produce a short but incisive VIDEO that would inspire public appreciation of nature and wild places. With a focus on Royal National Park, the video will be 8-10 …

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Recipients of SSEC Community Scholarship

2015 Alicia Cronly

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West Menai (Heathcote Ridge) development

In December 2012, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council announced their desire to rezone 865-hectare of land for new homes, employment and conservation in the West Menai area in the Sutherland Shire. The Land Council proposes to develop 2,700 new homes, 70 hectares of employment land and 514 hectares of conservation areas on a site it …

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