Monthly Archive: July 2015

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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Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

The term ‘electromagnetic radiation’ (EMR) is often used to refer to different types of electromagnetic signals. The first is high frequency radiation, radiofrequency radiation or wireless radiation that is commonly used in communications technology.  It is emitted by cordless phones, mobile phones, phone towers/antennas, TV, FM and AM broadcast antennas, WIFI networks, microwave ovens, televisions …

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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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Speaking 4 the Planet

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking and drama competition run in secondary schools to recognise and celebrate World Environment Day, a day which is endorsed and supported by the United Nations Environment Program. World Environment Day is 5 June, and each year, the UN designates a theme for attention and action. This …

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Take Action: for a Fair Deal or No Deal in the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. Details of negotiations are secret, but we know from leaked documents and limited public information that this agreement is not mainly about trade in goods. The agenda …

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University of Wollongong Scholarship

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre provides an annual scholarship for honours students of the University of Wollongong. The scholarship (currently valued at $2500) offers support to Honours students who are committed to environmental issues impacting the Sutherland Shire. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and reward to any student in the Environmental Engineering …

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Save Our Shire

Save Our Shire is a group of Sutherland Shire residents concerned about excessive rezoning proposals in Sutherland Shire Council’s new SSLEP 2015. It includes representatives from Precinct Residents Associations across the Shire and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. For more information see Save Our Shire Facebook page

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Sutherland-Cronulla Active Transport Link

Imagine a safe, direct off-road bike and walking path from Sutherland to Cronulla! It’s getting closer… but it needs your help. Please take a minute to tick the boxes on our neat submission form and let the government know what we really need. Then SHARE. Thanks. SSEC has been campaigning for a shared path between …

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Sutherland Climate Action Network

Sutherland Climate Action Network (Sutherland CAN, or SCAN) is a group of Sutherland Shire residents deeply concerned about the threat climate change poses to our world, and to the future faced by our children and grandchildren. We formed in 2007 to help raise awareness and promote action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our area …

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