Category Archive: Current Campaigns

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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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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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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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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