Eco-savvy business – is that you?

Do you shop at eco-savvy businesses? Eco-savvy business is environmentally-sustainable business – business that operates in ways that, at best, benefit the environment and, at least, do minimal harm to it. Why do we need eco-savvy businesses? This planet is the only one we have! It’s not in anyone’s best…

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Beautiful Barks

SSEC member and local artist, Liz Donley, has generously donated her painting “Beautiful Barks”, to help raise funds for the Centre. The contemporary work (valued at $550) consists of a diptych acrylic painting on canvas set in a white timber deep-set frame. It was based on the eucalypts, scribbly gym…

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2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Inc. will be held at Uniting Church, Flora Street, Sutherland, on Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 7.30pm.(see map below).   The Sunny Shire group will give a short presentation about our very popular “bulk solar” campaign. This project has really taken…

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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…

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We can win this war on trees

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…

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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…

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Speechcraft course for environmentalists

Public speaking can be an important part of spreading our message of sustainability. As part of our 25th Birthday celebrations in 2016, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre have organised an Environmental Speechcraft Course to be run in February 2016 by Miranda Toastmasters. Speechcraft is a 4-8 session workshop designed to teach…

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Celebration of the Southern Cross

Saturday 17 October, 6pm At the Tradies Club, Gymea Two-course Dinner for 200 @ $30.00 per head Welcome by Jack Mundey, “Green Bans” Builders Labourers Union Main speaker: Jess Moore, Manager, Green Connect, in Illawarra. Jobs for young people and refugees. High profile, versus CSG (coal seam gas) Music and…

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