About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks.  We promote sustainability, support environmental education, and welcome community involvement to help us address environmental issues that affect the Shire and its bioregions….

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Is it time to get a home solar battery?

We get asked this a lot, and have written a few posts on the topic (see here) It’s a tricky question. Rooftop solar pays itself back through straight bill savings from 3-7 years. Whereas batteries are a little more complicated. There are multiple benefits for having a battery, some economic…

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Second Annual Plastic Free July Clean up with Sea Shepherd 2019

  Plastic Free Sutherland Shire which is the first focus initiative of SO Shire (Sustainable Organisations of the Sutherland Shire) in partnership with Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign (Sydney branch) held their second collaborative annual Plastic Free July clean up at Kurnell on Sunday. They were supported by over 70…

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Healthier oceans start here

Go SO Shire! Sarah-Jo and Brett Lobwein are doing a great job cleaning beaches, raising awareness of single-use plastic and helping people imagine a world without it. Catch up with the latest from the Leader ecoNews https://ssec.org.au/econews/

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Solar for Strata

http://sunnyshire.org.au/solar-for-strata/ We get many inquiries for solar from families or businesses who are in Strata’s. Here is our guide: We see 3 options for getting solar if you are in a strata: Get solar for yourself. Help all tenants/owners get their own solar together Get a shared solar system Option…

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Clean up Australia Day Towra Point – 3rd of March 2019

On the special 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day, on the 3rd of March 2019, SO SHIRE volunteers cleaned up a special wetland site of Sutherland Shire. Co-founder of SO SHIRE Sarah-Jo Lobwein shares in a video the summary details of our Clean Up Australia Day efforts at Towra…

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Sunny Schools

Sunny Shire is preparing for a new campaign to get rooftop solar on all our Schools in the Sutherland Shire Opportunity Sutherland Shire has over 70 schools, with a mix of public and private, high and primary and special schools. We think all these schools should be solar powered to…

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Bundeena Energy Project

Sunny Shire is working with the Bundeena and Mainbar community to investigate the possibility of an energy project utilising solar and batteries to reduce costs and improve energy reliability. A Bundeena-Maianbar solar group has been established for 3 years. Additionally, Sunny Shire has many solar installations in Bundeena as part…

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