Living the Change/ARRCC event at GovInda Valley

Please join us and share your story for a Living The Change/ARRCC community event at GovInda Valley Retreat in Otford, near Helensburgh, South of Sydney. Date: Sunday 14th October, 10:30 am-2:00 pm. The Wollongong Mayor, Lord Mayor Bradbery, GovInda Valley Director, Andre Melis and other Faith Leaders will talk about…

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Help protect our parks – stand for an NPA position during 2019

NPA is presently facing many significant and unprecedented challenges to our natural areas – weakened land clearing laws, intensified logging of native forests, an underfunded and demoralised National Parks and Wildlife Service, damage to alpine areas by feral horses, theft and rorting of water in the Murray Darling. the list…

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Time2Choose picnic at Lee Evans

Sutherland Climate Action Network invites you to join us and Lock the Gate members for this pop-up picnic at noon on Friday, October 5 at the office of MP Lee Evans The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and…

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One year with partially-shaded solar

Last year I posted about our decision to install solar despite heavy shading on our roof during the winter months. It’s now over 12 months since the solar was installed and it’s time to report the results! Overall the system production has slightly exceeded my predictions. The system produced approximately…

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Some suppliers of environmentally-friendly products and packaging

Here are some examples of manufacturers who provide environmentally-friendly packaging and cleaning products. We’re sure you’ll find more. Nature Flex ‘Plastic’ bags made of plant fibre rather than petrochemicals, 100% compostable – available from Clearpack Australia PL, https://www.clearpack.com.au/product-category/packaging/natureflex-bags/ Environmentally-friendly food packaging, available from Vegware  http://www.vegware.com.au/ Greenpack: https://www.greenpack.com.au/ Environmentally-friendly cleaning products available from Envirocare, https://www.envirocareearth.com.au/collections/enviro-clean…

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Congratulations Loaf Sandwiches

Congratulations to the team at Loaf Sandwiches for being a finalist in in the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Sustainability Award, presented at the Local Business Awards on 22 August. We love the great initiatives LOAF is taking that contribute to environmental sustainability. LOAF sells reusable cups and was the first…

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Congratulations Arete Organics

Congratulations to the team at Arete Organics for being a finalist in in the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Sustainability Award, presented at the Local Business Awards on 22 August. Arete Organics is Australia’s first wholefood store and cafe to be completely non GMA and 100% organic. As well as making…

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Congratulations Honua Drink

Congratulations to the team at Honua for being a finalist in in the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Sustainability Award, presented at the Local Business Awards on 22 August. Honua provides stainless steel drinking bottles, as an alternative to single-use plastics that create litter and contribute to our landfill problems. As…

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Highly-commended – Sustainability Award: Cheeky Wipes Australia

Congratulations to Cheeky Wipes Australia, highly commended in the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Sustainability Award, presented at the Local Business Awards on 22 August. Cheeky Wipes is making a difference to the mounting waste issue by providing reusable cloth baby wipes as an alternative to single-use baby wipes that are…

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Winner – inaugural Sustainability Award: Mr Paisleys Cafe

Congratulations to Mr Paisleys Café, winner of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Sustainability Award in the Local Business Awards, presented last night. The Centre is delighted to reward you for your great environmentally-sustainable initiatives such as: using paper and steel straws rather than plastic straws using packaging made of corn (which…

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