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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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…

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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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161st Commemoration of Eureka Stockade

Friday 13 November, 6pm at the Bowlers Club, 99 York Street, Sydney Chinese Banquet for 140 @ $50 per head Welcome by Jack Mundey, President, Commemoration Committee Distinguished speaker: Dr Pat Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and a Research Associate at the University of Sydney…

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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,…

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