About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We’re an independent, not-for-profit, non-government, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at greening the shire, environmental education, sustainable living and business and protecting against environmental threats. Sutherland Shire Environment Centre has been working with the community since 1991 and have achieved some very significant gains…

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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

SECOND ANNUAL PLASTIC FREE JULY CLEAN UP WITH SEA SHEPHERD 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…

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A big jump in National Park visitors

Visitors to Royal have doubled over the last 10 years, but NPWS has had its budget slashed over and over again. Our parks are suffering! Catch up with the latest from the Leader ecoNews https://ssec.org.au/econews/

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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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Is your business eco-savvy?

Do you sell sustainable products, use sustainable packaging or recycle your waste? Do you make choices that are good for the environment as well as good for your customers? Why not enter nominate your business for the Sustainability Award of the Local Business Awards for 2019? Sutherland Shire Environment Centre…

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