November 14, 2017

Sydney’s extreme weather forewarns of the need to cool our suburban streets Extreme weather temperatures in late October have left Sydney in anticipation of the sweltering summer to come. The day before Halloween, temperatures reached […]

The Inner West Says Stop Adani!

October 16, 2017

Inner West citizens gathered in Camperdown Rest Memorial Park, Newtown, on October 7, in protest of Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in the north of the Galilee Basin, Queensland. The $16 billion planned coal project has […]

Dockless bike services shaking it up in Sydney

September 20, 2017

A dockless bike service has popped up overnight on Sydney’s streets.  The yellow fleet belongs to Obike: a private, Singapore-based company currently active in both Melbourne and Singapore. The company follows hot on the heels […]

Plastic Free July

August 8, 2017

Scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. This shocking figure is one of many outlined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in a report on the new […]

Greening Sydney

May 30, 2017

Cooling our city with trees and flowers The veiled green walls of One Central Park are a stunning testament to the integration of nature with urban living. At 150 metres high, the vertical gardens, designed […]

Sustainability: Off the Grid

April 28, 2017

A Chippendale terrace shows it’s possible to be sustainable in the inner city Since 1996, Michael Mobbs’ energy and water bills have amounted to less than $300 per year. Most people pay about that much […]

Hemp as Food, Paper, and Cloth

March 3, 2017

The Environmental and Economic Potential of Hemp Hemp seeds are a complete protein and an excellent source of essential fatty acids. It is also one of the easiest vegetable oils for humans to digest. However, […]

Bees Bees Bees

February 17, 2017

Australia’s native stingless bee in the paradise of the urban garden. Bees are tiny, yet they play an enormous ecological role in the environment. They are, of course, pollinators of flowering plants, unwittingly transporting pollen […]

Year of the chook

February 5, 2017

Chickens are a great addition to any backyard. Chickens have vibrant personalities and if you decide to house them, they will not only reward you with friendship, but provide up to six eggs per week […]

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