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 […]

Cooks River People

January 20, 2017

The wellbeing and preservation of the land has always been fundamental to Aboriginal cultures. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the traditional custodians of Australia and they created a complex system of land management, […]

Stucco goes solar

December 9, 2016

In a landmark event, Newtown’s student housing cooperative Stucco has completed the installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system expected to supply over 80% of its annual electricity demands. The project was partly funded […]

Sustainable Seafood

November 18, 2016

A tail of overfishing and the abundant Australian squid More than 1 billion people worldwide depend on fish as their primary source of protein. As a result, overfishing rates stand at an all time high; […]

The Compost Solution

November 4, 2016

Saving your scraps from landfill The average Australian household bin is half filled with compostable material. That means 50 per cent of household rubbish thrown into landfill is made up of organic food scraps, coffee […]

Round up, round up

October 28, 2016

Lucia Moon explains why chemicals are risky business. The annual Canada Bay Chemical CleanOut event is coming up on November 5. The service provides a way for inner west household members to dispose of their […]

Get Gardening

October 21, 2016

The Inner West is positively bursting with community gardens. You may have wandered through the local park and happened upon some well-maintained parsley. Then a bunch of fennel fronds caught your eye. After that, some […]

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