Veg Out

July 7, 2016

Samantha Hayes explains why the Inner West is a great place to go meat-free. One month ago, after 19 years of eating meat daily, I began to think about the sustainability and ethics of what […]

Party Time

June 10, 2016

The environment is the fourth highest factor voters consider when staring at a ballot form. After the economy, health and education, the environment weighs in as significant enough an issue that it could change voting […]

Students take a stand for seabirds

May 26, 2016

Most seabirds have eaten or will eat plastic. This alarming research, from Chris Wilcox of the CSIRO, indicates seabirds are most likely to become extinct. Sharp plastics can puncture organs, some birds ingest bottle tops […]

Message in a bottle

May 13, 2016

Just in time for the election, the people’s Premier Mike Baird announced details of a NSW container deposit scheme (CDS) to tackle litter across the state and improve recycling. Back in February 2015, Baird had […]

Earth Families

April 29, 2016

Super nanny, Kassia Aksenov, shares a few life hacks for reducing your family’s environmental impact. Being sustainable has it challenges, and what is even more challenging is being sustainable after having children. I must confess […]

Personal waste reduction

April 14, 2016

As Australians we are some of the largest waste contributors in the world. It is estimated that each Australian family produces enough waste to fill a three bedroom house – gross! While waiting for better […]

Depression-era Wisdom

March 31, 2016

The survival strategies used by past residents of the Inner West during the Great Depression illustrate that reducing your environmental footprint actually stems from being ruthlessly tight with your dosh. Who knew? Your grandma. Stop […]

The Inner West’s Hipster Bandicoots

March 18, 2016

Levi Parsons unearths the Inner West’s newest underground subculture. It’s adorable. The Office of Environment and Heritage has partnered with the University of Sydney and Transport for NSW to establish an awareness program for some […]

Don’t be a drag, be a retro queen!

March 17, 2016

Fashion is synonymous with beauty, glamour and up to the minute style, however that doesn’t exactly tell the full story when it comes to the world of making clothes. Spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing requires […]

Reverse Garbage turns 40

February 18, 2016

Thinking sustainably is sometimes at odds with our human disposition. It is in our very nature to grow, create, expand and renew. Unfortunately for us, new isn’t always better. Over 21 million tonnes of rubbish […]

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