Things we love – 303

April 28, 2017

We spotted this solely solar-powered van on the streets of Leichhardt, demonstrating the possibilities endowed by sunshine. Inner West resident, Ziga, created the self-sufficient car himself after running his home on solar for the past […]

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 […]

What’s On – 300

February 17, 2017

International Women’s Day Twilight Supper We have come a long way when it comes to women’s rights but we still have far to go. International Women’s Day acknowledges both these facts; it is many things […]

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 […]

What’s on – 298

January 20, 2017

Yabun Festival 2017 Want to join the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia? Of course you do. Held upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people, Yabun (meaning ‘music […]

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; […]

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