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Hundreds gather at Kirribilli House to demand climate action

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Hundreds of students, teachers and union members gathered outside Kirribilli House today as part of climate strikes protesting the global response to the climate emergency. The strike was organised in response to the extreme flooding that occurred in parts of NSW and Queensland and called for net-zero emissions and 100 per cent […]

Climate activists continue efforts as Adani prepares to ship first coal cargo seven years behind schedule

By EVA BAXTER The Adani coal mine is set on exporting its first coal before the year is over. Having already blown Adani’s schedule out by seven years, climate activists continue their efforts to stop Adani. Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC), a movement aiming to end fossil fuel extraction through community-led, non-violent action, has reported […]

Local Sydney sustainability advocate calls for greater action on climate change at COP26

By ASTON BROWN Local Sydney sustainability advocate and architect, HY William Chan has joined calls for global leaders to take greater action on climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, which is currently underway. Chan will be attending the COP26 ‘Young Leaders in Climate’ meeting this Thursday, representing Sydney locals in a discussion between young leaders […]

Inner West community want more government action on climate change, poll reveals

By EVA BAXTER In July this year, a campaign by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Together We Can conducted a poll of 15,000 Australians in all 151 federal electorates on their opinions on climate change. According to the poll, nationally, 67% of voters want the federal government to do more to combat climate change. Across […]

Student climate protesters take the fight online, some return to the streets

By ASTON BROWN School students and supporters took to zoom to demand the government take greater action on climate change. The event was held online due to COVID restrictions and was part of larger protest actions that took place across the country yesterday. It comes as the Prime Minister announced he will be attending upcoming […]

London plane trees to remain in city’s canopy despite health risks

By KATELYN MILLIGAN City of Sydney Council voted on Monday not to stop the planting of London plane trees. The city aims to increase overall green cover to 40% across the local area, including a minimum of 27% tree canopy by 2050 with its Greening Sydney Strategy. London plane trees make up around 11% of […]

The Inner West’s war on waste

By KATE RAFFERTY The Inner West is making moves towards a more ecologically sustainable community, with reuse, recycling and a circular economy at the heart of new Council and community initiatives. At government level, the Inner West Council has released their new “Zero Waste Strategy 2021-2036” draft document, which outlines ways to address and reduce […]

Net zero by 2030? Waverley Council investigates ambitious new goal

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to urgently tackle the devastating impacts of climate change, Waverley Council will investigate an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030.  Currently, Waverley Council aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But this may soon change with council voting unanimously to support a Mayoral Minute calling […]

Climate teens win class action against federal government

By ALLISON HORE In a world first decision, the Australian Federal Court has ruled that Environment Minister Sussan Ley has a duty of care not to cause harm to young people by exacerbating the effects of climate change.  The class action against Minister Ley was filed by eight high school students in September last year. […]

Students hit the streets in the first climate strike since the pandemic

By CHRISTINE CHEN On Friday afternoon, thousands of students converged on Town Hall in Sydney as part of the School Strike 4 Climate movement. Protests calling for urgent climate action and a sustainable COVID-19 recovery plan were held across the country, for the first time since September, 2019. Undeterred by the pouring rain, protesters held […]