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Lights out over Sydney for Earth Hour

By ALLISON HORE If you couldn’t get down to the harbour and watch it light up on New Year’s Eve why not get down to the harbour and watch the lights go out for Earth Hour? This Saturday the 27th of March, at 8:30pm local time, millions of people around the world will turn off […]

School solar panels “a no-brainer” say climate conscious parents

By ALLISON HORE Ahead of the deadline for public submissions for the next federal budget, a grassroots movement of Aussie parents is calling on the government to prioritise funding for solar panels on every school and early childhood education centre. The group, Australian Parents For Climate Action (AP4CA), say supporting their Solar Our Schools is […]

Sydney’s water security at risk?

By MERRILL WITT At the recent Independent Planning Commission’s hearings for the proposed expansion of the Dendrobium underground coal mine, Wollondilly Councillor Noel Lowry expressed disbelief that the Government was prioritising urban development over mining in coal-rich, semi-rural Wilton while at the same time allowing the expansion of coal mining under the Sydney Water Catchment.  […]

Trash talkers, toad attackers, Indigenous art destroyed: News Bites – 25 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Trash talk On Friday 20 September, an estimated 80,000 people – primarily youngsters – took over The Domain in Sydney for the global Strike for Climate rally, which culminated in a march to Hyde Park. City Hub witnessed a young man clutching a green shopping bag attempt to disrupt the […]

Return of Inner West democracy groups

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN   Inner West residents are being invited to participate in local politics by joining the Council’s democracy groups. The newly elected Council has re-established a democratic system of 14 advisory committees and working groups. Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne, said these groups are an important part of how Council engages with the […]

The General Assembly

The General Assembly, the long-term musical project of climate activist Matt Wicking, are set to perform in Sydney for the first time this year to launch their debut album, Vanishing Point. Ahead of the show the City Hub spoke with Matt about the record and his passion for social issues. As Matt explained, with this […]

Line in the sand for Adani

BY ANITA SENARATNA   On Saturday October 7, thousands of Australians will be donning red and black and forming human signs saying ‘STOP ADANI’ on beaches and parks across the country to protest the Indian mining conglomerate’s proposed coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. In Sydney, the local branch of the Stop Adani campaign have […]

In Hearts Wake

With the release of their latest album, Ark, Byron Bay band In Hearts Wake completed their trinity of albums celebrating the environment and its three major elements. Kicking off the trilogy was Earthwalker which celebrated the land, that record was then followed up by Skydancer celebrating the air and now we have Ark which is focused on […]

Stumping up for trees

BY ANNA COMINOS The landscape of NSW is about to undergo a radical shift if the Berejiklian Government has its way with NSW legislation changes, which will allow property developers to fast-track land clearing approvals. The current NSW government has a less than impressive environmental record. Many Sydneysiders still remember the reign of Premier Baird's […]

Green groups demand tax concessions

BY RYAN QUINN Over 400 environmentalists crowded the corner of Goulburn and Castlereagh streets on Tuesday November 17 to rally against an inquiry into taxing the donations made to environmental organisations. The gathering at Sydney Masonic Centre was in response to green groups being called in front of the Federal Government Inquiry into the Register […]