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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 […]

The fallacy of sustainable growth

Opinion by PETER HEHIR In the slums of the England that Dickens wrote so vividly about, the working poor saw 3 or four families squeezed into one dwelling with a dozen or more sleeping in one room. Irish immigrants were welcomed as a source of cheap labour and in the eyes of many English, they […]

Shopping Sustainably

By Madison Behringer This Autumn, Finders Keepers market will be taking over The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve over the first weekend in May. For those who have never experienced Finders Keepers before, imagine your local farmer’s market but on steroids. Lots of steroids. Add in a huge line-up of live music, food and live entertainment, […]

Beekeeping: the latest buzz

Bondi is abuzz with interest in sustainable workshops, with a new native beekeeping workshop for eastern suburbs residents filling up in record time. The classes are run at Barrett House, a sustainable demonstration venue, co-ordinated by Randwick City, Woollahra and Waverley councils. The councils have joined forces to form the tri-council Ecological Footprint Program, which […]