Environment

Reducing carbon emissions and cost-of-living pressures

 

· Wednesday, March 8, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

 

Friends of the Earth Sydney’s Bill Busters campaign is pushing to have energy efficiency standards for tenants’ homes introduced by the state government.

Let’s map our cities differently

 

and · Saturday, March 4, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

 

South Sydney’s Poppy Burnett and Alex Grilanc collaborated on this work, which was selected as a finalist in a text-and-image competition hosted by the Overland literary journal, 2016

Local women in court for climate change protest

 

· Saturday, December 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Elisabeth Drake, Janet Kossy and Alana West, all of Newtown, South Sydney Herald subeditor Miriam Pepper of Redfern and dozens of others from across Australia faced charges of…

Vivid Memories 

 

· Friday, December 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Late last year the NSW Government announced its intention to demolish and redevelop Waterloo’s high-rise towers and surrounding public housing. This decision involves displacing over 4,500 elderly, disabled and low-income people who live there.

City of Sydney divests from fossil fuels

 

· Friday, December 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

The City of Sydney has more than $500 million under management. The new policy will divert these funds away from banks that invest in fossil fuels—giving preference to…

Injured inner-city chicks … call WIRES

 

· Monday, October 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

WIRES has over 2,500 volunteers who care for animals in 27 branches across the state. Its Rescue Office operates 365 days a year and had over 69,000 requests…

Back to the drawing board for Central to Eveleigh

 

· Thursday, July 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

On June 15, 2016 City of Sydney Council held a public meeting entitled “Packed In – Bad Planning vs Smart Growth: The Future of the Central to Eveleigh Precinct”.

Students find their place in the sun

 

· Wednesday, May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment 

 

The STUCCO co-operative is entirely self-managed and provides affordable shared housing to 40 students from the University of Sydney. The decision to switch to solar electricity is the…

New active recreational space needed

 

· Friday, April 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

In the slums of Rio de Janerio there were spaces to play created for children to kick or throw a ball around. Somewhere to meet and laugh, make friends and get fit. Sure, it may be a harsh concrete surface, caged in by a rusty fence on the top of a crumbling building, but it is a space to play – even in the favelas.

Conservation and community outreach

 

· Sunday, March 13, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

According to the Australian Museum Ichthyology Database there are 588 species of fish in Sydney Harbour. By comparison there are 540 species in the Mediterranean Sea and 276 in UK coastal waters to a depth of 200 metres. Sydneysiders have a responsibility to care for such rich and varied marine life. Marine ecologist Rebecca Morris has spent the best part of three years on research into biodiversity, with a focus on the seawalls at Blackwattle Bay.