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Urban forest to grow for National Tree Day in Sydney

August 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Volunteers can help expand Sydney’s green, cool canopy for National Tree Day by planting over 2,000 native seedlings at Jubilee Park in Glebe today, Sunday 31 July.
This year is Planet Ark’s 21st National Tree Day …

Water recycling project makes award splash

June 24, 2016 – 2:00 am |

A Sydney Park project that cleans and reuses the equivalent of 340 Olympic-sized swimming pools of local stormwater runoff a year has been honoured with a 2016 Good Design Award.
The City of Sydney water re-use …

Sydney: Clean battery power on tap at student residence

January 27, 2016 – 10:21 am |

More climate friendly news from Sydney:
A Newtown housing cooperative will be the first in Australia to use a solar and battery storage system to produce energy for a multi-unit residence housing dozens of students.
The project …

Sydney’s canopy sprouts green, cool future

January 25, 2016 – 7:54 am |

I’m loving Sydney’s ongoing story of becoming a carbon neutral city.  I think New Zealand should be looking to Sydney for an example of a city who has made a commitment and is aligning all …

Climate friendly Sydney uses recycled printer toner in roads

May 21, 2015 – 1:53 pm |

Australia’s first carbon neutral city is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses old printer toner.
 
Australia’s first carbon neutral council is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses …

City of Sydney to lead global climate network

July 11, 2014 – 8:12 am |

The City of Sydney’s leading credentials on climate change action have been boosted by news that it will now head an international network of global cities looking at energy efficiency.
The City is a founding member …

Green living for a better way of life in Sydney

April 13, 2014 – 9:11 pm |

Lindsay Rowan’s bins overflowed every week until she started composting her household waste – now they’re half empty and she’s enjoying bumper harvests of fresh fruit and veggies.
Her waste problems were solved after she got …

Switched-on green offices create happier workers in Sydney

March 30, 2014 – 7:53 pm |

Businesses investing in green office spaces as part of a nation-wide energy efficiency program, CitySwitch, say the change they are putting in place are making their staff happier and more productive.
CitySwitch, which began in Sydney …

Green living goes back to its roots in Sydney

February 9, 2014 – 4:23 pm |

Sydneysiders can learn from the experts about how to create a green wall, grow their own food and set up a worm farm as part of the Green Villages sustainability hub at this year’s annual …

Roof gardens set to grow in Sydney thanks to new policy

December 9, 2013 – 4:06 pm |

Press Release: City of Sydney
Green thumbs across Sydney are being encouraged to reach for the sky under the City of Sydney’s new green roofs and walls policy.
The draft policy calls on residents and businesses to …

Dr Suzuki says walking is the best medicine

September 24, 2013 – 6:41 am |

Press release: City of Sydney
World leading environmentalist David Suzuki has called on Australian governments to make space for walking and cycling to combat sickness and reduce carbon emissions.
Speaking ahead of a visit to Australia, to …

Sydney 20% towards reducing carbon emissions by 70% this 2030

September 6, 2013 – 5:02 pm |

Upgrading the energy efficiency of eight most visited community buildings in Sydney will save enough electricity to power 56 homes for a year. These buildings include swimming pools, childcare centres and community centres and the …

One good green deed deserves another in Sydney

July 24, 2013 – 6:20 pm |

Sydney residents are being invited to “Show off” their repurposed furniture, favourite bike routes or delicious edible gardens in the City’s Good Hood social competition.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore invited Sydneysiders to share their favourite good …