• Natural Gas: As Squeaky Clean as its Name?

    03/02/2015

    Natural gas has enjoyed a fortunate PR run in the green sphere with well-meaning advocates praising it as a ‘cleaner’ alternative to the common evils of the coal and mining industries. But as a range of environmental complications arise from fracking, the global warming potential of natural gas is also under scrutiny from environmentalists and […]

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  • Sustainable Business Highlight: Vatel Restaurant

    20/01/2015

    Vatel Restaurant is a sustainability award-winning business in Sydney, and in the past they have been involved in with our Sustainable Cities Awards. We’ve been saluting environmental initiatives in business through our awards programs’ long history, and it’s no coincidence that many finalists are businesses in the food and beverage industry. Environmental sustainability is on […]

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  • Why We Should All Be Excited About Sydney’s Light Rail

    14/01/2015

    Sydney’s light rail plan, which commenced construction last week, may be sparking concerns about traffic congestion and disruption to bus routes among some, but there is good reason for environmentalists (and everyone else!) to celebrate its appearance in our capital city. In a time where climate change, peak oil and traffic problems demand that we […]

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  • Five New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Live Simply – From Little Eco Footprints

    06/01/2015

    Little Eco Footprints is a blog about learning to live better with less, exploring sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle choices. Tricia at Little Eco Footprints has shared with us her inspiring blog of New Year’s Resolutions to live simply, in five easy steps! Now is the perfect time to consider changing habits. For those of you who haven’t […]

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  • This New Year’s Eve, Inspire a Clean Sydney

    22/12/2014

    Meet the garbos behind the clean-up. On New Year’s Eve our 4-million strong population, plus visitors who’ve come to see our spectacular NYE fireworks, are responsible for creating 58,000kg of rubbish in just one night. NYE ambassador Jack Thompson introduces the cleansing squad – these are the people who keep our city clean, and ensure […]

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  • The Better Bag Guide

    05/11/2014

    Ever wondered about the sustainability of reusable plastic bags vs paper, vs hemp bags? Here’s your indispensable guide to single and multiple use bag types, ranked in order of most to least sustainable.

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