• Sustainable Business Highlight: Vatel Restaurant


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • Plastic Bag-Free Towns in NSW


    We all know that taking your reusable shopping bags to the supermarket is a great way to reduce your personal consumption of plastic bags. Going a step further, lightweight plastic bags have been banned in the ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania in the last five years.  However, NSW has some of its own plastic-bag-free […]

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