• More than just a Tidy Town

    20/08/2013

    By Ryan Collins, Tidy Towns Assessor, Recycling Programs Coordinator, Planet Ark. Since 1981, rural communities have been proving their civic pride, community spirit and environmental commitment through participation in the awards-based program. Anyone who has travelled throughout NSW would have passed the proudly displayed  Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities awards. I recently travelled to Narrandera […]

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  • A visual reminder to smokers – Bin your Butts!

    20/08/2013

    By Janina Waldmann The City of Sydney recently created a visual reminder to smokers of the pollution that cigarette butts create. Hyde Park was recently home to a hollow Perspex sign, reading ‘Yuk’, which was filled with thousands of cigarette butts, a small fraction of the estimated 500,000 butts that end up in our gutters, […]

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  • Armidale Picks up Two National Tidy Town Awards

    08/07/2013

    After taking out the NSW overall Tidy Town Award for 2012, Armidale picked up two awards at the national Australian Tidy Towns Award, the ‘Community Action and Partnerships’ and ‘Resources Recovery and Waste Management’ awards. Armidale’s community partnerships were a large part of what caught the eye of the NSW Tidy Towns assessors back in […]

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  • Sustainability at Penrith City Council

    06/07/2013

    In 2012, Penrith City Council we’re awarded the 2012 Sustainable Cities Overall Council Winner for NSW. The Council’s ‘Sustainable Penrith – Working Towards a Sustainable City’ plan saw the council recycle over 22,000kL of water, reduce landfill by 5,500 tonnes and compost 32,000 tonnes of food and garden organic waste. In anticipation of our 2013 […]

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  • New National Recycling Program Launched at Marrickville Metro

    27/06/2013

    AMP Capital Shopping Centres launches national recycling program at Marrickville Metro On Tuesday, June 4, AMP Capital Shopping Centres launch their new national recycling program at Marrickville Metro. In new program will see new recycling bins and facilities installed which will more than divert 13 tonnes, the equivalent of 3,000 shopping trolleys per year, of bottles cans […]

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  • School Yard Harvest – Growing Children, Growing Food

    24/05/2013

    There’s nothing quite like eating food you’ve planted, grown and prepared yourself. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s a healthy option and great fun. Teachers around the country who teach at schools with gardens have found their students benefit from the experience in a number of ways. Not only do they learn […]

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