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  • 2016 Blue Stars Regional Weekend – Case Study Presentations

    11/11/2016

    Thank you for joining us in Orange! We have uploaded the presentations from Saturday morning’s case study sessions below.  CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL: WISE ON WASTE COWRA COUNCIL: COWRA HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2016 MARRAMBIDYA WETLANDS  PENNY DRAKE-BROCKMAN’S GARDEN NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL: BIG BELLY SOLAR BINS REHABILITATION AND REVEGETATION OF THE PARKES PAC WATERWAY MURRURUNDI LANDCARE: PAGES RIVER […]

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  • Winners are grinners: photos from the 2016 Blue Star Sustainability Awards Dinner

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  • All the winners of the Blue Star Sustainability Regional Awards

    05/11/2016

    The second annual Keep NSW Beautiful (KNSWB) Blue Star Sustainability (Regional) Awards were announced on Saturday 5 November 2016 over dinner in beautiful Orange, NSW. The dinner was hosted by regional ABC broadcaster Michael Croke, and it came in the middle of a weekend full of tours, case study presentations, and networking events hosted by […]

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  • Looking for a sustainable alternative to leather? We’ve got you covered

    27/10/2016

    Whether you avoid animal products or are concerned about the environmental, sustainable risks of tannery, or if you’re just ethically conscious and would prefer to upcycle or repurpose items – this list is for you! There are sustainable and safe alternatives to leather out there and they’re well worth looking into! Compostible leather Suzanne Lee […]

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  • NSW Government Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative extended and expanded

    14/10/2016

    More opportunities for communities to improve their local public spaces will be available under the extended initiative, into which a further $337 million will be dedicated over four years from 2017 – 2021. Waste Less, Recycle More, led by the NSW EPA, provides funding for business recycling, organics collections, market development, managing problem wastes, new waste […]

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  • We need to talk about wine corks

    06/10/2016

    This is a post about wine corks, but it is not a post about how to un-cork a bottle of champers! (If that’s what you’re looking for, head over here). We need to do better at recycling wine corks Instead, this a post about the cork itself. Wine corks are recyclable, and not enough of us […]

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