Background 1997-2000

BACKGROUND 1997-2000


During 1997-2000 we brought the community together to discuss sustainable city principles and greenprints. The 2000 Green Games produced much useful information on urban sustainability. Our 1999 Greenprint for Sydney set the stage for the Sustainable Sydney debate.

Sustainability includes community involvement:

We need to look at the the full environmental footprint of buildings:

TEC chaired the community watchdog, Green Games Watch 2000 for the Sydney Olympics, the largest urban sustainability project yet seen. Reports:

ESD Targets for Development
Environmental Benchmarks for Development and Events
Sydney Olympic Green Building Legacy
Event Waste
Indoor Air Quality
Liquid waste and cleaner production

During 1997-98 we assisted the community, Hornsby Council and Landcom, the state land development agency, to resolve a controversial bushland subdivision, through the application of ESD principles. Key report: