Australia's Waste Crisis

"China no longer wants to be the West’s dumping ground," says TEC's director, Jeff Angel, sending local councils and the recycling industry into crisis mode with its recent ban on imported waste. "But the good news is that industry and government are finally having meaningful conversations about the need to adopt a circular economy."

VALE TEC Founding Member

Jeff Angel pays tribute to one of TEC's founding members, Bob Walshe, who passed away last week. "Bob was absolutely dedicated to Australia's natural wonders, and a huge supporter of all our work for over 40 years..." 

Our democracy is under attack

The Turnbull Government has put forward three bills to Parliament that, if passed, would tie charities like us up in a fiendishly complex maze of administration and regulation, all of which would suffocate our movement’s ability to fight for change. Charities and non-for-profit are fighting back. Please support us by contacting your local MP and ask them to vote down the bills.  

Seriously, Greener Places

TEC has responded to the state government’s new “Greener Places” draft policy with a detailed 33 page submission which interrogates the potential to meet the significant public health and urban planning challenges facing the greater metropolitan area over the next 50 years.

Sydney Tree Canopy Protests Spread

The state government's lip service to "greener places" is being challenged by communities who value the bushland and parks that developers want to knock down and clear. From the inner West to the Hills district, from the North Shore to the Sutherland Shire, the protests are forging a force to be reckoned with.

Sydney Wants Answers

TEC's Community Forums have revealed that Sydney-siders want to know how the state government plans to protect Sydney's world famous native species and tree canopy for our children and grandchildren. The NSW Minister for Planning and Environment isn't giving consistent answers.

TEC Forums Being Effective

We are working with you to take the power back! Last night over 150 people attended the latest in our series of TEC Community Forums, which are designed to ensure Sydney siders have a say in the future of their suburbs.

TEC Community Forums

Work with us to save your local bushland, which will be affected by the state government's new tree clearing laws. Attend one of three FREE information forums across Sydney this month, and join our SOS Green Spaces campaign network (you can register for your area by clicking the links below).

Beyond Plastic Conference

A world first get-together aimed at business working with science, government and green groups on the emerging plastic contamination crisis afflicting our aquatic ecosystems - Don't miss Beyond Plastic Pollution conference, Darling Harbour 30 October - Nov 1.

Big Battery Boom

For anyone who’s into big batteries - bigger than that Tesla over your fireplace - it doesn't get more exciting than this! The final output from TEC’s ECA-funded Networks + batteries project reveals big battery projects taking off around Australia.

Position Vacant

Help us take Beyond Plastic Pollution: Pathways To A Cleaner Ocean to the world! Four weeks out till our three day conference, with a brilliant program, inspiring speakers, panels, and networking, we urgently need an events assistant to come on board. Our goal? To end plastic pollution in the ocean.

Forest In Danger

A developer wants to bulldoze over 28 hectares of Blue Gum and Ironbark forest in West Pennant Hills to build hundreds of new apartments and houses. Local residents have decided to fight!

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