Big Election Moves on Recycling

The NSW ALP waste and recycling policy released today is a substantial set of commitments that will make a big difference to our recycling crisis and reduce plastic pollution, environment groups said today.  

Who is Eating our Greens?

From the Strathfield Golf Club to the Waverly Bowling Club and right across Sydney our greens are being eaten up!  These sporting greens may no longer be viable, but they can still be made available and improved as green spaces for Sydney residents, Total Environment Centre said today, noting overdevelopment is a potent state election issue.  

Parks and Trees Hit the NSW Election Trail

The growing focus on urban parks and trees, so essential to Sydney’s liveability - with announcements by both political parties, was welcomed by Total Environment Centre, today.  The urban park and tree massacre must stop, TEC said.

Trees Versus Cycleway?

Fearing a fresh assault on the Eastern Suburbs' tree canopy, over 100 residents of Bundock, Sturt, Avoca Streets and other nearby areas in Randwick were moved to gather last weekend despite a heat wave and desiccating wind.

Cashing In Sydney's Koalas

As Sydney's koala crisis deepens, and Labor and the Greens step up with electable solutions, TEC has been working with the Campbelltown community on a vision for the area that preserves this unique population, even as development escalates. Here is our update.

Teenagers For A Waste Free World

Game Of Throwns is a winner! Two teams of Sydney teenagers activated their passion for the planet with a catwalk featuring spectacular waste- to- trashion at the annual Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park on September 4th 2018. Stay tuned in 2019 for the next round of WASTE NOT Mash It Up! - a competition inspiring high school students to turn garbage into gold.

Council Win For Koalas

Saving Sydney's Koalas! A small local council has convinced a big developer about to impact the character and landscape of Western Sydney to incorporate koala protection in all future developments. Congratulations Wollondilly Council!

Water Politics Taps Out

TEC has objected to the economic rationalisation of Sydney Water at a time of global water stress on big cities and extreme drought across NSW. Long term sustainability must be the key goal of our water management utility, says Jeff Angel.

More Community Driven Wins

Communities across NSW are deploying solidarity, effective campaigning and due process to push back against developments that will negatively impact the health and wellness of their residents - and they are winning!

Traffic Versus Wildlife

The NSW Department of Planning is in hot water over koala corridors as massive development proposals in Western Sydney are rushed through. Locals and wildlife carers want escape routes for native fauna prioritised - including for humans! 

Plastic Politics Follies

A consumer driven revolt against excessive packaging has convinced the big supermarkets to ban the bag. With environment ministers due to meet in the next few months, TEC says the bag ban is not enough! 

Koalas In Court

A small community group spent several days in court last week in an attempt to derail a development proposal which will destroy one of Sydney's most historic and biodiverse areas of bushland. Saul Deane, TEC's Urban Sustainability Coordinator and Koala Campaigner was there.

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