Latest Campaign News

New Sydney Development: Un-Democratic

Sydney is becoming an urban planning disaster - virtually no new open space will be created to ameliorate the building of over 30,000 new homes in one of the biggest housing development programs in Sydney's inner West  – resulting in "major implications for present and future generations" says TEC's director, Jeff Angel.

Rally For Leafy Canopy

TEC's SOS Green Spaces campaign is growing! The need to protect Woollahra's impressive urban tree canopy featured in a motion passed by the Council this week, reinforcing tomorrow's early morning rally outside local MP and Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton's office on New South Head Road.   

What The Finkel?

With Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, delivering a Review of Australia’s energy options today, let's get the facts straight about the link between climate change and energy bills, says TEC’s director Jeff Angel.  

Bag Free Beecroft

SHOCKED by the plastic waste she saw on isolated beaches during an overseas holiday, a Beecroft resident has inspired more than half the retailers in Beecroft to stop plastic bags destroying our planet. It starts in Beecroft this Friday at 11.30am!

Ocean Pod Activates

TEC's plastic pollution awareness Pod entertained and taught 130 students from years 1-6 last week with help from our energetic team of staff and volunteers. It was wonderful fun!

Tassie's Ten Cent Refund

TEC battled the big beverage corporations for over 15 years to get ten cent refunds introduced to NSW for discarded bottles and cans. Now Tasmania is coming on board!

Fight For Public Space

What will life in cities like Sydney be like if the sky is crowded with buildings rather than open sky and trees? TEC Director Jeff Angel calls for a major legislative revamp to protect the public's right to breathing space.

Please Don't Plasticise Penshurst Park

Plastic grass is being spruiked to councils all across Sydney, and enthusiastically embraced, with little thought for the health and safety hazards. The people who live in Penshurst don't want their naturally lovely and spacious park covered with plastic. Council is doing it anyway.

Councils Called To Account

Our councils work hard for us, but many Sydneysiders are questioning development proposals rushed through by councils with more focus on cash for trees than liveable spaces for people. Here’s a prime example.  

Sydney's "Panic" Development

Koalas will pay the price as taxpayers front $9 million dollars towards “panic development” designed to create new suburbs crammed with up to 40,000 new homes, across one of the Sydney’s last remaining heritage landscapes. 

Cash For Trees Robs Us All

Itching to do something about the land grab stripping NSW bare? Here we give you all the tips for letting the government know you want them to stop this improvident tree clearing! 

Cookie Cutter Killing Suburban Treescapes

Sydney's tree-lined suburbs are already being replaced by cookie cutter streetscapes - the removal of a cluster of casurinas in Avalon for a bed of small plants offering no shade for humans or birdlife is just one example. 

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