Latest Campaign News

We Must Protect Sydney's Lungs

Sydney-siders traditionally protest loudly whenever their public green space is sold-off or alienated for development. Now a powerful network of community, planning and health organisations has called on the Premier of NSW to protect the lungs of our iconic city, led by Total Environment Centre.

Solar Batteries Boom

Wondering whether solar energy will work for your family or small business? One day soon you could be running an energy station from your home! TEC has prepared a guide on battery storage to help you navigate the high noon ahead.  We are also working to make sure the National Electricity Market won't stand in the way of battery storage.

Al Gore Delivers Hope

He may be Inconvenient, but perhaps the former US Vice President Al Gore could deliver a welcome pep talk to Malcom Turnbull before he heads home? In Australia to promote optimism as much as his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Mr Gore says the solar energy revolution is already changing the world for the better.

Lemon Scented Victory

A determined community has stayed the execution of cherished trees, because they are determined to stop the deforestation of their suburb - supported by our SOS Green Spaces campaign!

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.

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