Will Gladys Save Sydney's Koalas?

Total Environment Centre gave provisional support today for the NSW state government’s recently announced $20 million private land purchase program which is intended to preserve critical koala habitat.  

Ian Kiernan: heroic, determined, inspiring

The passing of Ian Kiernan is a great loss to the Australian community.

Game Of Throwns

The launch of a stunning new waste-awareness project, WASTE NOT Mash It Up! takes place in Sydney Olympic Park next week on Tuesday September 4th at the climax of the annual Youth Eco Summit.

Teen Trashionistas Make Waste a Winner

Two post-apocalyptic catwalk parades of trashion couture made a huge impact on hundreds of students from around Sydney, and impressed the judging panel drawn from across the environment campaigning and fashion sectors, at the WASTE NOT - Mash It Up!  Launch at Sydney Olympic Park during the annual Youth Eco Summit on September 4th. 

Council Offsets Koalas For Cash

Unmitigated bush clearing is being green-washed with a conservation “offset” on Campbelltown Council’s watch at the Council owned Noorumba Nature Reserve, said Total Environment Centre today. It represents a serious threat to the already endangered local koala population.

BEREJIKLIAN TREE PLAN NEEDS MORE WORK

While the NSW government’s 5 million tree plan for Sydney is a step in the right direction – it won’t achieve its 40% canopy target unless existing trees on private and public land are protected, Total Environment Centre said today.

PREMIER RESPONDS TO SYDNEY’S LIVEABILITY CRISIS - KEY TESTS

The NSW Premier has announced a new green spaces policy today including new funding, with future programs in the wings.  The policy is being interpreted as a response to Sydney’s “liveability” crisis by TEC and dozens of community groups that have been campaigning for a halt to the decimation of thousands of trees and many parks in recent years.

NO HOME FOR KOALAS?

There is no Sydney community less able to defend itself, or more in need of staying connected than Sydney’s Koala community right now, Total Environment Centre said today. Is there any space for Koalas in the Greater Sydney Commission’s new ‘Western City District Plan: Connecting Communities’ plan?

Greener Sydney Plan - is It Enough?

NICE MOVE TOWARDS GREENER SYDNEY – BUT IS IT ENOUGH? The Office of the NSW Government Architect today released its new Greener Places Draft Policy in a bid to address community concerns about significant losses of urban tree canopy and green spaces, by guaranteeing smarter planning, across Sydney.

COMMUNITY CYNICISM GREETS SUSTAINABLE SYDNEY PLAN

The government will have to work hard work to overcome community cynicism about its plan for Western Sydney bushland in the face of major urban development, is the key message from TEC’s forum Last Chance for Western Sydney Bushland,  attended by over 150 residents and Local Councillors on Nov 16.  

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