Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July, a month that challenges us to rethink our reliance on plastic. The impact of plastic on the natural world and humanity is growing: A cartoon by industrial ecologist Roland Geyer shows what’s happened to the 8.3bn tons of plastic produced since...
Q&A with WWF’s Earth Hour coordinator

Q&A with WWF’s Earth Hour coordinator

We spoke to Jasmine Ledger from WWF Earth Hour to find out more about this global campaign.   What does your position at WWF Earth Hour involve? The Earth Hour team is a small but powerful engine; my teammates are incredibly hardworking and inspiring, but my...
How you can take on climate change

How you can take on climate change

Going off the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impact of global warming, speedy and bold changes are required by our four global systems- energy, land use, cities and industry. The good news is we can make a difference by...
Let’s talk climate change

Let’s talk climate change

Earth to Inner Westies.  I’m not sure if you noticed, but it is getting hot out there. Extreme weather events and evidence of climate change is becoming more prevalent.  There is “scientific consensus that climate change is happening at an...
Community Leaders in Sustainability

Community Leaders in Sustainability

Making a sustainable difference in their community In September of this year, a group of twenty passionate individuals from the Inner West Community began the Community Leaders in Sustainability Course.  They entered the learning space at Petersham Inner Council...
The Resourceful Bower

The Resourceful Bower

By Stella Robison The Bower bird is a resourceful bird.  In urban environments some Bower birds fascinated with the colour blue, have been known to source man-made objects like blue pegs and blue milk bottle rings to use in their nest building. So it would only...
Recycling right, recycling now

Recycling right, recycling now

By Stella Robison Most Australians have good recycling intentions. Ninety percent of us believe recycling is the right thing to do. Even with our thirty years of kerbside recycling experience, a recent Sydney Morning Herald report uncovered that “the most common...
How energy smart are we?

How energy smart are we?

Sun, sun, sun…here it comes! By Stella Robison And we’re not just talking about summer that’s around the corner, but solar energy. It truly is a hot topic! Renewable energy like solar power as well as using energy wisely can help alleviate climate change....