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Some interesting articles about sustainable living from our members and colleagues.

Sustainable House Day Program of Events 2024

Sustainable House Day provides the opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes, and learn from the people who designed them, built them, and live in them. Sign up for the May webinars.   Read more

New community liaison with Port Stephens Council

New community liaison for the environment with Port Stephens Council Sue Olsson, Vice-President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. March 2024 Update We reported to our EcoNetwork community in EcoUpdate 18 (below on this …   Read more

NSW EPA Plastics Next Steps – have your say

NSW EPA Plastics Next Steps – have your say In 2022 NSW began to tackle problematic plastics by phasing out items like lightweight plastic bags, single use cutlery, plates and …   Read more

Caring for Country – with a cool burn

Read about this special Caring for Country event where we learned about the benefits of a culturally-informed cool burn – a low-intensity fire designed to improve land health, re-establish appropriate fire regimes, and reduce the risk and impact of wildfires.   Read more

Stop, Go, Think … Electric!

Are you experiencing energy bill shock? Renew provides some tips on what’s free, government rebates and the best websites to learn more about energy efficient homes.    Read more

Staying cool and healthy at home in an El Niño summer

Find out more about installing cost-effective retrofits, updating appliances, creating an efficient one-room Cool Retreat and simple adaptations to stay cool and survive heatwaves.   Read more

New community liaison with Port Stephens Council

New community liaison for the environment with Port Stephens Council Sue Olsson, Vice-President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. Our first meeting of the Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) on Wednesday 30 August 2023, …   Read more

Port Stephens Residents @HOME

Join ‘Port Stephens Residents @HOME’ with six weeks of Sustainability at Home workshops.   Read more

War on Waste Toolkit Launch

Have you been watching War on Waste? Renew member, Andrew Rupolo, was at the online launch of the WoW Toolkit by Good for the Hood and he gives us the lowdown.   Read more

What are you doing in July – Plastic Free July?

This month, millions of people around the world are taking steps to refuse single-use plastic. Last year, participants avoided 2.6 million tonnes of waste!

It doesn’t matter what choice you make, switching to reusable cups, avoiding plastic packaging – what’s your step?   Read more