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Eco homes and communities

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

Brandy Hill Battery Project

Brian Tehan from Renew Australia and EcoNetwork describes the proposal for a battery energy storage system in Brandy Hill.   Read more

Renew – Hunter Region Branch

Renew is a member-based non-profit organisation providing expert, independent advice and sustainable solutions to households, government, and industry across Australia. The Hunter Region Branch invites you   Read more

Plastic lasts forever – is that such a bad thing?

Many people think plastic is the worst material ever invented, assuming it’s all single use. But not only are more plastics being recycled more than once, they can be repurposed and used over and over again.   Read more


CLEANaS is the Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds, a not-for-profit association formed in 2012 by a group of locals passionate about clean energy.   Read more

Gardens that can withstand holiday neglect!

Sometimes people say … ‘I can’t have a garden, it’s too much responsibility and I like to go away on holidays’. Little do they know, it is possible to have the best of both worlds!   Read more

Is yours a healthy home – how can you tell?

Nadine Samwell is an interior designer with a focus on the use of sustainable materials and she takes us through some simple ways we can improve the indoor air quality of our homes.   Read more

Sustainable House Day 2022

Sustainable House Day (SHD) 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.   Read more

Ask Bunnings to ditch bird-killing poisons

A petition calling on Bunnings to take certain rodenticides off their shelves saw over 23,000 people sign up. Your action today may save the life of that beautiful Tawny frogmouth or Powerful owl tonight.   Read more

Tracking the sun – Solar on the go

When EcoNetwork member Neil Ritchie retired, his first project was to build a portable sun tracking solar panel for his camper trailer. Find out how …   Read more

Caravanners on the move – managing wastewater

Responsible wastewater management is an important part of caravanning to protect public and environmental health. Peter Rogers outlines the nature of caravan wastewater and options for best practice disposal.   Read more