Permabee – Video Archive

Learn how to do it…with the help of this community of gardeners? PermaBee   19 videos on all aspccts of regenerative agriculture The official playlist for workshops run through the PermaBee program at the Randwick Sustainability Hub. The PermaBee program provides the public with the opportunity to get involved in an active community of gardeners and food producers interested in regenerative … Read More

Deep Dive into Plastic Free Takeaway

Boomerang Alliance – Plastic Free Places The Boomerang Alliance, a peak community not-for-profit working on waste minimisation and recycling has produced a series of resources and informative web pages that explain the steps to achieving a plastic free takeaway service and cafe culture. Using Reusables for Takeaway during COVID-19 – Clare Sullivan, Plastic Free Byron Project Coordinator This is a … Read More

Biodegradable Plastics Explained

Biodegradable – Compostable – OXO-degradable plastics. Nearly every material will biodegrade, given enough time. But the length of the biodegradation process is highly dependent on environmental conditions including oxygen levels, humidity and temperature, and on the mechanical impacts – mixing, vibration. So just claiming that a plastic is “biodegradable” without stating conditons and time frame is totally misleading to consumers. … Read More

National Electricity Market Data

You can explore the current electricity market….in detail. An Open Platform for National Electricity Market Data The OpenNEM project aims to make the wealth of public National Electricity Market (NEM) data more accessible to a wider audience. We hope that improved access will facilitate better public understanding of the market, improve energy literacy and help facilitate a more informed national discussion on Australia’s energy transition in the long term … Read More

Stretch Jeans Compost Test

What exactly is in those comfortable stretch jeans…? Meg McGowan – a Permaculture Coach on the NSW Central Coast – found out by putting a pair of stretch jeans through her compost routine – household compost, hot compost, and a worm hotel. After a year – the result was quite shocking. These are reported as pure cotton with 3% elastane, … Read More

Do What You Can – One Week at a Time

Emily Paddon-Brown talks about a weekly action you can take to help save the planet! Emily is an actor and music theatre performer, a parent of a young family, and active in her neighbourhood. Early in 2020 she decided to combine her skills with her experience and make series of short weekly video chats about actions anyone could make, that … Read More

EAT-Lancet Commission on Food Report

Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet? The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brought together 37 world-leading scientists from across the globe to answer this question: Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? The answer is yes, but it will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food … Read More

Go Goals – Sustainable Planet Board Game

A United Nations board game for 8-10 years ( and older ) Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This is a full board game kit – the A3 game board page, a set of rules, templates for a dice and tokens, and 85 question cards covering the 17 goals. Designed for 8-10 years, but suitable for … Read More

Transport Energy Efficiency and CO2

How do we figure out our best actions…….. Transition Streets 5.1.1 Working out your transport footprint is complex. There is data on modes of transport defined in green house gas emissions, general pollution, and other health impacts. But we also need to consider the changes in these results when the number of passengers ( or the amount of freight ) … Read More

Water in Your Home

Where is the Water…….. Transition Streets 4.3 Sydney Water have made this chart to show where water is used and roughly how much. Appliance/source Litres (lt) used Shower Regular showerhead Water efficient showerhead 10 lt / minute 6-7 lt/ minute Bath Average bath 110 lt Toilet Single flush toilet Older dual flush toilet (1983s model) Modern dual flush toilet (2005 or … Read More