Making Sustainability Second Nature
Second Nature is a community program to make sustainability second nature in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
We're lucky to live in a unique and beautiful corner of the world. As incredible as our home is, it needs our help to continue to thrive.
That’s why we're working with you to make sustainability more than just an occasional concern. We're keen to make caring for our place a normal part of our every day, in the way we work, live and play.
So, we're here to help with free resources, events, initiatives and info.
The more people who join our Second Nature community, the greater positive impact we will have for the good of our ‘hood.
Are you in?
Small birds need big love
28 March 2019
Years ago, the superb fairy wren was a common sight in our gardens. Now, only if we’re lucky, can you catch a glimpse of these little blue beauties in the shrubs along our coast. Sadly, this is the case for many native small birds.
Can street gardens help to reduce illegal kerbside dumping?
20 March 2019
Dumped rubbish on our streets is an ongoing issue for us in Bondi and surrounds. Aside from fining offenders, how else can we tackle this issue head-on? Read below for how Waverley Council has been working to address this in a few ways, by building community pride in our neighbourhoods and beautifying spaces. Waverley Council has partnered with Wayside Chapel to trial temporary street gardens to reduce illegal dumping near the Warners Avenue Op Shop. The verge site on Niblick Street and Warners was chosen after persistent dumping had been reported to Council by members of the public and documented by our waste enforcement staff.
Thinking about solar for your home? Five common questions answered
17 February 2019
Did you know, Australia has more solar-powered homes per capita than any other country in the world? Five thousand of those are in the Eastern Suburbs. Winning! Interest in solar is not surprising given technology prices are the lowest we’ve seen, our community’s increasing appetite to take climate action, and who doesn’t love lower energy bills?! Even with all these benefits, going solar can still be a tricky purchasing decision. Let’s tackle five common curly questions.