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?
Compost Revolution turns 10: From little things big things grow!
30 September 2020
It’s party time - for all local and Aussie home composters and worm farm-ers! This month we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the now-national Compost Revolution program. From humble beginnings as a pilot in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to help reduce food waste with community composting stations and face to face workshops, the program can now lay claim to turning over 60,000 households’ food waste into free fertiliser for gardens across Australia every week. HIP HIP HOORAY to that!
Green Power: Common questions answered
31 August 2020
Did you know that over one-third of carbon emissions in Australia comes from the power we use? One of the main reasons is that around 75% of our electricity in Australia comes from coal (a fossil fuel) with only around 20 percent from zero-emissions renewable energy like solar power and wind. The GOOD NEWS is that anyone can choose to buy renewable energy and support a more carbon-friendly power industry without actually needing a roof for solar panels or a farm for wind turbines. It’s as easy as calling your electricity provider and choosing a GreenPower product.
Bringing back our underwater forests: Q&A with Adriana Vergés
29 July 2020
Associate Professor and marine ecologist Adriana Vergés is no stranger to bringing the invisible into the light; having dedicated her career to investigating the ecological impacts of climate change on our oceans and developing restoration solutions to rewild our coastlines. She was awarded a Green Globe Award in 2017 for her ‘Operation Crayweed’ work restoring Sydney’s underwater forests, and she received the inaugural UNSW Emerging Thought Leader Prize in 2019. In this interview, Adriana shares why we should care about crayweed, the inspiring new local Clovelly school project, and her passions for communicating science through art.