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?
Solar for Apartments - Things to know
22 March 2021
Australia now boasts the highest rate of household rooftop solar in the world. With the promise of cheaper electricity from solar panels, decreasing technology costs and climate change action top of mind amongst many, it’s not surprising that residents living in apartment blocks are keen to get some skin in the game. We unpack some of the key benefits of solar power for apartments, plus considerations and challenges. We also ‘shine’ a light on a couple of local buildings that have made solar happen.
Household problem waste: How to turn it into a resource
16 March 2021
Waverley Council’s Sustainable Waste Team shares solutions to the growing problem of ‘problem waste’ choking our cupboards, garages, attics, kerbside bins and eventually, landfill. Read on for tips on how you can help reduce and recycle it, and ways this waste is made into other useful products once it leaves your home or office.
Can we build resilience in our children through nature?
01 March 2021
Can we build resilience in our children through nature? Michelle Carrick, Council’s Manager of Children and Family Services, reckons we can. Marrying her passions for teaching kids and environmental education, Michelle has been delving into the long-lasting benefits that play-based learning and ecological experiences have on a growing person’s wellbeing and academic success. We talked to Michelle to find out more...