Our country is in the midst of a terrible drought. Sydney’s dams and catchments, responsible for bringing water to our taps, are currently at 69 per cent capacity. Farmers’ hardships are giving rise to city fundraisers and stirring up a collective concern for our people on the land.Read more
Interview with Sandra Marshall of the Happy Fish Project
Many of us have thrown a shrimp or two on the BBQ this summer, but have you ever wondered where it’s come from and if it’s been fished sustainably?
Local Second Nature Champion Sandra Marshall has and with her Happy Fish Project, she’s hoping to make it easy for you to source sustainable seafood locally. Meaning you can chow down without the guilt of your meal messing with the environment.Read more
Whether you’re catching waves this summer or getting royally barrelled by them, it’s safe to say that the surf at our beaches has not disappointed. Whilst out in the ‘big blue’ or along its shoreline, you may have crossed paths with Bondi local Tim Silverwood.
A keen surfer and co-founder of not-for-profit organisation TAKE 3, Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts, such as plastic pollution. His tireless efforts as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ have recently been recognised in ‘Blue’, an acclaimed documentary about the plight of our marine environment.
We caught up with him in the lead up to the free February screening at the Surf’s Up event in Bondi.Read more
As published in The Beast magazine - Oct 2016
Ever had the feeling money flows through your hands like water? If you haven’t fixed your leaks or installed water-saving appliances in your apartment, you may be literally pouring money down the drain. With three-quarters of our local population living in units, that’s a lot of wet dosh.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a block’s pool or large gardens that are the thirsty culprits. ‘Most people are surprised when they find that over 85 percent of all water used in an apartment building is used within individual apartments (not common facilities),’ says Andre Boerema of Sydney Water.
The good news is that it’s often easier to save water in apartments than houses, with significant consumption cuts for the whole building. A recent review of 30 apartment buildings in the City of Sydney showed the potential to reduce apartment buildings’ water use by 25 per cent.Read more