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25 posts in Sustainable living

What Christmas left behind: a guide to what you can and can’t recycle

From shiny wrapping paper to old Christmas trees, the City of Sydney’s waste and recycling expert shares her tips on tidying up after the festive season.

How I started this thing: Australia’s first community-controlled solar power for apartments

Setting up solar power in apartment blocks is no easy feat. Bjorn Sturmberg shares how a grant helped side-step the barriers at student housing co-op Stucco.

Food scraps recycling trial: your questions answered

Gemma Dawson, our waste strategy manager, answers your questions about the trial and food waste.

Hear 4 experts on how we should tackle climate change

Leading figures share their thoughts on combating climate change at our public speaker series, CityTalks.

Sign up for our new food scraps recycling trial

We're looking for apartment buildings and houses to take part in a year-long food scraps recycling trial, starting mid-2019.

Goodbye, single-use plastic bags. Here’s how you can line your bins

4 steps towards lining your bin without using plastic.

How you can help Sydney go 100% renewable

Revolutions run on people power.

Sydney is going 100% renewable – and we want you to join us

It’s time to make some changes in the fight against climate change.

A guide to GreenPower for people renting

Here’s how people renting can get on board with renewable energy.

How to install solar on your house

With no shortage of sunshine, solar energy is a sure thing.

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