Next week it’s Keep Australia Beautiful Week

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Aug 192016

Hi everyone,

Nearly every day is Keep Australia Beautiful for me. I pick up bottles, cans, plastic bags and other rubbish while I’m out and about walking to the train station, around the park and along the beach etc. I find it really hard to walk by knowing that it could end up in our beautiful waterways.

Next week it’s Keep Australia Beautiful Week. The campaign is a great reminder of the importance of the responsible disposal of rubbish. This year’s campaign will see the revival of “Do the Right Thing” which some of you might remember from years gone by. The main focus will be tackling cigarette butt litter. Cigarette butts might be small but they have a huge impact on our environment with millions littering our planet all over the world. Together with my local BeachPatrol a handful of volunteers have collected a staggering 20,000 cigarette butts over just 9 hourly sessions around the beach area at Mordialloc. It feels good to know that we have stopped at least some of this litter getting in the bay.

Source: Keep Australia Beautiful Week,

For more information about Keep Australia Beautiful Week, go to:

To join a local BeachPatrol near you, go to:

Help to keep cigarette butt litter out of our beautiful environment by supporting this great campaign.

Many thanks


Resource Management Specialist,

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It’s World Environment Day this Sunday!

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Jun 032016

Hi everyone

It’s World Environment Day this Sunday!

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 and is celebrated on the 5 June each year.  The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Go Wild for Life” which encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations.

The illegal trade of our wildlife is having a devastating impact on the future of so many of our planet’s precious animals and plants. There is a desperate need to change our habits and behaviours so that the demand for wildlife products falls. You can help by actively demonstrating zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife. Collectively we can push governments and internationals bodies to introduce tougher laws and penalise those willing to break them.

Sign the pledge at:

For more information about World Environment Day, go to:

Source: World Environment Day, United Nations Environment Programme,,

Let’s make World Environment Day a special day by taking action to help stamp out illegal trade in wildlife products!

Many thanks


Resource Management Specialist,

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Latest news and events from Stop CSG Sydney

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Jun 112012

Read the Latest news and events from Stop CSG Sydney and subscribe to the news letter

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Personal Sustainability

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Jun 092012
What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space…

Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations.

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Jun 052012

This is a special bulletin as we need people to act quickly! 

The NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has announced it is removing support for sustainability education at the State level.

This is coming at a time of preparing to implement the Australian Curriculum in NSW with Sustainability being one of three cross curriculum priorities. Unless the sustainability curriculum support is re-instated, NSW will not be able to give co-ordinated support to sustainability educators in DEC and in all schools, or meet NSW 2021 Plan targets relating to sustainability and other DEC commitments.

If you care about the next generation and want to continue to grow rather than impede their understanding of sustainability and the environment on an educational level, please add your name to the petition  and share this so we can have our concerns heard!

For more background information as well as contacts and examples you could use to write letters to Ministers or your local representatives, please visit the website of the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter website at

Thank you!

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Loss of biodiversity impacts on people and communities too, say psychologists

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May 292012

Loss of biodiversity impacts on people and communities too, say psychologists

Environmental degradation and the accompanying loss of biodiversity have an impact on human health and well-being and only a holistic approach will assist both people and natural environments to adapt to that change, according to a recent Australian Psychological Society (APS) submission to the Government.

Read the Media Release here

The Australian Psychological Society has lots of interesting material available on their website.

Of particulate interest in Sustainability is dealing with the impacts on Children and people in the sometime divisive subject of Climate change.

See also Talking with children and adolescents about the environment.

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Stop CSG Sydney

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May 252012

News and Events and FAQ’s on Coal Seem Gas

What is Coal Seam Gas?

Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is a gas consisting of around 98% methane and is formed from the degradation of plant matter over millions of years. CSG is trapped by water and ground pressure against the surface of coal in underground coal seams and is also located within pores inside the coal. The spaces between the coal are known as fractures or cleats. Some of the fractures are interconnected and permeable which allows water and gas to move between the fractures.

How is Coal Seam Gas extracted?

CSG is extracted via CSG wells that are drilled into the coal seams to release the gas trapped within the coal. For economic extraction of CSG, coals seams in Australia are generally between 200metres – 1,000m metres deep. The CSG wells are cased with steel and cement. In situations where coal seams are very deep and of low permeability, the use of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fraccing’ may be employed to increase permeability. This process involves pumping fluid comprising water, sand and other additives such as BTEX (BTEX is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene compounds) at high pressure down the cased CSG well and into the coal seam. This action fractures the coal seam and provides a pathway to facilitate gas flow through the coal.


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Will you be standing up for CSG at tomorrow’s Rally – Make sure you are heard ?

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Apr 302012
Will you be standing up for CSG at tomorrow’s Rally – Make sure you are heard
Don’t let O’Farrell get away with his draft Code of Practice for CSG Mining Last year more than 1500 submissions – from farmers, city folk, organisations, the catholic church, water experts, academics – were received by the NSW Upper House Enquiry into Coal Seam Gas.
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Continuous improvement of SustainabilityNews

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Apr 302012 continues to build on its strengths as a hub for the distribution of your news to a wider audience. As members and followers continue to grow in twitter and facebook we see membership accelerating.

At the recent Climate action summit numerous Sydney groups were invited to participate and more importantly let their membership know about

The Reach and technology. Work behind the scenes continues to focus on spreading your news further by integrating with other social media services and blogging platforms. Promotion of how to subscribe to periodical notifications by email (Already available) will also build our distribution channels. is totally non-commercial and will be now and as long as it exists. Once we build in size we will establish consensus based management for registered groups if required. A Complaints process will also be developed to support our determination to make this work for you with the least effort.

This is Your resource !


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Climate Action Summit 2012 this weekend – Did you miss out

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Apr 272012

Climate Action Summit 2012

Because you will be able to talk to scientists, academics and many leading Australian climate campaigners, and to: Help build a movement that can win a safe climate Understand more about climate change such as how unseasonal cold weather can fit the model of global warming Hear informed positions on what Australia should be doing – including international perspectives Discuss a range of approaches to action with experts and participate in workshop groups Meet like-minded people from around the…

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