The Glebe Society has had a strong commitment to environmental issues since its foundation, but the emphasis has changed over the years, in line with changing concerns in society generally. In the early years the focus was on ‘greening Glebe’ with encouragement of both public parks and private gardens. More recently, issues of sustainability and […] Read more »
Posts about Environment
The well-known Glebe institution, Galluzzo Fruiterers, is arguably the greenest greengrocer in Sydney. Read more »
Lightweight supermarket bags are used, on average, for 12 minutes. But they take hundreds, perhaps 1,000, years to break down.
Far too many plastic bags end up as litter. In the water the bags become a danger to marine life. Glebe, as a waterfront suburb, has a special responsibility to ban plastic bags. Read more »
Last year a Ficus obliqua (Moreton Bay Fig) in Jubilee Park, close to the western entrance to the light rail tunnel in Victoria St, had almost died. The Society wrote to the City asking that the tree be retained and made safe by pruning The City accepted our request and the Ficus has now been expertly pruned and we look forward to seeing its use by Glebe’s native fauna. Read more »
Mangroves, local fruit and vegetable suppliers, community renewable energy, Johnstons Creek Parkland Masterplan and Council’s Draft Environmental Action plan, 2016–2021 Read more »
The Johnstons Creek Parkland Master Plan, includes:
– the Hill (currently inaccessible).
– the canal naturalisation.
– the large freshwater wetland – ‘a highly visible expression of the parklands’ signature character’.
– various upgrades to existing parks, including a fountain, a kayak and canoe launching pontoon and a new bridge close to the Bay.
A lovely vision for this critical area, which we need to ensure becomes reality. Read more »
Food security is a major environmental issue on a global scale. Food waste is a big part of that problem with waste occurring at all stages of production, distribution and consumption. The Bulletin interviewed well-known local fruit and vegetable supplier, Joe Galluzzo, on his experience of the effects of the supermarket chains on the trade. Read more »
In 2014-15 the Environment Subcommittee participated in the city-wide ‘Garage Sale Trail’ and took part in consultation and feedback processes on two of the City’s major sustainability policies. Read more »
The draft Energy Efficiency Master Plan for the City of Sydney is open for comment until 4 May. The Master Plan is a good news story as it provides strategies that will achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions while saving money for business and residents. Read more »
Enter the flower pot: the latest in habitat creation. Read more »
Glebe’s charms are about to be given an international focus through two separate projects, one interested in Glebe Walks, and the other in St Helen’s Community Garden. Read more »
We called our garage sale ‘Glebe Grunge and Glory’ and were able to use the Glebe Justice Centre building on St Johns Rd as the venue. Held on Saturday 25 October, a dazzling range of pre-loved goods was offered for sale or donation. Read more »
The City of Sydney has included in the landscaping design a number of features to provide improved habitat for both plant and animal life. As well as planting hundreds of shrubs and native grasses to provide habitat for small birds and animals, the edge of the foreshore has been improved to create saltwater mangroves and endangered coastal salt marsh habitats. Read more »
The City of Sydney has released its draft Advanced Waste Treatment Master Plan. The City’s resident consultation process was through in-depth workshops held over three weeks. Read more »
The garden attracts constant interest from local residents and visitors, with people wandering through the garden to keep track of the veggie plantings, or to sit on the convenient ledges for a rest or a chat. Read more »
The final stage of the Foley Park upgrade has now been completed. Read more »