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From Greening Glebe to Sustainability

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

Gardening Australia Films in Glebe
Posted on 7th November 2017

Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC TV program ‘Gardening Australia’, and a film crew visited Glebe on 19 October. St Helen’s Community Garden and the kerb garden of Jock Keene in Toxteth Rd were the subjects.  Read more »

Damage to Mangroves in the Mangrove Area of Bicentennial Park
Posted on 7th September 2017

Damage to some of the saplings has occurred recently and I suspect dogs. So dog owners please keep your dogs out of the area and if you see dogs in the area, please alert their owners to the potential for damage.  Read more »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17
Posted on 7th September 2017

Alienation of public land for Blackwattle Bay Marina (trading as All Occasion Cruises) and plastic bags and non-recyclable coffee cups in Glebe.  Read more »

Our Greenest Greengrocer – Glebe’s Galluzzos
Posted on 28th July 2017

The well-known Glebe institution, Galluzzo Fruiterers, is arguably the greenest greengrocer in Sydney.  Read more »

What Are We Going To Do about Plastic Bags?
Posted on 29th June 2017

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 »

Retention of Dying Ficus in Jubilee Park
Posted on 29th June 2017

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 »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2015–16

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2015–16
Posted on 29th July 2016

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 Parklands – Disappearing Projects?
Posted on 29th March 2016

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 »

Valuing our Local Suppliers
Posted on 29th August 2015

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 »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15
Posted on 14th August 2015

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 »

Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Energy Efficiency Master Plan
Posted on 8th May 2015

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 »

Flowerpots for Diversity
Posted on 28th March 2015

Enter the flower pot: the latest in habitat creation.  Read more »

International Focus on Glebe
Posted on 14th March 2015

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 »

Taking Part in the Garage Sale Trail
Posted on 8th December 2014

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 »

Varied Habitat along Foreshore Walk
Posted on 4th November 2014

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 »