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[24 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Opportunities | ]

I didn’t realise it until we signed up for the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge, but our local councils and other organisations put on quite a lot of free and low-cost workshops, talks, demonstrations, tours and other events. Just have a look at Sustainable Illawarra’s What’s On page to get an idea.

In the spirit of this Challenge, I’m planning to take advantage of as many of these sorts of opportunities as I can.

The first will be the Kiama Council Composting Workshop on Saturday. We’ve been composting all our organic waste for …

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[14 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

This is the start of our new blog, documenting our efforts to make our household more sustainable.

The Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong councils have joined together to create the Sustainable Illawarra project. This project has funding from the NSW State Government’s Environmental Trust, and aims to pool the three councils’ resources and knowledge to promote sustainability in a consistent way across the Illawarra.

As part of the project, 100 families across the Illawarra were selected to participate in the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge, and we were fortunate enough to be chosen as …