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Sutherland Shire Environment Centre is an independent community organisation and is not affiliated with any political parties, supporting the Sutherland Shire community to protect our local environment and conducting a number of environmental education initiatives throughout the year. Find out more…

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We can win this war on trees

…and you can help. Some of our Councillors are trying to pass a motion that will give open slather to tree removal across the Shire. They are saying that this is necessary because residents are unable to remove “dangerous” tree. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. Sutherland Shire already has policies in its DCP to easily …

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Calling all nature-loving filmmakers and photographers

Be part of co-creating an historic film We’re calling on up and coming filmmakers and photographers, who are passionate about about nature, and want to get involved in cocreating a community-driven film about the Royal National Park (RNP) and Royal Reserves. You will be involved in making a film that will form part of a …

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Baird’s bad laws for nature

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation Act must strengthen protections for …

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Coal Reality

Coal and CSG mining are destroying precious wetlands and damaging our drinking water catchment, as Stuart Khan showed a full house at our Coal Reality meeting last night. They’re also *losing* money as the world shifts to renewable energy, as Tim Buckley explained. Yet our governments still subsidise these old polluting industries …while taking their …

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