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Electrify Bundeena!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new community-run initiative – Electrify Bundeena!  The aim is to help support local residents electrify their homes and vehicles, and power these with 100% renewable energy.

The formal launch is 10am this coming Sunday 10 September 2023, at the Bundeena Community Centre.

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre is proud to be supporting Electrify Bundeena as part of this movement, and keen to share its inspiration, ideas, and learnings with the rest of the Sutherland Shire (and beyond!)

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S4P 2023 ‘Edge of the Future: Climate Action’

Speaking 4 the Planet is a world-first program – an arts-based sustainability competition, which runs in Australia and internationally.
This year’s competition is being supported by a number of Councils across Australia, including Sutherland. The aim is to give students an opportunity to speak about the planet and the future. The theme this year is ‘Edge of the Future: Climate Action’.

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Our Campaigns

About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks. For a small organisation we do a lot, but our Centre is run by volunteers.


Sutherland Shire would not have an environment centre, and none of our campaigns or advocacy would be possible without the commitment and care of members of the community.


One current focus is advocacy to protect the Royal National Park from coal mine pollution.  Another central campaign focuses on koala and wildlife corridors around the Shire, with advocacy aimed at stopping koalas being killed on our roads.  Another ongoing campaign seeks to protect our water supply from the coal mining taking place directly underneath Woronora Reservoir: 10,700 people signed our petition calling for the mining to be stopped.  Our members from the SO Shire group aim to halt pollution from plastic and microplastics washing up around our beaches and waterways.


Our Sunny Shire and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups can provide general advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.  We support environmental education programs, and put in submissions about issues of environmental concern with various arms of government. 


Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports, and is also an affiliate member of the Sydney Basin Koala Network, Greater Sydney Landcare, the Better Planning Network, the Nature Conservation Council, the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET), Lock the Gate Alliance, and Climate Action Network Australia (CANA).


If you are interested in finding out more, or helping, please get in touch!

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal people, who have cared and continue to care for country.  We recognise that Aboriginal Sovereignty has never been ceded.  It is our goal to build restorative relations between peoples, and we pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging.     

We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.