Our Campaigns


An image of two women in the window of Bella Cibo cafe with sustainable practices certificates

Sutherland Shire Local Business Award – Sustainability Award 2021

Do you have a business in the Sutherland Shire that strives to operate sustainably? That has incorporated into its everyday operations practices that neither deplete nor damage the environment with the goal of preserving and protecting our environment for future generations? Or do you know one that does?
You are invited to nominate a Sustainable Business for our 2021 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards.

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The Koala Corridor film preview Tuesday 1 June @ Bundeena

Sydney’s last Koala colony is being pushed to the brink by massive development and other human factors. Can it survive? Join us for this film preview about the movement of koalas from Campbelltown toward Sutherland Shire and the Royal National Park, and the obstacles koalas face on the way. Speakers at this preview screening include Gary Schoer from National Parks Association Southern Sydney, Inspector Scott Dellar, and film makers Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Gregory Miller.

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Film screening – The Story of Plastic, & Sanctuary

Join us at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre for a screening of two important films – the Story of Plastic and SANCTUARY – a celebration of World Ocean Day! THE STORY OF PLASTIC presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. SANCTUARY documents the importance of marine sanctuaries, how important they are to the community, the environment, and the people fighting to save them.

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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.  We promote sustainability, support environmental education, and welcome community involvement to help us address environmental issues that affect the Shire and its bioregions.

A current focus is advocating for koala and wildlife corridors around the Shire. Another campaign seeks to protect our water supply at Woronora: our recent petition called for the mining underneath our reservoir to be stopped.  Through the SO Shire group we act to halt the increasing amount of pollution from plastic and microplastics that is washing up around our beaches and waterways. 

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports a number of other fantastic environmental initiatives, in addition to these campaigns.  If you are interested in living more sustainably at home, or at work, we may be able to help.  Our Sunny ShireSO Shire, and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups liaise with a number of local organisations, schools and businesses, and can offer advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal and Gandangara peoples, 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.