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Winners announced for 2022 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize

Winners announced for 2022 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize

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Secret gardens, urban jungles, ethereal dancers and Escher-inspired explorations in perspective are among the captivating winning entries in Woollahra Council’s 2022 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize.

Published 14 September 2022

Goethe-Institut in Woollahra goes solar

Goethe-Institut in Woollahra goes solar

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The Goethe Institut has installed new solar panels with the help of a Council environmental grant.

Published 14 September 2022

Top 5 spots to enjoy jacarandas

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Our local area is beautiful at this time of year as jacarandas paint the streets purple. An iconic part of our landscape, these beauties bloom for only a few weeks each year – so get your cameras out before they are gone again!

Published 23 August 2022

Top 5 spots to enjoy jacarandas

Rudi’s top five tips for planting a tree on National Tree Day

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National Tree Day is coming up on 31 July, so we asked our legendary bushcare coordinator, Rudi Adlmayer, for his top five tips for planting and looking after a healthy tree. Rudi would know: he’s planted thousands.

Published 22 July 2022

Rudi’s top five tips for planting a tree on National Tree Day

Five must-see local trees, chosen by our tree staff

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To celebrate National Tree Day, we asked some of our tree staff about their favourite plants in the local area. Their selections range from trees that are hundreds of years old to recently planted saplings, and they span the whole local area. Why not go and visit one while you’re out for a walk?

Published 22 July 2022

Five must-see local trees, chosen by our tree staff

We've committed to 100% renewable energy

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From 1 July this year, three solar farms will supply 100% renewable energy to all 74 of our facilities and parks, as well as our streetlights, reducing our total emissions by nearly 50%.

Published 20 June 2022

We've committed to 100% renewable energy

Explore the Trumper Park trail in Paddington

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Trumper Park is one of our favourite local hidden secrets to escape the hustle and bustle. We have put together a 1.6km circuit to discover sunset views, magnificent Moreton Bay figs, our famous local cricketer and the tranquil pond.

Published 23 May 2022

Explore the Trumper Park trail in Paddington

Recycle your old batteries at the library

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To help you dispose of batteries responsibly, we’re trialling a new battery recycling bin at Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

Published 28 April 2022

Recycle your old batteries at the library

Are you solar ready?

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Discover if your roof is right for solar panels with a free, not-for-profit online tool that helps you check the solar potential of your roof.

Published 2 March 2022

Are you solar ready?

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

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There are some very simple actions you can take to reduce your household waste and energy emissions.

Published 28 February 2022

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

Q + A with local Bushcare volunteer Jo Bridge

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We sat down with local Bushcare volunteer, botanical artist and mother Josephine Bridge to find out more about her love of nature.

Published 2 February 2022

Q + A with local Bushcare volunteer Jo Bridge

Top 6 Recycling Myths Busted Top 6 Recycling Myths Busted

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Ever wondered if aerosol cans can be recycled? What about pizza boxes? To celebrate National Recycling Week 8-14 November, we addressed some of the most common questions about recycling.

Published 4 November 2021

Top 6 Recycling Myths Busted
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