Green offices top three million square metres

Australian offices are taking the lead in tackling climate change with green office floor space now covering three million square metres, or the equivalent footprint of Uluru – the world’s largest rock [Read entire story]

Locals clean out unwanted chemicals for free

Sydneysiders can take a load off by dropping off unwanted hazardous and toxic chemicals at the City of Sydney’s free Chemical CleanOut on Sunday 7 February. The free and easy collection is a great opportunity for locals [Read entire story]

Climate action gets city ready for future challenges

The City of Sydney’s new climate adaptation strategy outlines a plan of actions to safeguard Sydney against the threat of soaring temperatures, worsening storms and rising sea levels. The plan has been developed in [Read entire story]

Farmers markets in the heart of the city

Sydneysiders can enjoy a taste of fresh produce – from inner west honey and Hunter Valley duck eggs, to locally crafted chocolate and chutneys – at the City Farm trial markets at Sydney Park. The City of Sydney’s farmers [Read entire story]

Cities unite for global climate action

The City of Sydney has joined the largest global coalition of city leaders committed to reducing carbon emissions and fighting dangerous climate change. The ‘Compact of Mayors’ is a global platform for cities committing [Read entire story]

Spring arrives with a burst of colour on city streets

Sydney will burst into bloom to mark the start of spring, with colourful floral displays in the city centre’s most popular locations. More than 100,000 flowers and plants will brighten Martin Place, Customs House square, [Read entire story]

Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action to discuss Australia’s emission targets in Sydney

Sydney Town Hall will host the first major public discussion about Australia’s emission targets for the Paris Climate Conference following the federal government’s announcement of new emissions targets. The CityTalk, The [Read entire story]

Recycling sets tone for greener roads

The City of Sydney is trialling a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses old printer toner. The innovative new asphalt mix, uses recycled materials including toner from discarded printer [Read entire story]

Balconies blooming thanks to neighbours’ worm farm

Erskineville residents are converting food waste to valuable free fertiliser and compost for their gardens thanks to Sydney’s first giant urban worm farm. Neighbours from ten apartments are using it to compost food [Read entire story]

Free trees to brighten up homes and schools

The City of Sydney will give away more than 1,000 trees to encourage Sydneysiders to green their community and increase the city’s urban canopy. The free trees will be handed out in Sydney Park, near the car park on [Read entire story]

Taking home a splash of living colour

Free blooms from red petunia to purple sage can be taken home this weekend as the City of Sydney gives away thousands of pots of flowers from its summer floral displays. For the past seven weeks, the seasonal Living [Read entire story]

Free collection recycles used Christmas trees

When all the festive celebrations are over Sydney residents can recycle their Christmas trees thanks to a City of Sydney service that collects the trees right from their doorstep. The free service helps keep the trees [Read entire story]

De-clutter e-waste before Christmas

 Sydneysiders have an opportunity to de-clutter their homes of unwanted televisions, computers and other electronic devices before Christmas at the City of Sydney’s free electronic waste collection today. The free and [Read entire story]

New safe haven to curb late-night violence

Young people can look forward to a safer night out in Sydney this summer thanks to a Safe Space trial organised by the NSW Government, the City of Sydney, the Salvation Army and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. From [Read entire story]

DIARY NOTE: Safe Space trial begins tonight

                               Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation media conference: WHAT: Media conference to launch the new Safe Space program to keep city streets safer. The new Safe Space vehicle and Take Kare Ambassadors [Read entire story]

Sydney selected as one of the world’s 100 resilient cities

The City of Sydney has been recognised as one of the world’s most forward-thinking cities with an invitation to join a group of 100 global cities that are creating a more secure future for their communities. Alongside, [Read entire story]

DIARY NOTE: Safe Space trial begins Friday night

Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation media conference: WHAT: Media conference to launch the new Safe Space program to keep city streets safer. The new Safe Space vehicle and Take Kare Ambassadors will be at Sydney Square ready [Read entire story]

De-clutter e-waste before Christmas

Sydneysiders have an opportunity to de-clutter their homes of unwanted televisions, computers and other electronic devices before Christmas at the City of Sydney’s free electronic waste collection on Sunday 7 [Read entire story]

International gong for City’s renewable energy plan

The City of Sydney’s Renewable Energy Master Plan has scooped the prestigious European Solar Prize 2014 award for excellence and innovation. The award from not-for-profit organisation, EUROSOLAR, recognises outstanding [Read entire story]

Switched-on businesses lead the energy charge

Sydney-based companies have been recognised at this year’s CitySwitch Green Office awards for slashing carbon emissions and improving building energy efficiency while saving money. CitySwitch is a national program to [Read entire story]

Vending machines encourage city recycling

Two reverse vending machines in the city centre have collected over 40,000 cans and bottles since July – enough to build a tower 19 times the height of Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower. The recycling machines at Circular Quay [Read entire story]

Community compost cutting down on waste

Four 220-litre compost bins in Ada Place Park, Pyrmont, are at the centre of the City of Sydney’s trial to encourage residents to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill. Food waste makes up about a third of [Read entire story]

City’s fleet cleans up at top green awards

The City of Sydney’s green vehicle fleet has taken out the top plaudit for ‘Local Government Sustainability’ at this year’s Green Globes for energy saving and environmental leadership. The NSW Government Green Globes are [Read entire story]

Winning LEDs light up the city

The City of Sydney’s LED light program has been recognised for leadership and innovation at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW) annual awards. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the LED lighting [Read entire story]

Treasure trove of pre-loved instruments at Garage Sale

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at today’s nationwide Garage Sale Trail event. Josh, a highly acclaimed [Read entire story]

Feathered urban dwellers in spotlight for spring

The City of Sydney’s feathered urban dwellers will be put under the spotlight this month as volunteers take part in an annual survey that aims to help preserve local bird life. The survey, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 [Read entire story]

Climate action hailed in green awards

The City of Sydney’s energy-saving green fleet is one of four City programs nominated for a prestigious Green Globe Award for environmental leadership. The NSW Government Green Globes are awarded annually for excellence [Read entire story]

Human sculptures like no other

A group of 20 highly-skilled artists will help give Sydneysiders a whole new perspective on their city, as the sensational Bodies in Urban Spaces takes to the streets on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. Created by [Read entire story]