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International Year of Planet Earth 2008 (www.yearofplanetearth.org)
                                                                                                                                  on our Environment
                                                                                                                                                                   April 2008 Edition




  Dial-a-tree                                                                                                                       Mayor’s
  As part of its Greening Burwood program, Council is offering residents a free
  tree for their nature strip. Council has planted approximately 900 trees in parks,
                                                                                                                                    Message
  reserves and tree planting day activities in the last 2 years. Call 9911 9911.
                                                                                                                                     One of my commitments as
                                                                                                                                     Mayor is to encourage and
                                                                                                                                     adopt measures that will
                                                                                                                                     reduce our impact on the
                                                                                                                                     environment.
                                                                                                                                     Pushed on by the threat of
                                                                                                                                     extreme climate change,
                                                                                                                                     dwindling natural resources, increasing world
                                                                                                                                     population and urbanisation, it would be fair to
                                                                                                                                     say that environmental concerns are now clearly
                                                                                                                                     in the public consciousness.
                                                                                                                                     Of course, public concern for our environment
                                                                                                                                     has been with us for many years now, but it
                                                                                                                                     seems the latest threat has re-awakened us
                                                                                                                                     to the fragility of our planet and the immense
                                                                                                                                     impact our actions have on our ecology.
                                                                                                                                     Slogans such as “act local, think global” reaffirm
                                                                                                                                     that what we do in our own neighbourhood


  Making it just friendly
                                                                                                                                     does have a cumulative effect on the Earth as a
                                                                                                                                     whole.
                                                                                                                                     As part of a world movement that is looking to a
  Today, words like                                                      simply take from our
                                                                                                                                     more responsible future, we can do our bit - no
  “eco”, “green” and
                                       iendly                              planet and hope things
  “environmentally                 o-fr                                    will sort themselves out
                                                                                                                                     matter how seemingly insignificant - to advance
  friendly” have almost          ec                                        in the long run. It has
                                                                                                                                     our thinking and actions in a new and more
                                                                                                                                     sustainable direction.
  certainly reached the                                                    taken an ultimatum of
  status of mantras in our                                               irreversible damage for                                     For its part, Council has developed an easy-to-
  daily lives.                                                           us to realise we need to                                    read Green Action Plan (GAP) (available at www.
                                                                           balance our needs, wants                                  burwood.nsw.gov.au) that outlines many of
  But the question begs
                                                                             and desires in tune                                     the practical steps undertaken by Council and
  asking, why haven’t
                                                                             with what the Earth                                     helpful suggestions for the community wishing
  the things we’ve been
                                                                             can provide without                                     to protect our precious environment.
  doing been “naturally
  good” for us and the                                                      jeopardising our future.                                 It is important to note that this GAP document
                                                                                                                                     will be regularly updated as new knowledge
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  planet? Why must we                                               With this new awareness,
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  now differentiate between                               tan
                                                                 the day will come when we                                           and practices are developed and I welcome your
  environmentally friendly and the                         will be able to dispense with                                             input.
  not-so-environmentally friendly?                   labelling something as “eco-friendly”                                           In this issue of Accent you will find information
  The answer has come into sharp focus               or “environmentally sustainable”.                                               on what Council is doing along with a number of
  as we stand on the edge of the 21st                Instead, we will feel secure in the                                             resources to help you begin or continue taking
  century.                                           knowledge that our way of thinking                                              an active role improving our environment.
                                                     and, in turn, our actions, is for the
  We are realising that, like a relationship         good of the planet and all that share
  that is not healthy, we can no longer              in its abundance.
                  STOP PRESS – Bike hire system trial
   Burwood will shortly trial Australia’s first self-
                                                                                               Photo mockup supplied by Pedapod




   serviced bicycle hire system allowing commuters
                                                                                                                                     Councillor John Faker
   to hire a custom-made bike from one hire station,
   use it and return it to the same or another hire                                                                                  Burwood Mayor
   station when not required. The Australian designed
                                                                                                                                  For questions on any of the
   system is being developed by the Pedapod
                                                                                                                                  information presented or any
   company (contracted by Council to provide free
                                                                                                                                  other environmental matter,
   transportation during Easter) and benefits include
                                                                                                                                  please do not hesitate to call
   the use of smart card technology and a minimal
                                                      Bike it around Burwood                                                      Council’s Environment and
   environmental footprint.
                                                                                                                                  Health Team on 9911 9911.

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
GO HERE, DO THIS                                     What Council is doing
for the environment
                                                                           In 2007, Council completed Milestone 2 as part of its
Thursday, 22 May:                                                          commitment to the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP)
International Day for Biological Diversity                                 program. The CCP program is a performance-based framework
www.cbd.int/ibd/2008/                                                      structured around five milestones involving a global network
                                                                           of more than 650 local government agencies in 67 countries.
Thursday, 5 June:                                                          Council is now finalising a local greenhouse action plan to
World Environment Day                                                      achieve those reductions as part of Milestone 3 of the CCP.
www.unep.org/wed/2008/english/
                                                                                                            Clearing the skies: Council has set goals to cut its own
Sunday, 8 June:                                                                                             greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent on 2005/06
World Oceans Day                                                                                            levels by 2012 as well as setting a target to reduce
www.theoceanproject.org/wod/                                                                                community greenhouse gas emissions from 2001
                                                                                                            levels by 20 percent by 2010.
1 - 8 July:

                                                     Rebates for being climate
Wildlife Awareness Week
www.wires.org.au

Tuesday, 17 June:
World Day to Combat Desertification
and Drought
                                                     friendly
http://www.unccd.int/                                Wanting to make your make home more
                                                     water and energy efficient? Then why not take
Friday, 25 July:                                     advantage of the NSW Government’s $100 million
Schools Tree Day                                     Residential Rebate Program that includes rebates
www.treeday.planetark.com                            for installing ceiling insulation, rainwater tanks
                                                     and replacing electric hot water systems with
Sunday, 27 July:
                                                     climate friendly solar, heat pump or gas systems.
National Tree Day
                                                     Call the Environment Line on
www.treeday.planetark.com
                                                     1300 361 967 or visit
Contact Council on 9911 9911 closer to the date                                                                  You can obtain up to $8000 federal
                                                     www.environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates to                       government rebate* by installing solar power
for location and other details.
                                                     see if you are eligible. Information brochures              (*conditions apply). See www.environment.gov.
25 - 31 August:                                      and application forms are also available from               au/settlements/renewable/pv/index.html for
                                                                                                                 more details.
Keep Australia Beautiful Week                        Council’s Customer Service.
www.kab.org.au                                       Sydney Water is offering customers a rebate of up to $1500 to install a
Saturday, 13 Sept:                                   rainwater tank. Residents may install up to 10,000 litre tanks without having
Sustainable House Day 2008                           to lodge a development application, providing they comply with regulations.
www.solarhouseday.com                                To see if you qualify for a rebate, please call Council on 9911 9911 or visit
                                                     www.sydneywater.com.au/SavingWater/RainwaterTanks/
Tuesday, 16 Sept:
International Day for the Protection of the
Ozone Layer
www.uneptie.org/ozonaction/events/20thanniversary.
                                                     CGI (Council’s Green Investigations)
htm                                                  Council has in place a number of
                                                     measures to ease the burden on the
19 - 21 Sept:                                        environment including green office
Clean Up the World Weekend                           practices such as recycling paper and
www.cleanuptheworld.org                              printer cartridges, providing a hybrid
Friday 3 October:                                    vehicle for use in Council’s car pool, using
Walk to Work Day                                     low sulphur content diesel fuel in its
www.walk.com.au                                      truck fleet and use of renewable energy
                                                     sources such as solar lighting at Flockhart
Monday, 6 Oct:                                       Park, in Enfield.
World Habitat Day
                                                     Wherever possible, Council is looking
www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=534
                                                     at ways to reduce its impact on the
Thursday, 16 Oct:                                    environment, such as:
World Food Day                                       • investigating measures to improve
www.fao.org/wfd2007/what_is_wfd/about_wfd.html         water efficiency at Enfield Pool,            Small measures like recycling printer cartridges all count
                                                                                                    in the big picture. (According to Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
                                                       including the use of rainwater tanks
19 - 25 Oct:                                           and use of pool backwash for toilet
                                                                                                    “Australians send 34 printer cartridges to landfill every
                                                                                                    minute” - that’s more than 17.5 million a year!)
National Water Week
                                                       flushing
www.nationalwaterweek.org.au
                                                     • exploring options to become more energy efficient, such as the installation of solar
11 Nov:                                                lighting for Henley Park
Walk against Warming Day                             • researching the use of biofuels in its truck fleet. (Although these would significantly
www.walkagainstwarming.org                             reduce emissions and improve air quality, the type of biofuel will need to be considered
                                                       to avoid putting a strain on world food supplies and landuse.)
                                                     • looking at ways to improve internal and community take-up of green practices.



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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

    What Council                                       A drop saved...                                 WATER USE ALERT                            ENVIRO NOTE
     is doing                                                                                          Level 3 mandatory water restrictions
                                                                                                       are still in force across Sydney,
                                                                                                                                                  Did you know a typical family
                                                                                                                                                  uses around 1,000 litres of
                                                                                                       Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.          water every day and all of it
 Council’s Water Savings Action                                                                                                                   goes straight into the sewer?
                                                                                                       Visit www.sydneywater.com.au
 Plan which outlines ways to                                                                                                                      By recycling greywater where
                                                                                                       (or phone Sydney Water on
 save water at its top ten water-                                                                                                                 appropriate, household
                                                                                                       13 20 92) for more information
 using facilities is currently                                                                                                                    water consumption can be
                                                                                                       on water restrictions and how
 before the Department of Water                                                                                                                   reduced by up to 30 percent.
                                                                                                       you can save water in your




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 and Energy for approval.
                                                                                                       home.



                                                       Sometimes the answer is grey
                                                                                                           Greywater is the wastewater generated from your washing
                                                                                                           machine, shower, bath and basins (but NOT TOILETS) which,
                                                                                                           when used safely, can replace drinking water for watering lawns
                                                                                                           and gardens. Water from your kitchen can also be reused as
                                                                                                           greywater if the correct treatment process is put in place.
                                                                                                           For more information on domestic water reuse including
                                                                                                           greywater diversion devices and treatment systems, visit:
                                                                                                           www.waterforlife.nsw.gov.au/recycling/greywater
                                                                                                           www.deus.nsw.gov.au/Water/Greywater/Greywater.asp
                                                                                                           The above sites include information on where to use greywater,
                                                                                                           whether Council approval is required, plumbing as well as
                                                                                                           preventing health and environment impacts of (for example,
                                                                                                           effect of different soap an detergents).
                                                                                                           For information on what you can grow in your garden
  To reduce the need for watering                                                                          with greywater, see:
  and mowing, nature strips that                                                                           • www.planetark.com/products/PAGrey/WaterInfo.pdf
                                                       You can use small quantities of
  meet with Council’s set of criteria,                 greywater collected in a bucket from                • users.bigpond.net.au/gardensaver/home.htm
  are being planted with Dianella                      either the washing machine or the                   • www.oasisdesign.net/greywater/index.htm
  (Flax Lily), a drought resistant                     shower for re-use outside on gardens
                                                       or lawns without council approval (see              (
                                                                                                            NSWGuidelinesforGreywaterReuseinSewered,SingleHousehold
  Australian native species.                           opposite for guidelines).                           ResidentialPremisesontheDEUSwebsitelistedabove)




                                                                              Mulch on this
                                                                              Using mulch on your garden
                                                                              will not only help reduce the
                                                                              amount of water you need to
                                                                              use, it also minimises weeds
                                                                              and makes it easier to maintain
                                                                              your garden.
                                                                              Free mulch is available for
                                                                              Burwood residents and
                                                                              ratepayers from Council’s
                                                                              Works Depot, Kingsbury St,
                                                                              Croydon Park from 8am to
                                                                              midday on these Saturdays:
Council uses stormwater water collected from the onsite retention tanks at    17, 31 May; 14, 28 June,
Wangal Park, Croydon, to water the park and new sporting field.               12, 26 July; 9, 23 Aug; 6,
                                                                              20 Sept; 4, 18 Oct; 1, 15,

  Savings from above                                                          29 Nov; 13 Dec. You will
                                                                              need to bring all necessary
                                                                                                                                       Mayor Faker takes advantage of
                               Have you yet to take up the                    equipment (i.e. shovel,
                                                                                                                                       Council’s free mulch offer.
                               offer from Sydney Water’s                      gloves, bags, trailer).
                               WaterFix that includes a
                               showerhead refit? Sydney Water
                               claims the program can reduce
                               your water use by about 21,000
                                                                                 SEE IT
                                                                                 Organic expo, July 25 - 27, Hall 1, Sydney Exhibition Centre,
                               litres a year.                                    Darling Harbour
                               Call 1800 995 886 or visit
                               www.sydneywater.com.au                            Australia’s premier certified organic and environmental
                               for more information, cost                        products and services expo. More Info: phone 9319 1228 or
                               and bookings.                                     visit www.organicexpo.com.au


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BUILT ENVIRONMENT
                    What Council is doing                                                               New Library
  Turning grey into green
  As the Burwood area is predominantly a built environment with virtually
  no natural bushland, Council’s future planning for Burwood takes into
  consideration a number of specific factors in creating a sustainable future.
  In particular, new developments will need to comply with the principles of
  Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD), and will need to be energy
  and water efficient.



Around the house
 Cleaning your house safely




                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo supplied by Cox Robertson + Marks.
                                                     There are many safe ways to clean
                                                     your house and detox your home.
                                                     Visit these sites for some great ideas:
                                                     • www.safersolutions.com.au
                                                     • www.freshgreenclean.com.au
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                                                     • www.acfonline.org.au/default.                   Practising what it preaches, the proposed Burwood Civic Precinct Centre
                                                       asp?section_id=86                               will be in line with best environmental design practices and is targeting
                                                                                                       4.5 star base building Australian Building Greenhouse Rating for the
  Improving air quality in your home is as simple as opening the windows to allow cross ventilation.                 commercial offices.


                                                                                                                      ENVIRO NOTE: Cities for hope
Doing it yourself                                     MORE INFORMATION                                   Did you know that for the first time in recorded history

safely                                                GREEN HOMES
                                                      • Making Your Home Sustainable
                                                                                                         there are more people living in cities than in country
                                                                                                         areas? Although the number of people moving to the
                                                        a guide to retrofitting,                         city is increasing at a staggering rate, particularly in
                                                        Derek F. Wrigley, Scribe: 2005                   developing countries, it is the urban landscape that
                                                                                                         holds the key to a brighter future. The challenge for
                                                      • Ecological Homes Australia
                                                                                                         experts and policy makers today is to learn how to
                                                        (www.ecologicalhomes.com.au)
                                                                                                         exploit the possibilities of this growing urbanisation.
                                                        Provides a free information portal
                                                                                                         (Source: United Nations Population Fund, State
                                                        service to individuals and businesses
                                                                                                         of World Population 2007: www.unfpa.org)
                                                        looking at making their homes or
                                                        workplaces more sustainable.
                                                      GREEN PAGES
                                                      www.thegreenpages.com.au
                                                                                                       Start with the BASIX
                                                      Australia’s most comprehensive Eco               BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) was introduced by
                                                      Directory listing thousands of green             the NSW Government to ensure homes are designed
                                                      businesses, organisations, products and          to use less potable water and be responsible for fewer
                                                      more.                                            greenhouse gas emissions by setting energy and water
                                                                                                       reduction targets for house and units. It applies to all new
For more information (translations also in Arabic,    GREEN MAGAZINE
Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese) on renovating                                                          residential dwellings, residential alterations and additions
safely including safe practices, useful contacts      “G” Magazine: A great source of up-
                                                                                                       throughout NSW. For more information, contact the
identifying hazardous materials and disposal,         to-date information for a green lifestyle.
please visit www.diysafe.nsw.gov.au
                                                                                                       BASIX Help Line: 1300 650 908 or help@basix.nsw.
                                                      See www.gmagazine.com.au for
                                                                                                       gov.au or visit www.basix.nsw.gov.au
                                                      subscriptions.

Green paints                                          GREEN BOOKS

come in all                                           • True green@work, Kim McKay and
                                                        Jenny Bonnin, ABC Books: 2007


colours
                                                      • The Australian Green Consumer
                                                        Guide, Tanya Ha, UNSW Press: 2008

If you are looking for an alternative to              GREEN GOVERNMENT
most conventional paints and stains,                  www.greenhouse.gov.au
visit the GreenPainters Association                   The Federal Government’s Department
(www.greenpainters.com.au) for                        of Climate Change
information on “green” paints.
                                                                  ENVIRO NOTE:
                   SEE IT                                         It starts here
                                                     Did you know this ACCENT is printed on paper
 Eco Expo - Australia’s largest eco expo.            made predominantly from bagasse, a waste
 August 22-24, Sydney Olympic park                   product of the sugar industry, using vegetable
 Info: www.ecoexpoaustralia.com.au                   based inks?


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WASTE

No                                                                        Trash into
butts                                                                     treasure:
here
                                                                          SecondHand




                                                                                                                                           Road
                                                                                                                                         Burwood
                                                                          Saturday
                                                                          Council’s giant community garage sale is
                                                                          now in its eighth year and remains a great
                                                                          way in diverting material from landfill by
                                                                          encouraging reuse of unwanted items.
                                                                          See right for when SecondHand Saturday
                                                                          is being held in your area.
                                                                          Mayor Faker knows you don’t have to throw it out
                                                                          – unwanted items can find continued life through           Area          Date
To promote                                                                SecondHand Saturdays and charity organisations.
                                                                                                                                     Area 2        31 May
proper disposal
of cigarette butts,                                                                                                                  Area 3        26 July
Council has a                                                           A round trip for your mobile                                 Area 4        20 Sept
limited number of
personal ashtrays                                                       Did you know that 90% of the materials used
                                                                                                                                     Area 5        15 Nov
to give away. You                                                       in the estimated 15.5 million unwanted mobile
can pick one up                                                         phones and batteries can be recycled?                     Look out for more details in
from Council’s
                                                                        Recycle your old mobile phones and accessories           ‘Accent’ newsletter, Council’s
Customer Service
                                                                        by putting them in the Mobile Muster Box located           website and local papers.
at 2 Conder St,
Burwood.                                                                in Council’s Customer Service.




Don’t be a dump chump!                                                               Where to take your
                                                                                     waste at no cost
                                                                                     WSN – Environmental Solutions - Chullora Drop-off Centre (Muir
                                                                                     Rd, Chullora) accepts paper/cardboard, bottled glass, PET plastic
                                                                                     bottles, car batteries, white goods, LPG gas cylinders (up to 2 per
                                                                                     visit), sump oil (up to 20 litres), empty paint cans (up to 10) and
                                                                                     more at no cost. Please phone 1300 651 116 for more details on
                                                                                     item limits per visit. . Open: Weekdays: 5am - 5pm;
                                                                                     Weekends: 8am - 5pm.
                                                                                     Chemical clutter
                                                                                     Want to dispose of your old or
                                                                                     leftover chemicals? These include
                                                                                     household quantities of paints,
                                                                                     pesticides, herbicides, solvents
                                                                                     and household cleaners, oils
                                                                                     and fuels, batteries, gas bottles,
 Don’t dump it illegally; call Council about its collection services.                fire extinguishers, flares, pool
                                                                                     and hobby chemicals, acids and           Battery disposal at no charge
 Don’t risk heavy fines or criminal charges by illegally dumping                     alkalis. For dates and drop off
 household items, garden vegetation or any other material                            locations, call the Clean Out Info Hotline on 131 555 or visit
 on the kerbside or in a public place. Do the right thing and                        www.cleanout.com.au or www.environment.nsw.gov.au/
 take advantage of the many legal options available including                        household/Cleanoutguide htm
 Council clean-ups, calling Council about our collection services
 or taking your rubbish to nearest waste centre. Why not reuse
 and recycle unwanted goods through Council’s SecondHand
                                                                                   Worming your way out of waste
 Saturdays or donate items to appropriate charities.                                                               Worm farms and compost
 If you have ANY information on an illegal dump, please                                                            bins are excellent solutions to
 call Council’s Customer Service on 9911 9911 (details can                                                         reducing your garden vegetation
 remain confidential). Helpful details to report include:                                                          and food scraps, producing great
 time and date of dumping, type of waste, a description of                                                         nutrient-rich, organic fertiliser.
 driver, vehicle and registration number plate.                                                                    Garden vegetation from the
                                                                                                                   garden can go in your garden
                                                                                                                   vegetation bin and/or compost
                  ENVIRO NOTE                                                                                      bin, and kitchen food scraps
Since July 2006, Burwood residents have recycled over 3,120                                                        can go in a worm farm and/or a
tonnes of waste saving 8,600 cubic metres of landfill, the                                                         compost bin. Council has worm
equivalent of 21 Olympic sized swimming pools of water, enough                     Kids just love squiggly things! farms and compost bins available
energy to power 2,400 homes and the reduction of greenhouses                                                       for sale.
gas equivalent to permanently removing 375 cars off the road.                      More info: visit www.burwood.nsw.gov.au or call Council’s
                                                                                   Customer Service on 9911 9911.

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     LIFESTYLE

       Peddling a new way                                                                                                     Making a fashion statement
                                                                                                                              Although recycling and reuse of our clothes seems
                                                                                                                              almost second nature to many, so too is the desire for
                                                                                                                              “the latest” fashion in an economy geared for cheap
                                                                                                  The Burwood                 consumer goods. One estimate predicts there will be
                                                                                                  Strathfield Bicycle         a 90 percent growth in textile demands over the next
                                                                                                  User Group                  10 years. The future is bound to bring new techniques
                                                                                                  (BURSTBUG)                  to reduce environmental impacts in the fashion and
                                                                                                  encourages bike             clothing industry, but a revision of what clothing means
                                                                                                  riding as a great           to us is also important in reducing waste.
                                                                                                  way to promote
                                                                                                  good health                   The future
                                                                                                                              Could this be the future?
                                                                                                  and benefit the                            of
                                                                                                                                 Features of this hypothetical organic
                                                                                                                                 “living” garment include:
                                                                                                  environment at the
                                                                                                  same time. See
                                                                                                                                      fashion?
                                                                                                                                 • designed for long-life, virtually
                                                                                                                                                     and self-repairing
                                                                                                                                   weightless Solar receptors
                                                                                                  www.burstbug.                  • automatic “zonal”
                                                                                                                                             (15 min to full charge)
                                                                                                  org.au to get                       in headwear/communicator
                                                                                                                                   thermodynamic control
                                                                                                                                            provides system power
                                                                                                  onto the mailing                 ensures excellent
                                                                                                                           (optional receptor can befitted to back
                                                                                                  list to receive            of garment if headgear not required)
                                                                                                                                   comfort
                                                                                                  information                    • “chloro-fill” filters
                                                                                                                                 Headwear sensor communicates
                                                                                                  regarding                        change clothing colours
                                                                                                                               eco-rating information on products

                                                                                                  upcoming social                  in tune with the seasons
                                                                                                                               Features of organic "living" clothing
                                                                   BURSTBUG conducts                                               (override option available)
                                                                                                                                                             include:
                                                                   regular “bike buses” from
                                                                                                  rides organised
         Recently, Council installed bike racks in Deane St                                                                      • no need for human comfort
                                                                                                                                   ▼designed for washing -
                                                                   Homebush to the City           by BURSTBUG.              ▼ virtually weightless & self-repairing
                                                                                                                                   waste is absorbed through
         (pictured above with Gary Lennan from BURSTBUG)                                                                     ▼automatic "zonal" thermodynamic
                                                                   (call Greg on
         near Burwood Station and in the new George St
                                                                   0438 275 749).
                                                                                                                                   bio-nano connectors and
                                                                                                                                control ensures excellent comfort
         Car Park with plans to expand to other areas.                                                                        ▼chlorofphyll filters change clothing
                                                                                                                                   released as oxygen
                                                                                                                                  colours in tune with the seasons
                                                                                                                                          (override option 100%
                                                                                                                                 • compliant with available)
                                                                                                                                    no need for washing - waste
                                                                                                                                 ▼reuse and recycling is
                                                                                                                              absorbed through bio-connectors &
                                                                                                                                   protocols
              ENVIRO NOTE: Fuel for thought                                                       What                                           released as oxygen
                                                                                                                                 • “grown” using low energy
                                                                                                                             Power is stored in bio-electrical layer
  Did you know that every day a modern car burns fuel                                                                              and cleantech technology
  derived from 100 times its weight in ancient plants;                                          Council                          • power is supplied by
                                                                                                                              Clothing is "grown" using low energy
                                                                                                                                            & cleantech technology
                                                                                                                                   inbuilt solar receptors and
  yet a mere 0.3 percent of that fuel moves the driver.
  (Source: Rocky Mountain Institute 2007 Spring Newsletter)                                     is doing                           or vibration harnessing
                                                                                                                               LNF (Leave No Footprint) footwear
                                                                                                                                   on-board "Enviropro" organism
                                                                                                                              with technology (power is stored
                                                                                                                                                  avoidance system
                                                                                          Making Burwood                           in bio-electrical layer)


     Woodstock                                                       +++                  more bike and
                                                                                          pedestrian
                                                                                          friendly forms an
                                                                                                                                 • headwear sensor
                                                                                                                                   communicates eco-rating
                                                                                                                                   information on products
                                                                                                                                 • bio-feedback montoring and other “smart”
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                                                                                          important part                           options available
                                                                                          of Council’s long-                     • LNF (Leave No Footprint) footwear with on-board
                                                                                          term planning.                           “Enviropro” organism avoidance system


                                                                                                                              MORE GREEN INFORMATION
                                                                                                                              BURWOOD COUNCIL
                                                                                                                              (www.burwood.nsw.gov.au - see under
                                                                                                                              “Enquiry Counter”)
                                                                                                                              You can find a wealth of information here regarding the
                                                                                                                              environment, public health and waste management.

                                                                                                                              GREEN CAMPAIGNING
                                                                                          One of the reasons for              • www.tec.org.au
     It may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to help                                providing safer footpaths           The Total Environmental Centre is a non-government agency
     our environment is by taking care of ourselves. Council’s                            through Council’s Walksafe          that has undertaken over 100 successful campaigns to protect
     leisure program at Woodstock Community Centre includes                                                                   the natural environment; improve the urban quality of life; and
                                                                                          Program is to promote
                                                                                                                              reform environmental laws and practices at national and state
     a number of activities such as art and craft, gentle exercise                        walking as a healthy
                                                                                                                              levels.
     and mediation that can help in promoting a healthy                                   alternative with the added
     attitude and, in turn, a positive regard for our environment                         bonus of reducing the               • World Vision Australia: Be a “Twice As
                                                                                          impact on our environment.            Green” supporter
     (see burwood.nsw.gov.au for more details).
                                                                                                                                (www.worldvision.com.au/green)
                                                                                                                              A great way to help change the lives of some of the world’s
  HOW TO CONTACT US                                                DISCLAIMER                                                 poorest children and help the environment at the same time.

  Business Hours        8.30am – 5.00pm                            Considerable care has been taking in preparing the         GREEN SCHOOLS
  Burwood Council       2 Conder St Burwood NSW 2134               information presented in this document, however
                                                                                                                              www.sustainableschools.nsw.edu.au
                                                                   Burwood Council, its agents and employees are unable
  Postal Address        PO Box 240 Burwood NSW 1805                                                                           Sustainable Schools NSW aims to support all schools,
                                                                   to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or
  Telephone             9911 9911                                  completeness of any information contained herein nor       their partners and the community in realising a positive
  Fax                   9911 9900                                  do they endorse any products or services mentioned         environmental vision. Through a School Environmental
  Email                 council@burwood.nsw.gov.au                 in this newsletter and recommend readers consider all      Management Plan, the school community can implement,
  Website               www.burwood.nsw.gov.au                     their choices carefully.                                   review and celebrate sustainability education initiatives.

Printed on paper made predominantly from bagasse, a waste product of the sugar industry, using vegetable-based inks                               Written by Nick Tantaro (© photographs/cartoons)
– for the sake of our environment.

      accent >> on our Environment                                                                                                                                         April 2008 Edition

				
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