West Dapto Styrofoam pollution

Australia's love for cheap and quick to build homes is wreaking havoc on the environment in West Dapto. Tonnes of toxic waste is being blown from construction sites - Wollongong City Council today putting building companies on notice. Greens Wollongong Councillor Cath Blakey wants it stopped.

See the report from 9 News Illawarra,

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No 'stunt', Wollongong councillor backs climate emergency motion

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Wollongong council to trial Food Organics Waste Organics service

A council spokesman said the initiativwould increase the life of the Whytes Gully landfill facility and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases.

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Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 1 July 2019

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More than 15 environment groups join together to protect escarpment

Read the article by Glen Humphries in The Illawarra Mercury, 18 June 2019

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Call to halt dune reshaping at Port Kembla after wind redeposits sand

Greens Wollongong councillor Cath Blakey is calling for a halt to sand dune reshaping work at Port Kembla until the council's strategy can be evaluated.  Council spent over $100,000 to clear sand which has now come back.

 

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Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 7 June 2019.

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Climate change protest causes major traffic disruptions in Wollongong CBD

Climate change activists from the Youth Environment Alliance blocked a crown street junction on Saturday 25 May, asking for action on climate change. Several high school students, Greens councillor Cath Blakey and Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery spoke at the rally.

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Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 27 May 2019

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Plan to stop neighbourly disputes about nature strip gardens in Wollongong

The nature strip in front of your home is often seen as an annoyance that has to be regularly mowed. But one Wollongong councillor wants to see those patches of lawn transformed into beautiful gardens across the city.

Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 23 May 2019

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Electric cars: plug in before we're left behind, Greens say

The party's policy is to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, while subsidising electric cars and spending $150 million on fast charging infrastructure.

Read the report in The Illawarra Mercury, 9 May 2019

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Greens have a plan for electric vehicles

Watch the report from WIN News, 9 May 2019.

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Illawarra Greens have a plan for recycling

The Greens have lifted the lid on plans to build a recycling plant in the Illawarra to handle waste from across New South Wales, if they're successful at next week's Federal Election.

It's a project tipped to create jobs, while also dealing with the country's growing recyclable waste.

Watch the news report from WIN News, 12 May 2019

And the report from 9 News Illawarrra, 13 May 2010

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