Featuring projects working to creatively enhance the environment

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SWEET NATURE PLANTING PROJECT

Sweet Nature is a project designed to contribute to and help nurture a healthy, creative, social, livable and environmentally sustainable city. 

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PLANT LIFE BALANCE:
WHEN THERE’S BEES ON THE BLOSSOMS

Artist, designer, curator and creative advisor Liane Rossler opens up her Bondi Junction garden and shows off the birds & bees.

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OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT & HERITAGE:
Communities for nature

Sydney is becoming more urbanised. Greening the city and its suburbs and promoting biodiversity are important to creating a sustainable city for the future.

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WILDING THE CITY

While the majority of the population in Australia are coastal dwellers - we mostly view ourselves as living in the ‘bush’ or with the ‘bush’. However, what characterises the Australian landscape in the present and for the past half of a millennium is what Watson calls ‘deadscape.’ 


HOW URBAN GREEN SPACES DELIVER MULTIPLE HEALTH BENEFITS

A new WHO report summarizing evidence on the health effects of green space in urban areas shows that green spaces offer numerous public health benefits, including psychological relaxation and stress reduction, enhanced physical activity and a potential reduction in exposure to – among other harmful urban factors – air pollution, noise and excessive heat.

How urban bushland improves our health

Urban bushland has health benefits beyond being a great place to go for a walk. It filters our air and water, helps cities avoid extremes in temperatures, and is linked to lower rates of chronic disease.

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PARK IT 202020

202020 Vision have created Park It - a 10 step video and guide to help communities turn their grey spaces green. This how-to guide brings together two of The Plan projects, How to Create a Community Action Plan and How to Get Your Park Approved, and features case studies of local residents working together to revitalise and reinvent the under-utilised grey spaces around them.