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Better Business Spotlight

Laurie Green and Mayor Tanya Taylor

Laurie Green - Grow Gather Graze

Grow.Gather.Graze empowers individuals & communities to produce local & sustainable food in their own backyard no matter how big or small.

WildKids Australia Highly Commended Purpose and impact

WildKids Australia

WildKids Australia delivers sustainability workshops and natural wonder to childcare centres, facilitating a sustainable mindset for our children.

Be SEEDsational finalists at the Better Business Awards

Be SEEDsational

Be SEEDsational uses edutainment to advocate sustainability and healthy living, creating a positive impact on people and the community.


Tombag reusable garbage bag


Innovative reusable items such as bin liners to avoid single use plastic

Green Moustache restaurant interior

Green Moustache

Garden Rooftop bar and restaurant in North Sydney CBD

Girl playing the guitar and singing

Creative Sounds Studio and School

A music school and recording studio specialising in private tuition and band programs in Willoughby.

The interior of St Ives Shopping village with two ladies

St Ives Shopping Village

Family owned shopping village Winner Better Business Shopping Centre 2018

Flat Rock Brew Cafe bar with Karl

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

Popular micro-brewery and bar-restaurant in Naremburn with innovative waste practices

Hot milk being poured into coffee

The North Spoon

Local cafe restaurant with focus on renewable energy and local produce and suppliers

Interior of Best Bagel Co

Best Bagel Co

Putting the “hole in wholesome” bagel cafe in Cremorne 

Hands with promotional stickers

Pop This

A Point-of-Sale Merchandise design company on a mission to influence industry to be more sustainable.

Children at a learning centre

Orchard Early Learning St Ives

A purpose built early childcare in St Ives with a focus on sustainability

Koskela interior showroom with furniture and homewares


Australian made sustainable furniture solutions for communal and collaborative spaces

Dentist and client at Castle cove family dental

Castle Cove Family Dental

family focused dental practice with a strong focus on prevention and sustainable practices

Coffee Machine and staff at Cassius Cafe

Cassius Cafe

Popular neighbourhood cafe plastic and single use free in West Chatswood

North Sydney Community Centre

North Sydney Community

Serving diverse community needs and the Northside Produce Market held every second saturday.

Coffee machine in The Steam Engine cafe

The Steam Engine

Busy cafe in Chatswood Interchange pioneers of BYO cup and reducing single waste

Male Engineer at table in front of window

Simplex Engineering

ASP3 Electrical engineering specialists in North Sydney making their office liveable and sustainable

Yoga studio with female participants

North Sydney Yoga

Established sustainable focused Ashtanga Yoga Studio in McMahons Point.

Children playing at early learning centre

Chatswood Magnolia Cottage ELC

Early Learning Centre in Chatswood with focus on value of play and creative arts and connection

kayakers on Sydney Harbour

Sydney by Kayak

Sustainable and eco-focused kayak and clean-up tours of Sydney Harbour

The Uniform Exchange and stock of uniforms

Uniform Exchange

Second-hand school uniform, text book and resources exchange in Pymble

Jemma from Shed Eleven in her workshop

Shed Eleven

Furniture Upcycling, sustainable design community education and workshops

Outside swimming pool at aquatic centre

Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre

KFAC is a sustainable fitness and aquatic centre re waste, water and energy.

Two seated males attending a gig

ACL Gig Buddies

Supporting adults with disabilities to live independently and have fun!

Pia standing in front of her Tesla vehicle

Evoke Limousine

Luxury limousine service with an all electric zero emission fleet for sustainable ground transport

Staff member at snack counter of Roseville Cinema

Roseville Cinema

Local family owned independent art house cinema in Roseville trying to minimise environmental footprint.

Neo Founder in front of shelves of tea canisters

Neo Australia

Neo Australia is a certified BCorp responsible producer of organic tea and skincare products

Sudu owners in a corner of their hair salon


Popular hair and beauty salon located in Roseville.

Nicole the owner of Sessions Hairdressing

Sessions Hair

BCorp Sustainable Salon winner Better Business Award 2021 McMahons Point

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Better Business?

A local business that is an accredited BBP member and who undertake actions to become more sustainable in 9 key areas: Energy, Water, Waste, Transport, Reducing Plastic, Community, Staff, Purchasing and Business Health. They are committed to improving their practices and doing their best to reduce their environmental impact, making social improvements, whilst thriving economically. Better Businesses are all for the planet, people and prosperity – so let’s support them!

Why Choose a Better Business?

It’s important to support all local businesses wherever possible, to ensure a cohesive and economically robust local community. Buying local means less pollution is created as less energy is expended from unnecessary travel. Less energy used for transportation and production generates less pollution and therefore reduces our carbon emissions. Better Businesses are local businesses that go one step further. They want their operations to be successful through sustainability. They demonstrate a commitment to people and planet and show that being in business is not just about the bottom line. Acknowledging that they can be a good corporate citizen through supporting social causes and  improving their operations which leaves a smaller imprint on the environment.

How does a local business become a Better Business?

The first step is for a local business to become a BBP member. To become a member a business needs to reside within the North Sydney, Willoughby or Ku-ring-gai Council areas and then be assessed against nine areas of business sustainability. Once assessed the business becomes an accredited BBP member and they are classified as a Better Business.

It’s not about being perfect, as sustainability is an ongoing journey for all. BBP is for any local business that wants to be successful through sustainable practices and become more environmentally friendly. If you are a local business who is interested in joining, complete the online assessment.

Buy Better Buy Local‘ is a BBP initiative to encourage the community to ‘go local first’ and seek out businesses who are BBP accredited.

Why? Because these local businesses are undertaking actions to be more sustainable in their practices and have a mindful awareness of their impact on people and the environment.

Find amazing local suppliers of goods, products and services in our ‘Find a Better Business Directory’.

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