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Grow.Gather.Graze is all about empowering individuals & communities to produce local & sustainable food in their own backyard no matter how big or small. The owner Laurie, lives and breathes sustainability and extends her knowledge of permaculture and edible gardens to individuals, corporates, schools and the community. The business provides tailored designs of herb gardens, veggie patches, food forests & chicken coops and has strong links with the share economy community Crop Swap Australia.
A leader in corporate photography and business portraits, Nina has an eye for detail and is dedicated to providing the most professional images for your LinkedIn profile, websites, newsletters, annual reports and other marketing communications.
Nina is one of the few photographers in Australia to hold a Professional Photography Degree. She was awarded with honours and as Valedictorian of her graduating class it is no wonder that her photography is of superior quality.
Fibre for Good was established to address the environmental ravages they saw routinely taking place around the world – all in the name of affordable fashion.
The Fibre for Good story really began with the uttering of a simple 4-word statement: “This simply isn’t sustainable”. That’s all Carl could say when he realised that a clothing factory in Bangladesh was going through 2700 litres of water to produce a single t-shirt.
“They were going through 32 million litres of water a week on ONE style alone. I knew something had to be done, so Fiona and I put our heads together to see how we could deliver affordable, quality garments ethically, responsibly and sustainably.”
Centrally located in Chatswood, right next to the train station. The Orchard Tavern is one of the best original pubs on the lower North Shore. Newly renovated, it is the ideal location for a night out with friends, to celebrate a special event, or a casual dinner.
Featuring five bars, a spacious Beer Garden, dining area and courtyard and terrace lounge, there is a space to suit everyone. Drop in during the week for an easy meal in stylish surroundings, or enjoy a Friday night drink in the beer garden with good food, good drinks and good company.
Laurelbank retains an immense sense of history amidst the everchanging modern landscape. Visitors come to enjoy the exclusive use of the established garden with significant original plantings of camellias, magnolia and Japanese maple.
Sandstone flagging, the original stables and fountain add to the romance of this timeless and charming Willoughby landmark.
Experience your confidence skyrocket when you join Miss Fit Dance Studios’ pole dancing classes and aerial fitness family. They believe everyone has the right and the need to feel invincible. Their mission is to ignite your self belief and show you how to achieve the “impossible”.
As soon as you step through their open doors your amazing body transformation begins. Discover how at Miss Fit. Empowering women thru pole dancing lessons, aerial exercise and aerial aerobics classes, aerial yoga and lyra hoop classes since 2007 to discover their inner strengths.
You will gain a new understanding of how functional and capable your body can be, and more importantly how to overcome fear and self doubt so you exceed your wildest dreams. Our expert fitness instructors will celebrate with you as you master each milestone.
A local cafe serving great coffee and good honest food while trying to minimise waste.
Risk Edge is risk assessment and management company. They specialise in governance, enterprise, water cycle and resource management risk. They help businesses better understand their risks, increase certainty and meet their objectives.
Little Amigos centres provide a warm, nurturing, safe environment for your child to grow. Our Staff are highly dedicated in providing an excellent quality of education and care. Staff members are well qualified, multi-skilled, enthusiastic and motivated, working together as a team in the teaching and learning process. Lindfield is a 80-place centre, conveniently located near Lindfield public school and Lindfield learning village. This purpose built childcare centre has three rooms and two large outdoor play areas. Our 0-2 year-old room caters for 20 children taken care of by five staff members. Our 2-3 rooms and 3-5 rooms caters for 30 children each. Our on-site cook prepares fresh children’s meals everyday.
Seed Culture’s mission is to embed sustainability into the cultures of organisations everywhere. They are driven by impact and believe that working with businesses will unleash a powerful multiplier effect when it comes to sustainability outcomes, helping to drive collective action and a sense of shared purpose.
Berry Cottage Childcare Naremburn is a childcare with long day care services for 70 children. They have highly qualified and caring staff and play a valuable role in the local community.
Now in its 22nd year, Northside Produce Market operates rain or shine on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am till midday, except for January when the market is closed on the 1st Saturday of that month. We appreciate and admire our passionate, hardworking stallholders in providing the best fresh produce, exceptional artisan food goods, breakfast, brunch and lunch. We are grateful for our loyal customers who realise the importance of supporting our local food producers come rain or shine.
North Shore Coaching College is Australasia’s leading institution specialising in coaching and tuition with over 65 campuses across Australia and Hong Kong. Established since 1991, we have been delivering high quality, affordable educational services with no hidden costs for students from junior to high school. Our teaching methodology is optimised, with approximately two-thirds of the time spent teaching and the remaining for class practice and individual attention. This learning process encourages creativity, open discussion and lateral thinking. At North Shore, we also assist students to develop effective time management, self-motivation and self-direction in studies which increases discipline, confidence and communication skills. Our goal is to prepare your child to be ‘results-oriented’ with an exam-focused mind to succeed. Indeed, we have many proven success stories delivering “Tuition That Works”. Thousands of North Shore students achieve in winning school scholarships, gaining entry to selective high schools, and moving on to distinguishing themselves at Australia’s most respected universities.
Eighty Ate has a long standing reputation as being the pioneer of cafes on West Street. Eighty Ate started as a family-owned grocery store, run by the Tselis family in 1975. As times changed, the grocery store evolved into the cafe that we see today. Eighty Ate has been trading with great success and prides itself on great food and friendly service. As a family-based business, they strive to provide the freshest and tastiest experience with the least amount of fuss. True to their family tradition, they prepare everything in-house, from scratch.
Since 1895, KU has been and proudly remains a not for profit childcare and early learning organisation. Fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come. Even though KU centres are part of one of the largest and most trusted early education organisations, you will notice right away that no two centres are the same. Each centre is unique, and offers its own opportunities to explore and reflect the local community.
Devonshire Street Children’s Centre is Willoughby Council run long day care centre in Chatswood. We strive to provide high quality education for all children through the ongoing professional development of our staff, collaboration, reflective practice and working with all children and families.
Educational programs are based on the National Curriculum – The Early Years Learning Framework and reflect key learning areas such as social and emotional development, language development, physical development, creativity, and intellectual development. There is a balance between indoor and outdoor play. Nutritional and varied meals are provided each day. School Readiness programs are implemented and parents are encouraged to participate in centre life as much as possible.
L’Enfant Group is a French word translating to ‘The Child.” As a family, we started our journey to Australia back in 1970 after leaving France. We later started a business in childcare, opening our first centre in 1972. L’Enfant represents our heritage, background and passion for our children.
MissFit Artarmon is one of Sydney’s leading boutique fitness studios specializing in pole and aerial fitness and dance classes, offering fun and exercise for all ages. They are mindful of their environmental footprint and try to implement measures in their studios to reduce waste and amplify community.
Creative Sounds is a music school and recording studio in Willoughby offering private tuition across a wide range of musical instruments. They also have a solid band program for all ages, where students can join bands or come with a band already made to take their playing to the next level.
“Music is most fun when played together. We want our students to derive the same happiness from music that we feel.”
Bijl Architecture is an award-winning architecture and design practice based in Willoughby, led by renowned architect and director Melonie Bayl-Smith, with extensive experience in residential, interiors, educational and community projects. Guided by the belief that architecture must improve comfort and connections focuses the team to find potential, creating design that brings enduring surprise and delight with a design philosophy which embraces quality, flexibility, comfort and longevity, all factoring as key to creating sustainable architecture.
People are at the centre of Interactive. While we are built on a foundation of technical expertise, we are made great by our teams’ innovative thinking and passion for what we do. We make it our business to connect with our customers and take pride in delivering meaningful solutions every day. It is these differences that make us a partner for our clients and not just an IT company.
Worn up is a sister business to Sustainable Schoolwear which has been been making school and corporate uniforms for over 5 years.
Annie Thompson, the founder of Sustainable Schoolwear, Sustainable Workwear and Worn Up. Anne is a passionate advocate for sustainable practices, she also is studying a Masters in Sustainable Development at Macquarie University.
After 5 years of producing clothes she asked what happened to the uniforms they sell at the end of their life. has shifted her focus to waste – and this inspired Worn Up.
The Source Bulk Foods is Australia’s largest specialised bulk food retailer encouraging customers to bring their own reusable containers and to purchase as little or as much as you need. This is waste free grocery shopping at it’s very best!
Nick Logan provides tailored pharmacy advice to his clients through Forward Dispensing, where his customers have their scripts dispensed while seeing him in a private consultation area, providing for personal interaction and discussion. Nick has always believed that pharmacy has a valuable and important place in primary health care in the community and that professional interaction with the consumer should be maximised. The professional focus and high standards of this pharmacy model have attracted high achieving pharmacist interns and three employees have gone on to become “Young Australian Pharmacist of the Year”. The pharmacy employs an intern pharmacist every year believing it to be essential to keeping in touch with modern directions at the universities and the evolution of the profession.
Content Box is a professional marketing business that specifically supports SMEs in Australia and New Zealand to make marketing easier, more effective and affordable.
Content Box makes marketing easy for SME businesses by developing the right strategy, creating the right content and distributing across the right channels. Whether it be email marketing, blog writing, designing print or social media posts, we do it all for businesses, as an outsourced marketing team.
Localcycle is a unique at scale recycling management system for cafes, restaurants and businesses that diverts organic waste away from landfill. We pick up the organic waste on electric bikes with trailers then we recycle and upcycle the waste locally to create things like mushrooms, compost and even furniture. We are enriching lands and soils, creating jobs and incomes, hence ensuring sustainable development and highly resilient communities and cities. Localcycle was the 2020 winner of the Climate KIC Australia Pitch festival competition.
I now focus my time on living (and loving) my life and helping others create an Extraordinary Business and Life and I do that in a variety of ways – my favourites being speaking and coaching. They are my SPARK! You can find me working on (and sometimes in) our businesses with a few select business owners and entrepreneurs, speaking on a multitude of topics, hosting and producing events and doing the odd singing gig.
Konig Surface Repairs repair surfaces including timber & artificial flooring, tiles, kitchen stone and timber bench tops, doors and cabinetry, tables and furniture damaged from scratches, chips gouges, pressure marks, splinters, water damage, discolouration & cracks. Their technicians are able to achieve these onsite using proven methods and products to achieve high quality repairs. The 127 years of “German Made Quality” is universal through our products, delivering rapid repairs and quality finishes.
CARAS was established in 2010 to provide client-side project management services to owners of contaminated land assets, offering clients specialist services into the infrastructure, health & aged care, education and commercial sectors. Their experienced team offer practical and pragmatic advice, ensuring clients receive commercially-focused outcomes throughout the project life cycle.
Hustle & Heart teaches people-centric marketing, helping you tap into your creativity and empathy, making your business marketing more valuable and useful. We equip and empower business owners to become more proactive in business – and life! Learn how to use your values to help guide their decisions, to hone your point-of-difference and turn up the volume.
Sydneys leading boutique fitness studios specialising in pole fitness, pole dancing, aerial yoga, aerial fitness, aerial hoop, lyra and Burlesque classes. Exercise in comfort in our luxurious studios at Castle Hill & Artarmon.
Sydney OutBack offers nature and off-the-beaten path tours, featuring Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – one of Australia’s most remarkable landscapes and the country’s second oldest National Park. Experience Sydney’s spectacular ‘out back” – its northern National Parks and beaches, featuring insightful commentary, picturesque photo opportunities, cultural experiences and an opportunity to appreciate Aboriginal heritage and understand the true story of Colonial Australia’s first 50 years. Our tours journey by land on our 23 seat Mitsubishi Rosa tour bus, and water on board our 50ft power catamaran, licenced for 64 passangers and moored at Akuna Bay Marina in the heart of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Subway’s vision is to make their restaurants and operations as environmentally and socially responsible as possible, using good, environmentally sound business practices help increase franchisees’ profitability, improve customers dining experience as well as help protect the planet. From streamlining the supply chain or using a strict Vendor Code of Conduct that ensures high food quality and safety standards are met, not only does it help reduce energy, water usage and waste but taking care of the environment too.
Jesuit Mission is the international development organisation of the Australian Jesuit Province, head office based in North Sydney. Jesuit Mission works with the most vulnerable, contributing to the building of human communities of freedom, dignity and understanding. It is in the Better Business Partnership Social and Community category.
We believe the planet and it’s people should live in harmony for the benefit of one another. Sessions Hairdressing is a Carbon Negative salon and the first certified BCorp hair salon in Australasia. We recycle 97% of our salon waste with Sustainable Salons, this includes hair, chemicals, brushes, foil, shampoo bottles, paper, metals….pretty much everything! We use eco head taps which reduce water use by 50% and biodegradable Zimples hair towels. We choose to align ourselves with product companies that voluntarily adhere to environmentally sustainable practices as well as make beautiful products. We volunteer our salon and services to charities who empower women and we use business as a force for good.
Catfish is a creative graphic and web design agency that works with the change-makers, the organisations and groups who are doing meaningful work on social impact, humanitarian, conservation and positive change projects across Australia (and many overseas too).
Catfish Creative were runner’s up in the Office Based Business category of the Better Business Awards 2018.
Northcroft has established a strong reputation over the 180 years experience of working in the construction industry around the world. We take pride in the quality and innovative approach and solutions we bring to our Clients projects. Development Management, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Chain Store Rollout, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Due Diligence & Feasibility, Risk Management, Tender Documentation & Administration, Insurance Replacement Valuation, Sinking Fund Assessment, Procurement Advice, and Taxation Depreciation Reports
Bay Coffee are craft coffee roasters and wholesalers in Sydney. We are local coffee suppliers in Neutral Bay, providing the best coffee beans from around the world. We also supply a great range of coffee brewing gear to make the perfect cup of coffee
Absolutely Corporate provides on-site health and wellness services for corporations across Australia, as well as introducing special remote solutions during COVID, allowing you to ensure staff’s well-being while they work from home
McKersies have over 40 years experience managing all manner of printing requirements for a diverse range of clients, from a broad array of industries throughout Australia. Combining our vast printing experience and long-established, productive relationships with trade and wholesale printing and finishing companies Australia-wide, we have the knowledge and skills to match specific client projects with the right printers for your needs – ensuring a quality cost-effective finished product, every time.
The Steam Engine has been founded upon the intent to supply the community not just with outstanding specialty coffee, but an outstanding specialty coffee experience. We are passionate about showcasing the best beans from every far corner of the world with happy mindfulness of what a privilege it is to do so.
- Bring back 10 trays, get free coffee!
- Discounts apply for all BYO cups – 50c off for ‘Steamy Cups’ , 30c off for ordinary
- We have sleeves for hot cups – if you really want another cup they are 20c. They grow on trees!
Neo is an Australian company founded by Sydney-Sider Mona Webb. Inspired by her engineering background and her work in Chemical giant ICI/ ORICA together with her interest in natural solutions and preserving the environment, with only the barest support and determination, Mona has taken her vision and moulded it to produce one of Australia’s most natural Tea & Skin solutions range – Neo, Naturally Australian
Our mission is to provide high quality education and care for children aged 3-6 years in a nurturing and stimulating environment. We aim to facilitate the development of strong foundations for life in partnership with families and the community. We cater for the diverse needs of the children and families in our community. We strongly believe in the importance of a Preschool education in the 2 years before school. Our Preschool has been providing the highest quality education and care for all our children in a natural, open ended, play based learning environment for almost 70 years
Chatswood Early Centre – Magnolia Cottage is a vibrant and happy learning community where children, families and educators work together to provide the best foundation for each child’s wellbeing and learning. Our educational programs value the creative arts and connect with elements of significant philosophies and theories in early education, including the REA (Reggio Emilia Approach) and Howard Gardener’s multiple intelligences.
Quad Services is a significant provider of quality cleaning and associated services in all states across Australia. Cleaning is provided in a manner that is consistent with our 3rd party accreditations of our WHS, Environmental and Quality Management Systems. Quad is a member of Green Building Council of Australia, Building Service Contractors Association of Australia, Property Council of Australia and Facility Management Association of Australia.
Every meal is special with French Affair’s unique range of tablecloths. From traditional wipe-clean tablecloths from Provence to stunning cloths handmade from European linen, French Affair custom make to exactly suit your style and table. Discover their range online or visit the pop-up shop at shopping centres on the North Shore. They also stock the iconic Savon de Marseille soaps as well as French gifts and homewares.
Showcasing Designer and Artisan Made Fashion Accessories and Homewares, ethically sourced from the captivating region of South East Asia. Temples and Markets bring you Virtual Travelling and Browsing without the need to etep on a plane. Evoke the Senses, Bring Back the Memories.
Sterling Results Fitness Club was established by Sonia Wray. At 52 years of age Sonia realised that to a live healthier and happier life was an important factor to aging; as such she transformed her career from a senior executive to a Personal Fitness Trainer, where her moto is being “Fit, Fabulous and Over 50”. After completing her certifications Sonia focuses on clients just like her, those who are, or who want to be ‘Fit, Fabulous and Over 50’. Sonia’s philosophy is to hire trainers who are of similar background or appreciate the needs and challenges of the targeted clientele.
Evoke is a chauffeur limousine service with a difference – State-of-the-art Tesla Model S and Model X cars produce zero emissions. All chauffeurs are trained professionals with extensive knowledge of Sydney and Melbourne’s road networks. Their attentive focus and customer service excellence places them among the industry’s best.
Karl and Jenny, long term local residents of Willoughby ensure Flat Rock Brew Cafe is a bedrock of the local community offering a family friendly authentic nano-brewery experience producing cask conditioned ale served through hand pumps. They are passionate about minimising their environmental impact and being engaged with the community.
Flat Rock not only survived but managed to thrive through the challenging COVID-19 conditions in 2020. Read how in this case study by NetStripes
Castle Cove Family Dental provides a range of treatments that give you a smile that will last a lifetime. From simple check ups to cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, our experienced staff can accommodate all your dental needs. Castle Cove Family Dental is located in Deepwater Road Castle Cove.
Alfa Collection offers an original collection of bespoke, design-driven hotel amenities fuses an in-depth knowledge of travel and hospitality, integrated with passion for professional skincare by showcasing an in-house team of sought-after experts in beauty, perfumery and design aesthetics. Their commitment to eco-conscious values is embedded in signature collections which are void of harsh chemicals; are cruelty-free; and responsibly housed in biodegradable and recyclable packaged hotel amenity for a brighter future.
At KU Chatswood, childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children’s imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning, and are inspired to continue learning more.Our play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths. We encourage children to laugh, think, question and learn. Their sense of self and confidence grows as they make connections with each other and build warm, trusting relationships with our team. At KU Chatswood Community Preschool, our special interest is literacy learning
The Speakers Practice provides training, coaching and mentoring to small businesses in the services sector to facilitate their growth and success. Specifically, the company utilises the Book Yourself Solid business building system and the Speakers Training Camp to support their clients in developing effective marketing, sales and presentation skills that lead to building a strong customer base.
Established in 1960, West Pymble Bicentennial Club is a local bowling club that prides itself as a community hub for local events and functions. The Club has quietly been implementing sustainability initiatives over the years such as changing to water efficient toilets, establishing a community garden, recycling and switching to eco-range products that they purchase. They integrate sustainability into how they manage the Club and have great plans for more sustainability initiatives in the future.
Natural Solar is Australia’s largest installer of solar batteries, and solar PV panels. With over 6,000 battery storage systems installed in Australia, including the very first Tesla Powerwall in the world, energy efficiency, resiliency, and carbon emission reduction is a key principal of the business function. The business has been nominated for many awards and has won the Product Review 2018 and 2020 award, the Australian Financial Review Fastest 100 growing companies award in 2017 and 2018, and the Bridgepoint award for fastest growing award 2018.
Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre is owned by the non-profit YMCA group and is Ku-ring-gai LGA’s pre-eminent aquatic centre offering indoor and outdoor heated pools, water park, gymnasium and fitness classes. The Aquatic centre has achieved some significant sustainability milestones including a full Building Management System to automate energy and water use across the site, energy and water efficiency targets and KPIs, installation of energy efficient lighting and pool covers, and water efficient showers, taps and toilets. The organisation contributes significantly to the local community with its youth programs such as Uplift and Street Gym and the Ku-ring-gai centre implements community suggestions such as the free access for HSC students.
Brick Lane Espresso is a chic café in the heart of Philip Mall in West Pymble. The café has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives with the local community including an organic waste reuse system, providing the local community garden with coffee grounds and organic waste, selling reusable coffee cups, using bamboo cutlery, and eco coffee trays.
365 Digital Consulting is an IT business located in the Ku-ring-gai LGA and offers innovative world-class software solutions to businesses in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Services include intranet portals, process automation, document management, cloud migration, custom app and CRM development.
Fit Kidz Learning Centres was established in 2004 and comprises nine learning centres in NSW. Fit Kidz prides themselves on striving for excellence in all they do, they put their children at the centre of everything they do, and have a core focus on their staff and the community contribution. Fit Kidz, Turramurra has excelled in their sustainability initiatives and was awarded the 2017 BBP Childcare Centre winner, the 2017 Better Business of the Year runner up and a 2017 People’s Choice Award Finalist.
Sydney by Kayak launched in 2013 with the vision to create exclusive, small group tours, offering not only a guided kayak tour, but a complete 5 star experience on Sydney Harbour. Everything from fresh, hot coffee on the water, stable custom-made kayaks, memorable photos and experienced, qualified and friendly kayak guides and instructors. We are proud to offer great kayaking adventures that are a wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent waterways of Sydney Harbour.
Located north of Sydney’s CBD in McMahons Point, The North Spoon is a charming, leafy cafe by day and Italian restaurant by night. From small beginnings in May 2017 it has grown into a favourite spot for locals and surrounding suburbs
Aurecon is an engineering, design and advisory company that build on their clients’ ideas and aspirations to drive all that they do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise.
EC Sustainable is committed to delivering informed and effective environmental and marketing consulting services based on superior industry knowledge, a real understanding of the issues that affect both our clients and their consumers, and a genuine enthusiasm for what we do. Our aim is to act as a trusted extension of our clients’ own organisations, producing results that directly and positively enhance our clients’ business objectives.
The broad objective of ACL Disability Services is to provide support and education for clients with a mild to moderate level of learning disability. We strive to ensure our clients enjoy a full, healthy and satisfying life with the highest possible level of independence. We assist in the following ways :-
• Social education
• Daily living skills
• Community integration
• Assistance with health issues
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Walker Street, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb and vegetable gardens, a worm farm, and natural play structures, children are encouraged to explore and learn
Simplex Engineering specialise in providing sophisticated high quality Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy Level 3 electrical design for industrial, commercial and residential development works. They are also committed to the environment through their operations as a Better Business to ensure environmentally sustainable business in all parts of their operations.
At North Sydney Yoga our yoga is rooted in the classical method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the eight limbed path of yoga as described by the ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. All of our classes offer our students a dynamic, strong and focused experience of yoga, whether they are beginners or are more experienced in their practice.
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Arthur Street, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including yoga experiences, a creek bed, a water play area, natural play structures and an open-plan atelier, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
West Pymble Newsagency provides household and office newsagency supplies to the local community and businesses. The business has implemented various measures to reduce energy and water usage in its operations, such as operating with no hot water and no dishwasher, reducing lighting load by removing fluorescent lights, installing water efficient toilet, and maximising cross ventilation to minimise air conditioning use.
Established in 1957, Prices Pharmacy has been an admired and trusted local West Pymble icon for three generations, and was the first business established in the West Pymble area. The business has a mission “to provide the residents of West Pymble with a reliable, caring and professional service in a family friendly atmosphere.” Over the years, the pharmacy has achieved sustainable outcomes in energy and water efficiency and contributes widely to the local community.
Link Coaching owned by Linda Duong, offers life coaching and speaking engagements to inspire, uplift and help people follow their dreams and passions. Linda also runs the 3 Hearts program, a non-profit global movement to facilitate people connecting with themselves, others and the Universe.
The Possibility Project is an innovative Ku-ring-gai business that is redefining the fashion industry and the mindset of youth to live sustainably and ethically. The business 4 core pillars of compassion, gratitude, mastery and purpose drive the owners to be influencers for social change and challenge the traditional business model of capitalism and consumerism. The business has grown from being purely a alternative fashion label, to running workshops in schools and at their premises based on slow fashion, sustainability, and well-being.
Shed Eleven is a local Ku-ring-gai business that exemplifies sustainability in action! The business utilises repurposed items to upcycle furniture, preventing much waste from going to landfill; sources environmentally friendly paint to minimise chemical use; and is active in educating and inspiring the community on what is possible in sustainability.
The Rotary Club of Wahroonga is a volunteer fellowship organisation that provides service to others via a range of community activities based on understanding, goodwill and peace. Their community work includes fundraising, coordinating events, and connecting people to support others. They work with all members of society including youth and the homeless, and are an integral part of sustaining the fabric of our society.
St Ives Village is Ku-ring-gai community’s local shopping centre in St Ives. The centre has implemented some great sustainability initiatives including energy efficient lighting, water efficient bathrooms, and electric vehicle charging stations, and are keen to continue on the sustainability pathway for their customers and tenants.
JTR & Associates is an accounting firm located in the Ku-ring-gai LGA with an owner that has a passion for helping animals at rescue centres! This passion sees the business doing pro-bono work, offering discounted fees and monthly donations for animal sanctuaries and staff volunteering at a local animal rescue shelter.
Boomerang Bags Ku-ring-gai is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. This unique enterprise brings people together to make reusable bags from fabric waste; it not only saves plastic and fabric going to landfill, but also has a significant social impact by enabling stimulating conversations and social connections for the volunteers.
Sydney Equine Assisted Services is a unique social enterprise that offers equine assisted learning and activities in the Ku-ring-gai Council area. The business connects people, animals, and nature through fun and accessible experiences to increase social cohesion and reduce loneliness.
Good Motive is a new, innovative company that has sustainability principals at its forefront. It was launched by two local energy experts who have a vision to transition Australian vehicles to electric. The business offers tailored advice on electric vehicles to its customers, and leverages their purchasing power to obtain the latest electric vehicles at a reduced price for its members. This innovative company is only 6 months old, and has a big vision to make a difference for the future!
Established in 2019, WildKids Australia is a sustainability consultancy that aims to reconnect children with nature. By delivering sustainability workshops and bringing the wonders of the natural world to childcare centres, WildKids facilitates a sustainable mindset with the youngest members of our community.
YWaste is an environmental social enterprise with a commitment to reduce hunger and food waste. The business has sustainability at its forefront with its clear goals to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill and to provide those in need with free or reduced cost meals.
WaterGroup is one of the largest integrated corporate water savings companies in Australia and is a leader in smart water metering, leak detection and water efficiency solutions.
The consultancy won the 2018 BBP Office Based Businesses and Professional Services Award for its outstanding sustainability achievements with both its clients and within its own internal operations.
The Uniform Exchange is a unique retailer that buys and sells second hand school uniforms and text books on Sydneys upper north shore. Their operations exemplify sustainability principles with key drivers of their business to ensure no waste to landfill and to give back to the community. In 2017 The Uniform Exchange was a BBP Retail and Specialty Shop Finalist and a Peoples Choice Award Finalist, and in 2016 they won the prestigious Sustainability Champion Green Globe Award. As they expand, they continue to deliver an impeccable service whilst keeping sustainability at the forefront of their operations.
Fit Kidz Learning Centres was established in 2004 and comprises nine learning centres in NSW. Fit Kidz Warrawee is the most recent addition to the Fit Kidz family of centres and already has some great sustainability initiatives in place.
Interock is a home office based business consultancy in Pymble with client interaction at client premises within Sydney and interstate. Interock operates their home and office with sustainability at the forefront and has many achievements such as full lighting retrofit, home horticulture, and reuse of waste on site.
Hanne and her staff at Eastern Road Pharmacy have been looking after the pharmacy needs of their local community for over 15 years. Their aim is to blend old fashioned service with modern customer care. In addition to traditional pharmacy services such as dispensing prescriptions, medication advice, blister packs, and free blood pressure testing, the pharmacy is well known for its extensive range of gifts. You are sure to find the right present and card for any occasion. They love to gift wrap too. There is also a JP in the store every day except Thursday.
Turramurra Fresh Produce & Gourmet Market won the Better Business Award and Shopping Centres and Villages Award in 2018. The market uses minimal energy and water, provides Boomerang bags for customers, encourages reusable items, and works with its vendors to improve its sustainability
Elegant Outdoors is an award winning independent garden centre located in Turramurra, accredited by the Nursery & Garden Industry as a Garden Centre of Excellence, committed to providing only the best quality products and offering inspiration, knowledge and good old-fashioned service.
Kiplings Garage Bar is an industrial-chic wine bar and restaurant located in a refurbished garage in Turramurra. Kiplings has many sustainability achievements including solar passive design, glass recycling, use of recycled materials in their operations, and community support, and was a 2018 Better Business Cafes & Restaurant finalist and Accessibility finalist and a 2017 Cafes & Restaurant runner up and Peoples Choice Award finalist.
Hair Traits is an upbeat salon in Pymble and has membership with Sustainable Salons. They recycle and repurpose paper, metals, hard plastics and hair with Sustainable Salons, have installed energy efficient lighting, engage with the local community and provide a service to take back shampoo and conditioner bottles from customers. Hair Traits was a 2018 Better Business Retail & Speciality Shop finalist and a 2017 Peoples Choice Award finalist.
Sudu Hair is a boutique salon in Roseville and 2018 won the Peoples Choice Award & was a Retail & Specialty shop finalist. Sudu Hair exemplifies sustainability in action as they integrate the sustainability philosophy in everything they do. Their achievements include a full lighting upgrade, recycling and repurposing paper, metals, hard plastics and hair with Sustainable Salons, installation of energy and water efficient appliances and showerheads, reusing wastewater from the dryer, volunteer hairstyling days for local community groups and shelters, and purchasing products from a BCorp accredited business.