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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.
At Sessions Hairdressing, we are really passionate about sustainability. Not only do we only use ethical products, but we recycle 97% of our salon’s waste (chemicals, brushes, bottles, boxes… literally everything!). We volunteer one day every quarter to charity and for every client visit we plant a tree. That means that just by getting you hair styled by us, you’re making a difference too!
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.
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.
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 helps Service Professionals to get more clients. Service Professionals are incredibly skilled at their speciality but not necessarily keen or enjoy blowing their own trumpet or knowledgable about marketing, selling and the methods to promote themselves. The Speakers Practice programs guide Service Professionals from uncomfortable with marketing and selling to CONFIDENT – with a strong understanding of how to build their client base to be fully booked and beyond.
Formally the West Pymble Bowling Club, a local community club founded in 1964, surrounded by leafy bushland in the heart of West Pymble. The Club has weekly events including Poker on Wednesday nights, Trivia on a Thursday evening, Meat Raffles on Friday and Saturday evenings. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to join us for a game of bowls, a social get-together, dinner or just a drink.
Historically known as the “Aberfeldy” prep school, theCentre has excellent facilities indoors and an amazing new outdoor area, featuring lots of stone and timber, water play at the sand pit, lots of variety of terrain, and of course the Fit Kidz signature – a veggie patch and chickens! Fit Kidz is privately owned and family operated, and we are totally committed to offering the highest quality of care and learning available. The children are organised into two class groups, generally based on age. There is the “Cheeky Monkeys” group for toddlers, and the pre-schoolers, our “Leaping Leopards”. Each group have their own huge playroom.
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.
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.
Two Creeks Honey is a boutique local business run from the family home that is making a big impact in the sustainability sector. The business was the Better Business Retail and Specialty Shop winner in 2018 and prides itself in having sustainability at the core of its business operations. Achievements to date include running a ‘closed loop’ successful business that uses minimal energy and water and generates no waste, a commitment to no plastic use, supporting and buying from local businesses, and mentoring and educating the local community in bee keeping and associated environmental issues.
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.
Hair Traits is a modern salon with a relaxed atmosphere located opposite Pymble Station with lots of on street parking. With over 50 years of
combined experience our team are highly educated in all aspects of hair styling.
The Culture Advantage offers business coaching for organisations to improve their leadership capacity in todays modern world. The business is primarily office based with client interaction offered both online and via face to face consulting. The business is in its established phase and has the potential to influence its clients to be more sustainable in their business operations.
A Wicked Scrub is an online products business that produces a variety of body soaps, scrubs, lotions, and oils, made from all natural ingredients. The business prides itself on sourcing ethical and sustainable products, maximising resource reuse and minimising its environmental footprint. The business is in its established phase and has the potential to influence its customers to be more sustainable through the products it sells.
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.