Environment & sustainability


Find out how you can join us to protect, enhance and enjoy Ku-ring-gai's unique environment.


Our community programs

From volunteering to receiving free sustainability advice, get involved in one of our community programs.
sustainability events

Sustainability events and news

Join the Loving Living Ku-ring-gai community and attend one of our environmental and sustainability events.
sustainability events for our mandarin and cantonese speaking community

Cultural connections for sustainability events

A series of free workshops and activities for our Chinese community during March and April on topics of sustainable living and our local environment.

What we are doing

Read about the Environmental Levy, our sustainability plans, projects and research and our community programs.

Sustainable homes guide

Information and resources on how to build a sustainable home.

Get Energy Smart

Be a part of the Loving Living Ku-ring-gai community and discover what you can do in your home, community and business.
Native Bearded heath flower Ku-ring-gai Wildlflower Garden

Bushland and wildlife

Learn about local wildlife, Bushcare volunteers, gardens and nurseries and managing your trees.


Learn how Council is preventing and managing local bushfires, how you can prepare your home and emergency contact information.
Solar panels on Ku-rig-gai Councils new building

Energy and climate change

Discover the science behind climate change, what Council is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and how you can take action and save energy.


Find out about how we manage water, waterways and stormwater in Ku-ring-gai and how you can help by saving water.

Sustainable Transport

Reduce your car usage and explore Ku-ring-gai by bike using our cycle maps and know your public transport options.
Waste and recycling bins

Waste and recycling

Look up your bin collection schedule, book a cleanup, request bins, and find out about waste and recycling.

Green Talks

Host a free talk or workshop about living smarter and greener, hosted at a venue and time of your choosing
green 2017

Green 2017

We have some simple ideas to make your 2017 a whole lot greener.

Recycle your second fridge for Earth Hour 2017

Help us meet our target of switching off 100 fridges in the Ku-ring-gai area and be paid $25 for your troubles.

Weed of the month

Learn about the weeds in Ku-ring-gai and how you can deal with them.