This hybrid event is organised by Renew’s Sydney Branch, and kindly supported by Inner West Council. As a hybrid event you can book tickets to either view the discussion online or attend in person.

From Threatened to Thriving: Helping Local Plants and Pollinators: A Guide to Being a Biodiversity Warrior and citizen scientist in your neighbourhood is the topic for discussion at the next sustainability information night hosted by Renew’s Sydney Central Branch.

We hope you will join us and our special guest, Dr Judy Friedlander, founder of environmental organisation PlantingSeeds to learn about:

  • Local and threatened plants and pollinators
  • Where to find plants to help pollinators
  • A guide to creating a three-tiered garden
  • Some guides to making insect hotels and sourcing nesting boxes for threatened birds and mammals
  • Citizen science – how to take and upload observations of species to iNaturalist and the CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia and why this is so vitally important to biodiversity research which can help the individual research their local biodiversity.


Dr Judy Friedlander is the founder of the environmental organisation, PlantingSeeds whose flagship program is the B&B Highway – Bed and Breakfasts for Bees, Birds and Biodiversity. The B&B Highway is an educational and practical program that links over 120 B&Bs at schools in three Australian States to form regenerative corridors. Students learn about local and broader biodiversity, plants, pollinators and citizen science through the program. Dr Friedlander is also a University of Technology Sydney Adjunct Fellow whose research explores positive and effective ways to engage with environmental issues. Her background as a newspaper and television journalist has helped spark many ideas and practical ways to engage the community in sustainable actions. These topics and more including how to support biodiversity in our local area will be covered in her presentation

Renew is a member-based non-profit organisation that publishes Sanctuary and Renew magazine and has been supporting people to live and build sustainably since 1980.


Tickets and attendance:

  • Please note that this is a hybrid event. You can book tickets to either view the discussion online or attend in person
  • This is a free event supported by Inner West Council, but registration is essential
  • Details on how to get to the Ashfield Civic Centre and accessibility
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