Sustainable Chippendale

A Sustainable Suburb In the Making

Sustainable Chippendale is a community initiative setup to support the Sustainable Streets and Community Plan in Chippendale. If you are passionate about sustainability we'd love you to join us in getting behind this ground breaking project to establish a practical model for sustainable inner city living in Sydney.

The Health Benefits of Growing your own food - scientifically proven!

A study by researchers from Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands compared 121 food growing allotment-owners with 63 of their neighbours without an allotment, and interviewed them about their health. They found that the avid allotment gardeners were much healthier.

Some of the facts:

- Gardening reduces the stress hormone cortisol  
- Exercising in green spaces is better for you than exercising in the gym.  
- People who grow their own fruit and veg tend to eat more fruit and veg 
- Growing your own has known benefits for your mental health

Read full article on The Telegraph.