Bill, the sustainability apprentice

Bill, who loves coffee and works at Toby’s Estate in City Road, Chippendale, has begun his sustainability apprenticeship.

Bill, along with the whole of the Toby’s Estate lot are going to reduce the waste, energy, water and other resource uses of the business.

Starting with the coffee-making and cafe business in City Road, Bill and his fellow workmates will garden, compost, gather data and work out where the business can save on resources and avoidable costs.

He’s begun a blog of what he’s doing and it’s here:…


This week Bill and I went composting, stopped some coffee husks going to pollute a waste dump, and we saw how he can use the garden shed to get tools and gear to garden in the road gardens.

It’s terrific to see a local business and workers go sustainable.


Thanks Bill, and all of you at Toby’s Estate,


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