Environmental benefits provide 'silver lining' - and social connection - during COVID-19 crisis

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated March 28 2020 - 4:52am, first published 4:00am
Enviro boost: CEO of Green Connect Kylie Flament says more people are taking up gardening or ordering food from local farms. Picture: Adam McLean.

As panic buying continues to create a shortage of supplies in major supermarkets and society becomes increasingly locked-down, a growing number of Illawarra residents have been looking for ways to become more self-sufficient.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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