Michael Mobbs

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Michael Mobbs
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Born 6 June 1950[1]
Occupation Author and sustainability consultant
Nationality Australian

Michael Mobbs is a Sydney-based author and environmental consultant. He graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1975[2] and then worked as an environmental lawyer for 19 years. Through this work he developed an interest in sustainability.[3] Mobbs served as an Independent Alderman on the City of Sydney Council from 1985–1987.[2] In the 1990s Mobbs converted his Chippendale home into a more sustainable house by modifying the water, energy and waste systems. He regularly opens his house for guided public tours.[4]

In 2009, The (Sydney) Magazine listed Michael Mobbs as one of Sydney's 100 most influential people.[5] He has an ongoing role in the urban food growing movement in Sydney and has been a contributor to the Chippendale verge gardens.[6]


  • Sustainable House: Living for our futures. Marrickville, NSW: Choice Books. 1998. ISBN 094727748X. 
  • Sustainable House. Sydney, NSW: UNSW Press. 2010. ISBN 9781920705527. 
  • Sustainable Food: Growing food in the city. Sydney, NSW: NewSouth Publishing. 2012. ISBN 9781920705541. 


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae Michael Mobbs" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Michael Mobbs". City of Sydney. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Michael Mobbs Australia Eco Citizen". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gardening Australia – Fact Sheet: Michael Mobbs". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney's top 100". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sustainable Chippendale Gardening". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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