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Sustainable Living Guide

The Sustainable Living Guide is designed for business, local government, and community organisations to provide leadership and support for action to reduce climate change and move us toward more sustainable lifestyles. The guide is packed with ideas, tips and inspiration about how small, easy changes can have positive impacts on the environment, our health and wellbeing - and save us money too!

So go on, challenge yourself to take up a new sustainable action today! Find out just how easy it is to work towards creating a sustainable future for ourselves, our children and our children's children.

Avoid bottled water

Avoid bottled water

Avoid bottled water and feel good knowing that you’re saving money, reducing your personal health risks and reducing resource waste in your community. more »

Buy an energy efficient car

Buy an energy efficient car

With the emergence of peak oil and climate change as hot issues, car manufacturers have been focusing on fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and hybrid technology. So when you’re ne ... more »

Install solar hot water

Install solar hot water

Sunlight converts cold water into hot water. No gases are emitted and no one gets hurt. Life is rarely this simple! more »

Install efficient appliances and fixtures

Install efficient appliances and fixtures

When investing in large household appliances and fixtures, use the government's Energy and Water Ratings (stars) to guide you to the most efficient products to save money. more »

Mulch your patch

Mulch your patch

Mulching your garden beds improves soil health and prevents water loss through evaporation. more »

Generate your own electricity

Generate your own electricity

The sun hitting your roof can power your home. It's just a question of gadgets. more »