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Year 1. First Steps

In our first year we focused on day to day actions we could do differently to reduce our impact on the environment. These actions required no investment but saved our family a lot of money, day in day out. 

The following actions saved us over $5,000 in the first year...

Action Investment Cost (p.a.) Saving (p.a.)
Car Pool | Ride a Bike | Use Public Transport (to Work)   -  - $ 1,900
Waste Reduction Habits  -  - $ 1,000
Slow and Local Travel  -  - $ 875
Buy Second-hand Goods  -  - $ 300
Eat less Meat  -  - $ 275
Tune your Shopping Radar to the Environment  -  - $ 275
Cultivate Energy-saving Habits  -  - $ 225
Buy Local and Seasonal Food  -  - $ 175
Grow your own Food  -  - $ 150
Cultivate Water-saving Habits  -  - $ 30
       
Estimated total savings first year   -  - $ 5,080