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||-||-||