Sustainable Living Guide

The Sustainable Living Guide lists a variety of activities you can undertake in your day to day activites to ensure you're doing your best to be sustainable. Find out more.

 

“Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.” Jane Goodall


 Less stuff, more life.

Creating a sustainable life and society, requires we recognise and embrace those qualities that give our life meaning and are prepared to shed old habits that are unsustainable.


 

Garden

Our gardens can bring us closer to understanding the ecosystems that underpin life on this planet and how to live in harmony with the earth.

House and Home

Our home and garden can be a healthy Eden of self-sufficiency or a bottomless pit of resource-consuming ecological inefficiency…

Food and Drink

Too many pesticides, herbicides and fungicides in your food? Try eating organic.

Products

From toilet paper to chairs, jackets to dog leads, there are many recycled products that are excellent quality, so consider buying recycled when you buy.

Services

The majority of the services we receive from our governments, health care providers, banks, etc. are configured for financial efficiency (saving money or making it).

Community

It is all too easy to feel that the world's problems are so big that you cannot make a difference. It's crucial that we have a sense of 'working together’ on this most important challenge, to live sustainably.

Recreation

Recreation is how we relax, reward and inspire ourselves. Careful choices about travel, luxury holidays and recreational toys can ensure we play sustainably too.

Waste

The existence of waste is an indicator of inefficiency in the human economy.

Work

While most of us have less control over our workplaces than we do over our homes, our commitment to reducing the damage to the environment should not stop when we get to work.

 

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Transport

Most of us still use the car as our primary mode of transport. However, one-quarter of all car journeys are less than three kilometres.