Our web resources are currently under redevelopment and will be launched to you soon. They will include a range of engaging activities that you can undertake with your household to make important and useful changes in the areas of water, energy, waste, transport, biodiversity, food and wellbeing.
To get you active right now, there is a month of activities that are being conducted across the region where you can learn new skills for living sustainably, connect with the community, and celebrate our environment. As a Living Smart member we will also provide you with regular updates on things to do to start living more sustainably today.
Become a Living Smart member we will also provide you with regular updates on things to do to start living more sustainably today.
- Find a bargain at your local Treasure market or Tip shop this weekend. It is amazing how much great stuff has been recovered and is just waiting for a new life at your home.
- Check for leaks and fix them. Take a water meter reading before leaving the house for several hours and take another on returning to see if any water is being used when there’s nobody at home. A dripping tap can waste 20,000L of water a year.
- Stick a piece a paper in different places around the door of your fridge to check if it seals properly. If you do not feel tension as you pull the paper out, consider getting the seals replaced and cut down the size of your next electricity bill.
- A 3-4cm layer of mulch layered on top of the soil will reduce evaporation and weed growth. Residents can pick up free or cheap mulch from their local council waste management facility.
- The average Australian household throws away $616 worth of food every year. Buy what you need, grow your own and use a compost bin, worm farm to recycle your organic waste. If you add the compost to your garden soil you can reduce your water bills and get the most out of your vege garden.
- Less evaporation occurs when you water plant roots (not flowers and leaves) in the morning and evenings and if you avoid windy days.
- Host a postcode morning tea at your workplace to enable staff to meet potential carpool colleagues that reside in their area.
- Use the Footprint Calculator in the blue box to measure your current ecological footprint!
- Download our Green your Street Guide and see how you can get your street Living Smarter.