Sustainable Living – Resources
This page is a home for sharing tips and building a knowledge bank on how to live a sustainable life that is kind to the planet and all its inhabitants. It is a place that will offer practical advice to assist all of us in making environmentally conscious choices in our day to day life.
If you have an article, interesting tip, fact or initiative you would like to share please send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take part in the RedCycle Program. Keep your empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags, rice and pasta bags, confectionary packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags out of landfill by taking them in to selected Coles and Woolworths supermarkets instead.
Drop them into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and the RED Group will do the rest. Best part is, this empty packaging can them be recycled and made into new products.
PLASTIC FREE JULY
Join the growing community of earth minded people going plastic free this July! You are invited to join the challenge to reuse single-use plastics during the month of the July.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. You’ll be joining a million+ people world-wide from 130 countries in making a difference.
What Powers the World?
How much of the world’s electricity is still reliant on coal, oil and gas? Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels, which countries rely the most on nuclear, and who is using entirely renewable power to keep the lights on.
War on Food Waste
Australia has been ranked 5th highest country for generating municipal waste in the world. A large proportion of this waste is food waste.
Whilst we do need to reduce wastage, some wastage of food scraps is unavoidable. Turning these food scraps into compost will save them from landfill where they will contribute to greenhouse pollution.
ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR
Did you know we currently need 1.5 planets to sustain our current global needs? Have you ever wondered what your Ecological Footprint is?
ECOSIA SEARCH ENGINE
Plant a tree while you search the web!
Ecosia donates 80% of its ad profits to supporting tree planting programs. The goal is to plant 1 Billion trees by 2020.
A Sigh of Relief from Earth
Coronavirus is giving the Earth a rest. As economic activity has slowed, air quality has temporarily improved. For climate scientists, the way millions of people around the world have changed their behaviour shows it is possible to do the same for the climate crisis.