I want to live sustainably but don't know where to start?
The Federal Government has developed a helpful site summarising actions you can take to save water, save energy, reduce waste, travel smarter and take advantage of state and federal rebates. Visit the Living Greener website.
For more ideas, check out some ways to:
Native Christmas Tree Program
Buy a select native Christmas tree and Council will accept it in January for planting in one of our local parks.
Find out more about the Native Christmas Tree program
Sustainable Building Advisory Service (SBAS)
This free and voluntary service provides eligible residents with sustainable building advice from a qualified architect at the early stages of design.
Find out more about the SBAS
Make your sustainability actions visible!
Woollahra Council encourages all residents to visit the One Person Can
website to make your safe-climate actions visible. The website features a simple 10-minute survey of 40 typical actions householders can take, and result graphs that show how many people in each area are already taking each action. The result graphs are then displayed to encourage others to join in and help fight climate change.
to take the survey and help build the public perception that "everyone is doing it" so that nobody need ever again think that one person's actions don't count.
Workshops and Events
Increase your knowledge and skills at one of our upcoming workshops or events.
Find out what's coming up
Reduce your ecological footprint
Ecological footprint is a measurement of the space required to produce and supply all of the resources we need to support our lifestyles and to take up the wastes we generate, compared to the land actually available to us.
An ecological footprint takes into consideration:
- the type of food you eat
- the amount of water and energy you use
- your primary mode of transportation
- the amount of waste you generate.
If we divided the earth's resources equally, each person in the world would have only 2.3 hectares of land available to them? Australians currently have an ecological footprint of 7.8 hectares each.
Learn more about reducing your ecological footprint