Sustainable Living - Green Guide

This Green Guide is designed to help residents take action to live more sustainably at home and in the community. This is an initiative under the Environmental Sustainability Road Map.

So go on, challenge yourself to take up a new sustainable action today!

De Clutter and Reduce Waste - 6 August, back by popular demand!!

Compost Revolution - online program that supports the home composting of food and garden scraps.

Top ten actions

Compost Revolution

Composting has never been easier for Monash residents as you can now access free online tutorials about composting and then purchase a discounted compost bin or worm farm. more »

Cultivate energy saving habits

Cultivate energy saving habits

Energy saving habits are easy to learn. By changing your daily habits, you can save resources and money, and reduce your contribution to global warming. more »

Tune your shopping radar to the environment

Tune your shopping radar to the environment

Become aware of the environmental implications of your consumption and purchase those goods that have the least impact on our future. more »

Buy local and seasonal food

Buy local and seasonal food

Locally produced food grown, in sync with the seasons, is fresher and requires less energy to produce and transport to you. more »

Water efficient gardening

Create water-wise gardens

With less rainfall and hotter weather predicted in the coming decades, we need to go with the limited flow and create water-wise gardens. more »

DIY environmental home checklist

DIY environmental home checklist

Time to grab the clipboard and run the environmental ruler over your home. Identify the low hanging fruit and big bang actions that will quickly reduce your home's impact on the environment. more »

Install efficient appliances and fixtures

Install efficient appliances and fixtures

When investing in large household appliances and fixtures, use the government's Energy and Water Ratings (stars) to guide you to the most efficient products to save money. more »

Use public transport

Use public transport

Buses, trains and trams all use far less resources than cars. Increased use will lead to a better service and you can read, listen and relax. more »

Promote sustainable living

Join a Sustainable Living group

Help spread the word about actions we can all take to reduce our impact on the environment. more »

Recycle electronic and technical waste

Recycle electronic and technical waste

Replicating nature's nutrient cycle by creating closed loops for recycling and reuse delivers efficiency and reduces cost. more »

 

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Last updated: 3 July 2014

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