Living Sustainably

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Living sustainably is everyone’s responsibility. While the global sustainability crisis can seem overwhelming, the best place to start is with your own actions. If we all made small yet consistent contributions, our combined actions would lead to big change.

By thinking globally and acting locally, you can help to raise awareness for sustainability in our community.

So how do we actually start living ‘greener’ and more sustainably. What does it mean?

This term sustainable usually refers to something that is likely to be:

  • natural
  • biodegradable
  • renewable
  • reusable
  • locally produced
  • water or energy efficient

Every journey begins with a single step. Here are some ideas to help you live more sustainably:

  • Create new habits – it takes about 3 weeks to create or break a habit. Start thinking about small daily actions you can take to be more ‘green’
  • Value the environment – our community has to work with the environment, not against it
  • Swap your ‘throw away and replace mentality and start thinking about ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’

We can all start limiting our environmental impact by cutting down on these four key areas:

  • energy consumption
  • water usage
  • use of chemicals in our home, office and garden
  • waste

Where can I get further information?

For an extensive list of green resources, please visit the Australian EcoDirectory website.

Water saving tips and ideas can be found on our Water Sustainability pages.

Recycling tips and ideas can be found on our Recycling pages.