The decisions we make about sustainability in the home can make a real difference to our impact on the environment. Find out more about household sustainability.
Water is an essential part of life and maintaining a healthy environment. You can help save water by becoming more water wise.
Tips for saving water | Water saving products | Rainwater tanks | Greywater systems | Water 4 Life
You can save money and minimise carbon pollution without compromising on comfort, by living in a more energy efficient home.
Hot Water | Heating | Cooling | Insulation | Lighting | Building | Rate your home | Easy tips to save power around your home | Home Power Savings Program
The choices you make when buying products and appliances and the actions you take now can help bring down your cost of living and reduce your environmental impact.
Smarter Choice in the home | Buying Appliances | Smarter Choice in the garden | Stores
Recycling and waste
The average NSW household spends $1,000 each year on food they throw away. There’s many ways you can avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Easy recycling guide | Love Food Hate Waste | House Deconstruction | How OEH is managing waste and resource recovery
You don’t need a green thumb to garden sustainably. Find out how to create a healthy garden, reduce run-off, be waterwise and manage weeds.
Easy composting guide | Easy mulching guide | Easy worm farming guide | Waterwise gardening
Modern homes contain many chemicals, which are often incorrectly disposed into landfill or sewerage. These chemicals can remain in the environment for a long time, polluting our waterways, plants and animals and in human bodies.
Cleanout your chemicals for free | Natural ‘green’ cleaning
Buying and renovating
Buying or renovating a home is one of the biggest investments most people ever make. Find out how to make green choices and save money while making your home more comfortable.
Buying your home | Renovating your home | YourHome.gov.au | How green is your rural block?
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Page last updated: 03 December 2013