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 | Save Power | Rate your home | Easy tips to save power around your home | Home Power Savings Program
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?
Page last updated: 21 November 2012