Person at Byron Bay beach. ©iStockPhoto 2010

Did you know?

Each NSW household throws away more than $1,000 of food per year.

Sustaining our environment

Sustainability provides a way for us to achieve environmental, economic and social outcomes, without limiting resources for future generations. The Office of Environment and Heritage provides programs, funding, research and education to help households, business, schools, community organisations, local councils and state government to reduce our impact on the environment and make sustainability part of our everyday lives. We can all live more sustainably. Follow the links below to find out how we can help you to do your bit.

Apply for funding for your environmental project

Environmental Trust and Climate Change Fund. DECCW

Environmental Trust and Climate Change Fund grants

Rate your building's sustainability with NABERS


Improve the environmental impact of your property

How much will that appliance really cost you?

How much will that appliance cost you?

Calculate the running costs of new appliances before you buy.

Sustainable Schools NSW

School children take on sustainability. DECCW

Help for schools to embrace sustainability - from curriculum to facilities

Make your government agency more sustainable

John Hunter Hospital. Courtesy B Evans, NSW Health

Help for agencies to meet NSW Government Sustainability Policy targets

Clean out your household chemicals

Chemical CleanOut logo. DECCW

Where and when you can drop off old household chemicals for free

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Questions and answers

Ask Environment Line provides answers to common questions about energy and sustainability. Find out more

Page last updated: 26 March 2014