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Our home and garden can be a bottomless pit of resource-consuming ecological inefficiency; or a healthy Eden of self-sufficiency. So how do we manage our ecological footprint and set it on a sustainable path?

Buy renewable electricity

Buy renewable electricity

Every time you use electricity in your home greenhouse gases are belched out on your behalf. So buy the clean stuff! more »

Embrace energy efficiency

Embrace energy efficiency

Energy conservation can save resources and money through the adoption of efficient technology and behaviours. more »

Generate your own electricity

Generate your own electricity

The sun hitting your roof can power your home. It's just a question of gadgets. more »

Harvest and use your rainwater

Harvest and use your rainwater

Install a rainwater tank to collect and store rain hitting your roof and use it to water your garden, wash your clothes or fill your toilet. 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 »

Install solar hot water

Install solar hot water

Sunlight converts cold water into hot water. No gases are emitted and no one gets hurt. Life is rarely this simple! more »

Make your renovations green

Make your renovations green

Renovations are the ideal opportunity to make your house more efficient and sustainable. Try these tips and feel good about your home. more »

DIY environmental home checklist

DIY environmental home checklist

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

Insulate, shade and weatherproof your house

Insulate, shade and weatherproof your house

Insulating, shading and weatherproofing your house can save you up to 45 per cent on your current energy bills while increasing the comfort and value of your home. Minimising ... more »

Use water efficiently

Use water efficiently

Water conservation on the driest continent on the planet is essential, logical and too long in coming. There are lots of easy things we can all do! more »