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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?

Cultivate energy saving habits

Cultivate energy saving habits

Energy saving habits are easy to learn. By changing your daily habits, you can save resources and money and reduce your contribution to global warming. more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cultivate water saving habits

Cultivate water saving habits

Water saving habits are those easy-to-learn daily behaviours that can save us thousands of litres (and dollars) during the course of our lives. more »

Embrace energy efficiency

Embrace energy efficiency

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

Reduce your stormwater pollution

Reduce your stormwater pollution

By managing your domestic stormwater, you can reduce pollution of the waterways we love to swim in, fish and simply enjoy. more »