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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 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 »

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 »

Embrace energy efficiency

Embrace energy efficiency

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

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 »