Your Ecological Footprint @ Home
Everything we do can impact on the environment. Measuring your ecological footprint is an important step in understanding how we affect the environment, and the news isn't always good.
At home your ecological footprint is influenced by your energy use, your transportation choices, how you shop and what you buy.
Making some simple changes can reduce your own ecological footprint without significantly impacting your quality of life.
Randwick City Council is working with neighbouring Waverley and Woollahra Councils to help you reduce your ecological footprint at home.
What you can do today:
- Visit the Barrett House Sustainability Demonstration Project in Randwick and see for yourself what you can do to retrofit your home on a budget
- Created by the Sustainability Street Institute and endorsed by David Suzuki our Ecological-Fingerprint will help you take real steps to reduce your footprint day to day
- Start your own Sustainability Street with your friends and neighbours in your area
- Go Solar! and save up to $700 on your energy bills with solar hot water or install solar power and receive exclusive discounts
- Join the Compost Revolution and prevent the wasteful transport of food scraps to landfill where they produce harmful greenhouse gases. Residents can receive a FREE compost bin or wormfarm if they complete a workshop or online tutorial and quiz. The program also offers advice and assistance for schools and community groups.
The innovative 3-Council Ecological Footprint Project between Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils is assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.