Sustainable Living in New Zealand
The Sustainable Living programme is a practical, fun way to learn and to try out actions that will reduce your environmental impact at home. It’s an opportunity in New Zealand to 'make a difference for the planet', live a healthier lifestyle and maybe save on everyday living costs.
Lesley (pictured here) took the course in Christchurch because she and her husband sought a better future for her son and baby daughter, growing up in a world of limited resources and warmer climate. "Being a parent makes you think much more about future challenges than you did as teenager."
In 2014 we have re-designed the programme to better suit an internet-savvy public, and we no longer rely just on taught evening courses. You can use Sustainable Living now in your own home-based or workplace learning group on future living skills.
If your council is a subscriber, their support allows you to download our learning guides free. If your local council is not yet a subscriber, you can purchase access to the materials direct from us at Sustainable Living, a registered educational charitable trust. And/or you could encourage the Council to join from July 2014! Read more about the Trust and its supporters here
From the learning guides, you will find out what would make your house a healthier, warmer place and how you can reduce your waste going to landfill. Other topics include lower-carbon transport options, organic gardening, water saving, avoiding toxic chemicals, food shopping and food preserving tips, reducing power bills and environmental footprints, eco-building design suggestions and community resilience. All are examined with a practical focus, and independent of commercial bias or sales pressures.
We also offer some basic information free to the public on these web pages about living more sustainably in NZ, whilst the detail is available only to our registered users: see the local district or city's gateway page on this site to get your access.
Our independent practical information and a decade of experience running short courses, show how you can reduce carbon emissions, save money and create a healthier lifestyle. If you're ready to reduce your environmental footprint in NZ, here's information that is designed for you. Sustainable Living programme is backed by independent research, local councils, educators and environmental NGOs and is free from commercial bias. From mid 2014 we have a learning guide available to download, once you are registered. Start making a difference in your life now.