Sustainable Living Information

The Sustainable Living Education Trust in New Zealand gathers independently and publishes useful information for future living skills - the practical stuff that you need to know to make a difference, taking action where you live. We know you think globally but your action starts  locally, at home and in the neighbourhood, or at workplaces.

Sharon, pictured here, joined one of our classes as a University of Canterbury student and went on to work at the University promoting sustainability for other students and Departments, on projects such as 'Eco My Flat'. Now she works in waste minimisation.

We start with easy, no-cost actions, then propose small investments that pay for themselves, such as energy efficiency to cut power bills, and move on to the bigger challenges that you have opportunity to tackle less often but can be ready-informed for, such as when moving home, changing a vehicle, renewing domestic appliances, raising babies, renovating a house and deciding on long-distance flights. We aim to help you move towards lower-carbon living and reduce your waste of scarce resources. You will feel extra good when these choices also save money and support better health. Our skill education is focussed on future living needs.

To sign up now as a user of Sustainable Living learning guides, register at your district page. It's then free if your district or city is a member of the Trust. If they are not, we shall have an individual subscriber option available soon.


What's your footprint?

We can help you to understand and record your carbon footprint, in partnership with CarbonZero, and to understand other aspects of your environmental footprint, whilst keeping your well-being in mind. 

Specific question?

If you know exactly what you are seeking on an aspect of sustainability, try a keyword or phrase in our site search engine (top right of this page). Most of the detail is only available to registered users - see our districts page for how to register. It's quick and easy.

Just browsing home sustainability issues?

If you prefer to explore a range of home sustainability issues on-screen, to see how much you know already, try our household Quiz 

We can tell you more, if you've time

There's information from our team on film available at YouTube. Hear our Coordinator, Rhys Taylor, delivering a talk to local government colleagues in Auckland about Sustainable Living programme: embedded film clip below (9 minutes - other sections follow). It is from a few years back whilst delivery was focussed on taught evening classes. To see subsequent parts switch to viewing the video at YouTube.

Note that local learning groups are now the easiest way to take part, described here.

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