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 below, joined one of our classes as a University of Canterbury student and went on to work at the University promoting sustainability there, 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 informed ready 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.
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 subscrber option 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.
Just browsing home sustainability issues?
We can tell you more, if you've time
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.