Sustainable Living Information
Quick link to downloads area for our Learning Guides on each topic (for registered site users, access by password within subscribing council areas).
The Sustainable Living Education Trust in New Zealand operates independently, gathering and publishing useful information for future living skills - the practical stuff that you need to know to make a difference, to take action where you live. We know that you think globally whilst your action starts locally, at home, in the neighbourhood, and 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 professionally in waste minimisation.
We start with easy, no-cost actions, then propose small investments that can 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 if and where to fly abroad. We aim to help you move towards lower-carbon living and reduce your waste of scarce resources, whilst keeping a good quanlity of lfe. You will feel good when these choices also save money and support better health. Our community education is focussed on 'future living skills'. Explore this theme more on our associated Facebook page.
To sign up now as a user of Sustainable Living learning guides on several topics from Nov 2014 and more from January 2015, register at your district page. If your district or city is a member of the Trust it's free to download the learning guides here. If they are not members, we shall have an individual subscriber option available for the first time in 2015-16. Meanwhile there is useful basic info offered for free on our public pages, which are searchable. Enjoy exploring!
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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 and quality of life in mind.
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Our independently written, practical information and over a decade's experience running short courses, show how you can reduce carbon emissions, save money as a consumer and create a healthier lifestyle. If you're ready to reduce your environmental footprint, here's information that is designed for you in NZ. Sustainable Living (also known as Future Living Skills) is backed by independent research, local councils, educators and environmental NGOs and is free from commercial bias. During 2014 -2015 we are publishing a series of learning guides available to download, free once you are registered in a subscribing district. Start making a difference now.