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Sustainable Latrobe

Developed in conjunction with the Natural Strategies Group, this Guide is designed to help Latrobe City residents take action to live more sustainably at home and in the community. The Guide is packed with ideas, tips and inspiration about how small, easy changes can have positive impacts on the environment and your health and wellbeing - and save you money too!

So go on, challenge yourself to take up a new sustainable action today! Find out just how easy it is to work towards creating a sustainable future for ourselves, our children and our children's children.

Buy an energy efficient car

Buy an energy efficient car

With the emergence of peak oil and climate change as hot issues, car manufacturers have been focusing on fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and hybrid technology. So when you’re ne ... more »

Avoid products with excessive packaging

Avoid products with excessive packaging

Give priority to purchasing unpackaged products and save the earth's precious resources. more »

Buy local and seasonal food

Buy local and seasonal food

Locally produced food grown in sync with the seasons is fresher and requires less energy to produce and transport to you. more »

Buy renewable electricity

Buy renewable electricity

Every time you use electricity in your home greenhouse gases are belched out on your behalf. So buy the clean stuff! more »

Generate your own electricity

Generate your own electricity

The sun hitting your roof can power your home. It's just a question of gadgets. more »

Install solar hot water

Install solar hot water

Sunlight converts cold water into hot water. No gases are emitted and no one gets hurt. Life is rarely this simple! more »

Use water efficiently

Use water efficiently

Water conservation on the driest continent on the planet is essential, logical and too long in coming. There are lots of easy things we can all do! more »