The Australian Conservation Foundation's (ACF) GreenHome project in Parramatta has recorded great results amongst the 65 households who recently participated in the sustainability project, leading to positive outcomes for their local environment.
Collectively the project's participants are now saving 11million litres of water, 380 tonnes of greenhouse pollution and 70,000 litres of landfill waste equivalent to 576 wheelie bins full of rubbish per year.
Participants were encouraged to take action in the home and make positive changes to their lives by installing energy efficient light globes, driving their cars less, composting their food scraps and many more simple actions.
For a first hand account of the success of this project, visit our website where you can view a video starring Parramatta resident, Susan Young and see how she's making a difference by reducing her environmental impact.
The program is also supported by an actions-based guidebook, workshops and an interactive web program. GreenHome workshops have most recently been held in Parramatta and Baulkham Hills with the next series planned to be held in Ryde mid-2006. GreenHome renovators EXPOs will also be held in Gosford and Woollahra later this year.
To take the Greenhome Challenge in your area sign-up online and join people from all around Australia to see how much energy, water and waste you can save!
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