Useful Environmental and Sustainability Links
The links below have been provided to help you with your own green initiatives and provide information about environmental sustainability whether it is at home or at work or university. This list is by no means exhaustive and should be viewed as a starting point on your journey to becoming more informed. Please note we can take no responsibility for the content of websites that are external to our organisation.
Here are a couple of online home audit tools that can be used to assist you to work out where you are using electricity in your home. There are also plenty of other online tools out there.
An Australian Government website with information about Climate Change initiatives in Australia and actions you can take to reduce your carbon pollution.
Fridge Buyback is an award-winning residential energy savings program that pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge. Conditions apply refer to the website for details.
Sydney Water website covers a range of news items including information on major projects and how you can save water at home or at work.
|Various Council Bushcare websites.|
|Birds in Backyards website provides education and identification about the common birds found in your backyard.|
|Online database providing plant species lists for remnant vegetation in the Illawarra area.|
|Details about the Illawarra Biodiversity and Food Strategy program.|
|Website sharing biodiversity knowledge|
|Landcare Illawarra is a community based organisation that assists residents to get involve in environmental programs|
|Australian Sustainable seafood guide||Guide to assist in making sustainable seafood purchases|
|This is a NSW government initiative aimed at reducing food waste. There are plenty of tips and resources to help buy it (shopping), cook it (meal planners and recipes), and save it (store and reuse leftovers).|
|Provides information on various environmental issues and campaigns.|
|This is a directory of recycling services that can be searched by Council area.|
|Wollongong Council information on composting and worm farms.|
|Council websites. Many have sustainability specific webpages, newsletters that you can subscribe to promoting events and workshops happening in the local area.|
|An A-Z of topics and initiatives in NSW.|
|TED is a not for profit devoted to ideas worth spreading. This link is to the "A Greener Future Theme" were you can view over 100 talks on this topic|
|Your Home Design Guide provides information you need to design and build or renovate a more comfortable home that is less expensive to run while more environmentally friendly. Written by designers and builders, for designers and builders, it is the definitive tool for creating a home that is enjoyable to live in, cost effective and environmentally sensitive.|
|Guide for renters and home owners on how they can become more sustainable.|
|This is a link to the Community Garden located at the Wollongong PCYC (off Ajax Ave, North Wollongong). Garden Gatherings are 1st Sunday of the month, Fruit & Veg Swaps occur on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Visit the website for more details|
|Local Food Cooperatives|
|Two Guides produced by the Local Councils on how to grow native gardens and how to grow edible gardens.|
|Permablitz the Gong|
Community volunteering program that assists people to create permaculture gardens in their backyards, like backyard blitz but with a permaculture focus.