Useful Links

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. 


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Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency


An Australian Government website with information about Climate Change initiatives in Australia and actions you can take to reduce your carbon pollution.

Fridge Buyback


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


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. 

Wollongong Council Bushcare

Shoalhaven Council Bushcare

Shellharbour Council Bushcare

Sutherland Council Bushcare 

Various Council Bushcare websites. 

Birds in Backyards


Birds in Backyards website provides education and identification about the common birds found in your backyard.

Illawarra Bushland Database


Online database providing plant species lists for remnant vegetation in the Illawarra area.

Illawarra Biodiversity Strategy


Details about the Illawarra Biodiversity and Food Strategy program.

Atlas of Living Australia

Website sharing biodiversity knowledge

Landcare Illawarra

Intrepid Youth Landcare


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

Love Food Hate Waste


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).

Planet Ark


Provides information on various environmental issues and campaigns.

Recycling Near You


This is a directory of recycling services that can be searched by Council area.

Compost and Worm farm information


Wollongong Council information on composting and worm farms.

Wollongong Council Sustainability website

Shellharbour Council Sustainability website

Sutherland Council Sustainability website

Council websites.  Many have sustainability specific webpages, newsletters that you can subscribe to promoting events and workshops happening in the local area.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage 


An A-Z of topics and initiatives in NSW.

TED Talks


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

Home Design and Renovators Guide


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 to reducing energy use and saving money


Guide for renters and home owners on how they can become more sustainable.

North Wollongong Community Garden


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

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Local Food Cooperatives

 Illawarra Grow Local Food  Guides

Illawarra Grow Local Native Guide


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.


Last reviewed: 25 September, 2017