Links & Tips
Everyone wants to do their bit to minimise the impacts of climate change, and installing energy-saving globes and water-efficient showerheads are a great first step. There’s plenty you can do at home for little or no cost.
Want to get greener at home?
GreenPower An easy way to make sure your electricity comes from renewable resources.
Australian Conservation Foundation "Green Home”. A wealth of practical information on how to make you home and lifestyle greener.
NABERS Home Rating Tool The National Australian Built Environment Rating System is a simple to use web-based calculator for your home’s environmental impact.
Green Electricity Watch Helping you choose your green electricity supplier.
Recycling Near You Look up your council area to see what items can be recycled in your kerbside bins.
Want to reduce your emissions from the family car?
Green Vehicle Guide This Australian website rates vehicles on their greenhouse emissions.
Want to get greener at the office?
ABGR Office Rating Tool The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating uses 12 months of real energy data to obtain a star for commercial office premises.
Green Star Office Rating Tool The Green Building Council’s Rating for Environmental Performance of commercial buildings.
Want to offset your carbon emissions?
Carbon Offset Guide Australia An independent directory for businesses, government agencies, NGO organisations and individuals seeking information about offsets.
Want to know more about health aspects of CFLs and safely disposing your old energy-saving light bulbs?
CFLs and health fact sheet Questions and Answers on CFLs and health issues, prepared by LESS.
Federal government website on safely disposing CFLs Information on disposal methods and recycling options in each State.
Want to find out more about accreditation and government schemes?
NSW Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme The scheme is administered by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal allowing creation and trading of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Certificates.
Questions and Answers More information about how accredited companies that provide free or discounted lightbulbs and showerheads work as part of the Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme.
Department of Climate Change (Greenhouse FriendlyTM administrators) Information about Australia’s greenhouse emissions by sector, and national programs to counter climate change.
Encouraging and supporting government, business and communities to promote environmental sustainability in water, energy and materials.
Want to research policy or get active on climate change?
The Total Environment Centre A Sydney-based NGO established in 1972 that campaigns to protect the natural environment; improve the urban quality of life; and reform environmental laws and practises.
GetUp.org. An independent movement with a campaign on National climate change policy.