In celebration of Sustainable House Day this Sunday, we are sharing programs that can help you live more sustainably, and make a positive difference for the environment.
Knox households accounts for 18% of total greenhouse emissions in our community. As part of our recently adopted Climate Response Plan 2021-2031, we will be providing support to help our community to lower emissions and reach net zero by 2040.
There are small and practical steps we can take around the home to effectively reduce our carbon footprint. This includes composting food waste, improving energy efficiency by switching to LED light globes or using a reverse-cycle air conditioner for heating. These small steps can lead to bigger actions such as installing solar panels, or transitioning away from gas appliances. An added bonus of living sustainably is the cost savings associated with using energy efficient appliances and renewable energy.
We offer a number of programs and events to help you live more sustainably:
- Australian Energy Foundation: Get free energy saving advice to help you improve energy efficiency around the home. The consultants can provide advice in a range of areas, including insulation, LED lighting and hot water heat pumps. Book a free 20 minute consultation and see how you can start saving energy and costs.
- Compost community: Start your composting journey and purchase various composting products at discounted prices (up to 70% off). Products include bokashi bins, compost tumblers, worm cafes and more.
- Solar Savers Residential Q&A webinar, 27 October, 6:30 to 7:30pm: Discover how this program can help you switch to solar, and have your queries answered by the Solar Savers team and eko energy, the solar installer.
- Sustainability at Knox Information Session, 22 November, 1:00 to 2:00pm at Knox Library: Find out how you can live more sustainably and reduce waste for a greener future.
- How to transition from gas to an all-electric home webinar, 24 November, 6:00 to 7:30pm: Uncover the economic and environmental benefits of an all-electric home.
Learn more about the Sustainability programs and our climate actions on our Energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions web page.