How much carbon do you create every week? Find out during Sustainable Ipswich Week and take the challenge to reduce your carbon footprint alongside hundreds of others. each day shows you a way to live more sustainably so get your family, friends and colleagues aboard and crush carbon. Live, eat and play the sustainable way every day of the week. Share your efforts online and tell us about your carbon saving hacks using #sustainableipswich
Save some serious dollars and a tonne of carbon emissions every year by developing a new energy saving habit this week. Hot showers, big screen TV's air conditioners and heaters all create tonnes of carbon and cost plenty of money in power bills. As the world warms up, it is more important than ever to use only the energy we need.
Tips to reduce your water usage:
Tips to reduce your energy usage:
Start finding measurable ways to reduce your carbon footprint by joining the 1 Million Women Carbon Challenge and learn to live, eat and play the sustainable way!
Packaged processed foods require more energy to manufacture than un-processed food therefore creating more carbon emissions. Plus, the packaging creates unnecessary waste that needs more energy to be recycled or disposed of properly. Finally, any food waste we send to landfill emits methane, a gas 20 times more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide.
You can easily reduce your carbon footprint and waste by:
Go nude, leave pre-packaged food on the shelf and live, eat and play the sustainable way!
The aim of 'zero waste' is to send nothing to landfill - and it starts with all of us! If you love a bargain but don't really need it, leave it on the shelf until you are sure you need it. Making items that are single use takes a lot of energy and resources increasing carbon emissions.
Remember your Rs and you are on the way to living zero waste:
To use your purchase power when buying items, look for stores that promote zero waste:
For more information on being zero waste visit 1 Million Women and learn to live, eat and play the sustainable way!
The goods and services we choose to spend our money on have a huge effect on carbon emissions. It’s very easy to trim our carbon footprint down even further by choosing locally made goods over imported wherever possible.
Reasons to buy local:
Start your buy local shopping trip at the Ipswich Community Directory and learn to live, eat and play the sustainable way!
It’s easy to reduce your carbon footprint today and every day. If you have participated in all of the activities during Sustainable Ipswich Week you have reduced your footprint and contributed to a better environment. Well done!
What actions do you pledge to continue with in order to keep on reducing your carbon footprint?
Join the 1 Million Women Carbon Challenge and share your carbon reduction score from Sustainable Ipswich Week as you learn to live, eat and play the sustainable way!
Go green this weekend!
Planting a tree or shrub is not only enjoyable, it improves your environment, physical and mental health, reduces your carbon footprint, provides habitat for wildlife and beautifies the space. This weekend, plant a native tree in your garden and welcome the butterflies and bees.
Community Planting Day
If your garden is already thriving, come along to our next community tree planting day and help improve our waterways:
Event: Community Planting Day
Date: Saturday 24 August
Time: 1.30 pm
Location: Cribb Park, 39 Pelican Street, North Ipswich (meet at the end of Fitzgibbon Street)
For more information visit the Ipswich Garden of Eden Facebook Group.
Council Fee Plant Program
Council provides free plants to assist residents in going green:
For more information visit the Free Plant Program webpage and live, eat and play the sustainable way!