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Step-by-step instructions to help you start saving today.

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There are lots of ways to live greener. Our step-by-step instructions can help you save energy and costs, conserve water, reduce waste and travel smarter.

The actions are rated on the ease of doing them, the impact they will have on the environment and the savings that can be achieved. The more green symbols (ticks, leaves or dollar signs), the better.

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Title Ease Impact Savings
Energy; Travel Buy a fuel-efficient car Least easy Most Most
Energy Buy energy-efficient appliances Very easy More More
Energy Buy energy-efficient outdoor equipment Very easy More More
Waste Buy re-used and recycled Easy More More
Energy; Water Buy water-efficient appliances Very easy More Some
Energy; Travel Car pool and car share Easy Most Most
Energy Compare electricity and gas market offers Easy Some More
Waste Composting Easy Most Some
Energy Cook efficiently Very easy Some Some
Water Create a water-smart garden Least easy Most Most
Energy Draught-proof your home Very easy More More
Energy; Travel Drive efficiently Very easy More More
Energy Estimate running costs of appliances and technology Very easy More More
Energy Get a home assessment - energy Very easy More More
Water Get a home assessment - water Very easy More More
Energy Improve heating and cooling Easy More More
Water Improve watering practices Easy More More
Energy Improve window efficiency Least easy Most More
Energy Install a gas hot water system Least easy More Some
Water Install a greywater system Easy Some More
Energy Install a heat pump hot water system Least easy More More
Water Install a rainwater tank Least easy More More
Energy Install a solar hot water system Least easy Most Most
Energy Install insulation Easy Most Most
Energy Install solar power Least easy Most Most
Energy; Water Install water-efficient showerheads Very easy More More
Water Install water-efficient toilets Easy More More
Waste Keeping backyard chickens Least easy More Some
Water Maintain taps and irrigation systems Easy Most More
Waste Manage building waste Easy More More
Waste Manage e-waste Easy More Some
Waste Manage hazardous waste Easy More More
Waste Minimise bathroom, toilet and laundry waste Very easy Some Some
Waste Minimise food waste Very easy Most Most
Energy Reduce pool and spa running costs Easy Most Most
Waste Reduce, re-use, recycle Very easy More More
Energy Simple renovations for renters and homeowners Easy More More
Waste Start a worm farm Easy More Some
Energy; Travel Switch to a bike Easy Most Most
Energy Switch to efficient lighting Easy More Some
Energy Switch to green power Easy Some None
Energy Use appliances efficiently Very easy More More
Energy Use lights efficiently Very easy More More
Energy Use outdoor equipment efficiently Very easy More More
Energy; Travel Use public transport Easy Most Most
Water Use water efficiently Very easy More More
Energy; Travel Use your car less Very easy Most Most