Find out about community-focused sustainability projects and learn how you can live a more sustainable life in the Byron Shire.
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Food and grocery items can have a big impact on the environment and the people that grow and produce it. Things to consider when buying your weekly groceries include:
Community gardening is a great way to:
There are multiple community gardens in the Byron Shire:
Byron Shire Council recognises community gardens as legitimate social assets that enhance local food security. Council is committed to the promotion, development, and management of community gardens across the Shire in accordance with best practice guidelines.
Thinking about starting a new community garden? Read our Byron Shire Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines.
Transport can have a huge impact on carbon emissions.
There are options available to help reduce your transport footprint:
Being energy efficient is an important part of being sustainable at home and in the workplace. There are many ways in which we as individuals can improve our energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and save on energy bills.
We are working hard on its Net Zero Emissions Action Plan for Council operations, to help us reach carbon neutral status by 2025. See our Net Zero Projects for further information on partnerships, community action on climate change, solar mapping and much more.
Check out the following resources to learn and take active steps to become more energy efficient -
Sustainable design and construction principles can:
Considering the life cycle and origin of goods and materials you purchase can also help to reduce waste and energy.
Check out the following resources to get inspired for sustainable design and construction:
Head to our Waste and Recycling webpages for more information on recycling right, council support to manage waste, our Towards Zero Integrated Waste Strategy and Resource Recovery Centre & Store.