Future Living Skills, New Zealand
The Sustainable Living programme is a practical, fun way to learn and use actions to reduce your environmental impacts. It offers you future living skills for a healthier lifestyle and a new approach to consumer choices.
Where your local Council is a member you can first register and then download our learning guides, free. Go to the district and city gateway page on this site now, to check if they are on board!
Our charitable trust has re-designed the education programme for an net-savvy public, so we no longer rely just on tutor-taught evening courses, although they are recommended where available (e.g. recently in Auckland, Christchurch, Hutt City, Timaru). Now you can use Sustainable Living materials in your own learning group on future living skills, which could be home-based with neighbours, or at a community venue, environment centre or in the workplace. There is material in the learning guides for up to eight topic sessions of two hours. Registered users find those here.
From the learning guides, see how to make a healthier, drier and warmer home and how you can easily reduce your waste to landfill. Other topics to explore are: home food growing, water efficiency, avoiding toxic chemicals, smart food shopping and preserving tips, reducing your power bill, eco-building design or house renovation suggestions, lower-carbon transport options, and community resilience. All have a practical focus and are independent of commercial bias. Enjoy exploring this site - it is also searchable. (If you find there that your District Council is not yet a subscriber, we offer some basic information for free on other pages about living more sustainably in NZ and suggest actions you can take 'for starters').
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Our independently written, practical information and over a decade's experience running short courses, show how you can reduce carbon emissions, save money as a consumer and create a healthier lifestyle. If you're ready to reduce your environmental footprint, here's information that is designed for you in NZ. Sustainable Living (also known as Future Living Skills) is backed by independent research, local councils, educators and environmental NGOs and is free from commercial bias. During 2014 -2015 we are publishing a series of learning guides available to download, free once you are registered in a subscribing district. Start making a difference now.