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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

There are a variety of ways to learn more about living sustainably, to get involved in sustainable living initiatives, and meet like-minded people in your community.

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.

The Sustainable Living Charitable Trust has re-designed the education programme for a net-savvy public, so they no longer rely just on tutor-taught evening courses. 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.

Topics include:

  • Gardening
  • Waste minimisation
  • Food
  • Community resilience
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Energy.

The Dunedin City Council is a member council so Dunedin residents can register on line at Sustainable living website (link to external website, new window).

Sustainable Action Communities

There are Sustainable Action Communities from Waikouaiti to Portobello to Mosgiel. The groups:

  • Connect people to others in their community
  • Provide opportunities to share skills in sustainable practice
  • Help create resilient communities.

Groups run activities such as beekeeping, preserving,sharing seeds, visits to eco-homes, keeping hens in the city, bicycle maintenance,stream cleanups and lots more.

Skills, time and venues are shared informally within each group at no cost, to the benefit of everyone in the group.

Contact - Education and Promotions Officer, Dunedin City Council on 03 477 4000 for more information about these groups.

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