Environment & Waste

Community Programs and Groups

Are you looking for ways to get involved in environmental initiatives and events? Looking for things that you can do to help keep our environment, both locally and globally, healthy? Would you like to meet like minded people?
There are many ways that you can get involved and make a difference.  This page includes links to programs, activities and groups that will help you on your road to environmental sustainability. 

Community programs

Love Food Hate Waste

NSW households throw out $2.5 billion worth of edible food per year.  This equates to $1000 per household.  Wasting food is a waste of energy, a waste of resources, a waste of water and a waste of money.  Find out simple ways to reduce your food wastage.

For more information visit,  Love Food Hate Waste

Plastic Bags – Kick the Habit

Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, which equals to over 10 million new bags per day.  Many of these will end up as landfill or litter and become a major threat to wildlife, in particular marine life.  If you are from a community in the Gosford area trying to ban the plastic bag in your area, contact greenliving@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au to see what support we can do to support your endeavour.

For more information visit, Clean Up Australia

I Refill Not Landfill – go bottled water free

Australians spend over a half a billion dollars a year on bottled water. Over half of these bottles, will end up in landfill or as litter.  Council is encouraging residents to ditch the bottled water habit and get into reusing refillable bottles instead.

If you are a community group organising an event and would like to hire our portable refill stations,contact greenliving@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au for details. 

Rural Residential Living

A Guide to Rural Residential Living is designed especially for those living on rural residential properties. It aims to bring together in one central location a range of useful information and resources to assist rural landowners enjoy the rural lifestyle they have chosen and to achieve the personal goals set for their property. These could include raising livestock, attracting wildlife, growing your own food or recreating a personal patch of the Australian bush. In particular, the Guide aims to ensure these activities complement the natural environment and local community.

For more information visit, Rural Residential Living.

Environmental education groups and organisations

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