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Green Living is about the philosophy of our whole lives. Whether it's growing your own veggies, buying green power, or using public transport, we can be and think green in every aspect of our lives.
Eco-shoppers reduce the amount of waste they produce by making environmentally conscious decisions when it comes to buying products.
Tips to Eco-shopping include:
- Buy products with minimal and/or recyclable packaging.
- Remember to bring your green bags to the shops.
- Buy in bulk.
- Shop at places that allow you to purchase food, drink, shampoo, laundry detergent, and similar items in reusable containers (such as honey from a health food shop, dry goods from a bulk supplier, or using a reusable cup to purchase take away hot beverages).
Green Living Subsidies
We offer rebates on a number of products that assist our community to live a greener lifestyle. Whilst funds last, households and businesses can receive one rebate per financial year on the following items*;
|Worm farm or compost bin||50% / up to $40|
|Nest Boxes for native animals||50% / up to $30|
|Indigenous plants (purchased from the indigenous plant seller)||50%/ up to $30|
|Rainwater tank purchase||50% /up to $100|
|Plumbing for Rainwater tank||50% / up to $100|
|House insulation||50% / up to $100|
|Bee hotel||50% / up to $30|
|Modern Cloth Nappies/Reusable Menstrual Items||50% / up to $100|
|Cool roofs||50% / up to $100|
*Terms and conditions apply.
Items must have been purchased in the 2021-22 financial year. To claim your rebate simply complete the Green Living Subsidies Form and send it in with proof of item purchase (receipt) and residency (rates notice or drivers license) to
City of Holdfast Bay,
PO Box 19,
Green Living Gardens
Urban gardens are important spaces in which our native plants and animals can thrive given the right assistance.
We recommend the advice provided in these guides. They have been well-researched by experts and put together by gardeners, ecologists, and landscape architects thanks to Green Adelaide and Hills & Fleurieu Landscape Boards. They provide advice about native plants that you can use in place of common garden 'weedy' plants, landscaping design advice, and how to find and grow native plants.
And remember our Green Living Subsidies include the purchase of native plants to get you started on your native garden journey.
Reusable cup discounts
Did you know that in Australia alone, 200 million disposable coffee cups end up in landfill each year?
Using a reusable cup when buying hot beverages is not only great for the environment but can also save you money.
The cafes listed below offer a discount to customers who take their own cups to purchase hot beverages
|The Beachouse||50 cents off|
|Boomers on the beach||10% off|
|Bracegirdle's||50 cents off|
|Cibo Espresso||5% off|
|Fleurieu Bites||20 cents off|
|Gloria Jean's||50 cent off|
|Il Kafe||10% off|
|Mockingbird Lounge||50 cents off|
|Organik store and Cafe||50 cent off|
|Sabai cafe||50 cent off|
|St. Louis House of Fine Ice cream and desserts||10% off|
|The Annex||50 cents off|
|Feed, Jetty Road||50 cents off|
|Seafaring Fools||50 cents off|
|Stamford Grand Bar||$1 off|
|Brighton Jetty Bakery||10% off|
|Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream Co.||50 cents off|
|Esplanade hotel||50 cents off|
|Edge Deli||50 cent off|
|Cafe Lune||10% off|
|Miss 5048||50 cents off|
|Good Day||50 cents off|