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Eco shopper

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:

  • Buying products with minimal and/or recyclable packaging.
  • Remembering to bring your green bags to the shops.
  • Buying in bulk.
  • Shopping 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 are now offering rebates on a number of products which 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*;

ItemRebate
Worm farm or compost bin50% / up to $40
Nest Boxes for native animals50% / up to $30
Indigenous plants (purchased from the indigenous plant seller)50%/ up to $30
Rain water tank purchase50% /up to $100
Plumbing for Rain water tank50% / up to $100
House insulation 50% / up to $100
Bee hotel50% / up to $30
Modern Cloth Nappies50% / up to $100

*Terms and conditions apply.

Items must have been purchased in the 2019-20 financial year. To claim your rebate simply complete the Green Living Subsidies Form and send in with proof of item purchase (receipt) and residency (rates notice or drivers license) to
mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au or
post to;
City of Holdfast Bay,
PO Box 19,
BRIGHTON,
SA 5048

Green Living Gardens

Urban gardens are important spaces in which our native plants and animals can thrive given the right assistance. If you are looking to create a water-wise, wildlife-friendly garden or verge, below are some fantastic guides for you.

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 the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. 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.