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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:
- 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 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|
*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. 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.