Sustainable Living Information

The downloads area holds our 'Future Living Skills' Learning Guides on each topic. These are for registered site users, who have access by password issued free within member district council areas (or by an individual subscription option, at $39 per year).

The Sustainable Living Education Trust operates independently to gather and publishing useful information - it's the practical stuff that you need to know to make a difference, to take action where you live. We know that you are thinking globally whilst your action has to start locally, at home, in your neighbourhood and at workplaces.

Sharon, pictured below, joined one of our classes as a University of Canterbury student and went on to work at the University promoting sustainability for other students and Departments, on projects such as 'Eco My Flat'. Now she works professionally in waste minimisation. Perhaps you will make sustainability 'what you do'?

We start with easy, no-cost actions, then propose small investments that can pay for themselves, such as energy efficiency to cut power bills, and move on to the bigger challenges that there is opportunity to tackle less often. These apply when moving home, changing a vehicle, renewing domestic appliances, raising babies, renovating a house and deciding if and where to fly abroad. We aim to help you move towards lower-carbon living and reduce your waste of scarce resources, whilst keeping a good quality of lfe. You will feel good when these choices also save money and support better health. Our community education is focussed on 'future living skills'. Explore this theme more by Liking 'FutureLivingSkills' on our associated Facebook page.  (There is a feed from FB embedded on this page).

To be a user of Sustainable Living learning guides, just register once (you can do it from a  link at your district page.) If you find your district or city is already a member of the Trust, it is free to download the learning guides here. If they are not members, we have an individual subscriber option available at $39: write to the Coordinator to arrange  this: .  Meanwhile there is some useful basic info offered for free on our public pages. Enjoy exploring!


What's your footprint?

We can help you to understand and record your carbon footprint, in partnership with Enviromark-CarboNZero, and to understand other aspects of your environmental footprint, whilst keeping your well-being and quality of life in mind. 

Just browsing home sustainability issues?

If you'd enjoy exploring a range of home sustainability questions on-screen, perhaps to see how much you know about the basics already, try our household Quiz  then maybe go to the Issues page.

How to share this with friends

Note that now high school-based evening classes are less common, local learning groups are the easiest way to take part: described here.  You could host or lead one!