DIY Home Sustainability Library Kit

Now that our Home/Garden reviews are finished, you can still take advantage of our project by borrowing our DIY Home Sustainability Library Kit from your local library.   The Kit includes a home sustainability guide, a number of sustainable devices to help you assess the sustainability of your home (not available in Eurobodalla and Cooma-Monaro Shires) and various books and DVDs on a number of sustainability topics.

Home Sustainability Guide

Library Home Sustainability Guide

We have designed our simple, colourful and practical home sustainability guide to make it as easy as possible for you to improve the sustainability of your home and garden.  It includes sections on how to understand your energy bill, and room-by-room guides to your home.

Download High Res Version (7MB): Sustaining our Towns Home Sustainability Guide

Download Low Res Version (3MB): Library GuideF_lowres

Download Room Diagram Illustrations (A4 Printable):A4_SOT Illustrations

Download Room Diagram Illustrations (A3 Printable): A3_SOT Illustrations

Please contact us on (02) 4475 1007 if you are interested in copies of the Guide for your school library or community group.

Sustainable Devices

Our home sustainability library guide can be borrowed from most libraries across our project region with a number of sustainable devices to help you assessment sustainability of your home (not available in Eurobodalla and Cooma-Monaro Shires for risk reasons).  This includes the devices listed below.

Using the Power Usage Meter

Using the infrared thermometer

Using the compass to check orientation

Using the compass to check orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books and DVDs

We have placed a range of sustainable living books and DVDs into libraries across the region to complement our Home Sustainability Guide.  These include the resources listed below.

Books

The CSIRO Home Energy Saving Handbook (CSIRO)     /   Making your House Sustainable: A Guide to Retrofitting (Wrigley, D.)     /     A Slice of Organic Life (Goldsmith, S.)    /     Australian Green Home and Garden (Stewart, R.)   /   Creating your Eco-Friendly Garden (Horsfall, M)     /    Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden (Horsfall, M)    /     The Permaculture Home Garden  (Woodrow, L.)    /   Composting  (Marshall, T.)

DVD’s

Gardening Australia – Permaculture    /    Costa’s Garden Odyssey 1 & 2    /    Eco House Challenge   /   Lush House

Children’s Resources

Dirt Girl World – Bugs (DVD)    /   Dirt Girl World – Get Dirty  (DVD)   /   Blueback (Winton, T.)    /  Make It!  (Bull, T.)  /  Look After Your Planet  (Child, L.)

Magazines

Sanctuary  /  Green Magazine  /  Renew

Images of Jackie Keogh by Photographer Robyn Rosenfeldt.

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