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By working collectively, households can bulk-buy items like solar hot water or photovoltaic cells. A group discount can make it more affordable for everyone.
Sustainable Living in Kingborough, South Hobart Sustainable Community and the Kentish Energy Efficiency Network Embracing Renewables have arranged bulk purchases of solar power and/or solar hot water systems. Learn more about their activities and ask for advice about your project:
Community gardens are a great way to provide accessible, low cost, healthy food on a regular basis. If your garden includes composting or worm farms, then kitchen scraps can be turned into worm food and free soil conditioner. This also helps to reduce landfill and the greenhouse gases produced at the tip.
What you need to get started:
For a list of community and school gardens in your area, visit the Directory of Community Gardens. There are great resources about starting a community garden on the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network website. You can also read about the South Hobart Community Garden.
If there isn’t a space in your neighbourhood for a dedicated community garden, why not help your neighbours to grow their own food with a permablitz. A permablitz is a type of working bee where people come together at each other’s houses in turn to:
Interestingly, the term 'permaculture' (as a systematic method) was first coined by Tasmanians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. David Holmgren’s free e-book, Essence of Permaculture, provides a good summary of permaculture concepts and principles.
In 2014, the Tasmanian Climate Change Office funded Sustainable Living Tasmania to run a series of permablitzes. Learn more about the project in this short video Bright Green Sparks - Permablitz.
Work as a team to reduce waste within the community with these ideas:
Working as a group, there are many ways to reduce your costs and carbon emissions from transport. Try some of these ideas in your community:
More information for your community is available on our Resources for communities page.