Sustainable city living

Sustainable city living

Draft residential sustainability plan

Find out how the City of Sydney plans to make residential apartment buildings more sustainable.

The community consultation closes on Thursday 11 June.

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Growing a more sustainable Sydney

We all have a part to play in reducing our impact on the planet.

The City of Sydney is running the Green Villages program to help local residents lead more sustainable lifestyles.

Full of simple, practical tips, the Green Villages site aims to encourage residents to live sustainably, provide a space for everyone to contribute green ideas and connect people with experts who are working towards a greener, healthier earth.

Green Villages

You can find out more about:

Green workshops: Consider the Green Villages site your portal to help you create a more sustainable life. Our exciting workshop topics include edible gardens, composting and worm farming, upcycling, natural cleaning products, and much more.

Green tips: Going green begins in your home and extends far beyond your front door! Here you’ll find some handy hints for your home, work and even holidays. Other green ideas include the best local collaborative consumption sites, and water and energy-saving advice.

Grants: City grants support projects that add to what you love about your village and help different people in the community come together for something great. Find out about the types of grants on offer and all the latest success stories.

Community gardens: Part of the move towards locally grown foods, community gardens can significantly reduce the carbon impact of transported fruits and vegetables. Head to Green Villages for advice about starting your own community garden and more information about some of our favourites.

Plants and animals: Learn about the native plants and animals that call the local area home, find out what we’re doing to help them flourish and see what you can do too. 

City farm: We are on our way to developing the first city farm for central Sydney. Find out more about all you need to know, including the advisory group and what’s next for our farm in the city.


Green Villages

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How to start a worm farm in 4 steps

How to start a worm farm in 4 steps

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Did you know that the average aussie bin is made of up to 40% food? Learn how to start a worm farm in four easy steps with our interactive video tutorial – choosing your farm, setting it up, feeding your worms and trouble shooting.

Swap this for that: reduce the number of single use items in your life

Swap this for that: reduce the number of single use items in your life

15 May 2015

We’ve created this list to see if we could find easy replacements for single-use items like chopsticks, cling wrap and paper tickets.

Free Worm Farm label

Free Worm Farm label

28 April 2015

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Last updated: Friday, 22 May 2015