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The Australian Conservation Foundation's GreenHome program will come to Victorian households, as part of the State Government's environmental sustainability action program announced last week.
The GreenHome program , funded at $2 million over four years, promotes sustainable living in the home and encourages householders to save water, reduce greenhouse pollution, cut down on waste and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
"Through the GreenHome program, thousands of Victorian households will learn how making simple changes in and around the home can make a big difference to the environment as well as save people money" said Don Henry, Executive Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Activities for the first year include 6-month community workshop series starting in Frankston, a Train the Trainer program and promotion of the online GreenHome program. The Australian Conservation Foundation will also be working with Environment Victoria who will rollout the GreenHome program to ethnic and low-income communities in Victoria.
* Replacing one light bulb with an energy-efficient compact fluoro saves around 33kg of greenhouse pollution a year.
* Replacing one shower head with a AAA water-efficient one saves around 44,000 litres of water a year and 2500 kg of greenhouse pollution.
* Composting your food scraps reduces your household's landfill waste by 40%.
To register for the Australian Conservation Foundation's GreenHome workshop series in Frankston, contact ACF on 1800 223 669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
To find out how to make your home a GreenHome visit: acfonline.org.au/greenhome. Online, you can measure your environmental impact on the site's eco-calculator, find all kinds of tips and information about greening your home and take the GreenHome Challenge to choose the actions you want to take.