Households Making a Difference
Since moving to the Bullaburra in February 2007, Lyn and Rob have installed a 10,000 litre rainwater tank for the toilet and vegetable garden; replaced their electric hot-water system with a "Quantum" heat-pump system; replaced most incandescent lights with compact fluorescents; started to make vegetable gardens to supply at least 50% of their vegetables; will change to 100% green electricity within 3 months and will build a conservatory to provide some solar heating for their house.
Lyndal from Katoomba has installed a rainwater tank; recycles water and composts.
Paul has signed up to 100% accredited green power; rarely puts out a bin and recycles heavily and is planning to install photovoltaic cells.
Leanne has reduced cars in the household to one car; is in the process of putting in a water tank; has started composting; is planning a vegetable garden and will change to a solar hot water system.
Jenny has changed lightbulbs; turns off all stand-by electrical equipment; turns off unnecessary lights; has reduced water usage to 53 litres a day; uses 100% accredited green energy; composts; plants native plants and does not water her garden; moved house to be close to shops and train station resulting in 50% less car usage and is gradually making her house more energy efficient.
This feedback was provided at the Blue Mountains Climate Change Forum 2007 hosted by Blue Mountains City Council and was posted in August 2007.