I can think of one significant way of reducing our reliance on non-renewable resources which reduces the effect on our hip pocket and the environment all at the same time!
We need to radically rethink the way we plan and site our homes. If our homes are sited correctly we can heat, cool and even light our homes with little monetry cost to ourselves or harm to the environment. The only ones who lose out are the power suppliers and personally I don’t think that’s a bad thing!
I wonder why our Aussie Government hasn’t seriously considered encouraging sustainable home building and rennovations in the suburbs.
I am bitterly disappointed to see more and more farmland going under concrete and glass as we build more and more unsustainable energy guzzling dwellings in our outer suburbs!
It’s pretty easy to build a sustainable house sited correctly – it just requires some research and intelligence.
I rekon if there were sustainable display homes in the display home villages to show house buyers that they can still build a wonderful home that suits all their needs, but reduces environmental harm and costs less to run than a “traditional” Aussie house, there would be a lot more correctly sited, sustainable homes in our suburbs.