Sustainable Living

Sustainable Schools Program

SCRAP’s Sustainable Schools Program began in 2000 when a consortium of partners came together to offer the EcoSnapshot Day in which schools undertook 5 audits and surveys covering – Solid Waste, Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Materials Use and Management in one day resulting in a comprehensive benchmarking of their environmental performance and great hands-on education

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Australia is full of it but we’re losing it fast through destruction of habitat. We need to find that balance between using resources for our needs while maintaining the right of other species to exist. This is at the core of sustainable living and it is on a head on course with our modern system

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The driest continent on Earth other than Antarctica should have its act together on water, don’t you agree? Well despite our obvious failures, in some ways,we do and KISSS (Kapillary Irrigation Sub-Surface System is one of those areas where we have wins. The system can save at least half the water needed for irrigation and

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Solar Ventilation

People spend a massive amount on air conditioning not only through installation but also ongoing in electricity costs. The Solar Star is an excellent piece of American technology which can virtually supplant A/C and once installed doesn’t cost a cent to run and lasts for years. Cost is around $1200 installed within eastern Australia (other

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Many skylights are rather disappointing once installed providing far less light than hoped for but the Solatube has technology that provides up to 99.7% of the natural light into the room below (even around bends in the pipe). The attached document shows the options. Reduce your lighting costs in the darker areas of your building(s)

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Solar Power

There are many options for renewable energy now available but for many households, businesses and even schools, etc the issue is reliability. Unfortunately (as we saw with home insulation) when the market opens up the cowboys ride into town. Lots of cheap (and nasty) deals abound. If you are considering switching to renewable forms of

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Current Sustainability Initiatives

Our Sustainable Schools
Holsworthy Community Garden

Students from Holsworthy HS create the first Vegie Bed at the HCG in 2018 SCRAP has worked with hundreds of schools and other organisations on Sustainability issues but … it all begins at home as they say and we have always been active with our host school – Holsworthy HS and never more so than

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Box Divvy

It connects farmers and food wholesalers directly with your Food Hub so you can get groceries with prices up to 40% less than online supermarkets. Saving you some serious dough on food. Profits are directed to lowering prices for members.

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