Put your home on a diet—a Low Carbon Diet!
  • Thursday 11 March 2010

Sunshine Coast Council and the state government have set all households a challenge during March—to trim down and lose up to two tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions in 30 days.

Council’s Environment Portfolio councillor Keryn Jones invites Sunshine Coast residents to join in a range of activities throughout March to help reduce their carbon footprint.

“Climate change presents a major threat to the Sunshine Coast community but together, if we make small changes to our daily lives then we are one step closer to tackling climate change and reducing its impact on our lifestyle,” Cr Jones said.

“The council activities held during March to promote a ‘Low Carbon Diet’ all aim to help residents reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and in turn reduce the Coast’s collective emissions.

“Residents can sign up to Living Smart Homes, get a Climate Smart Homes audit, attend a cooking lesson or a grow your own veggies workshop.

“There are plenty of opportunities to learn about how the small changes to our lifestyle can save money and help to reduce the effect of climate change on the Sunshine Coast.”

“And with this year being the ‘International Year of Biodiversity’ it’s the perfect time for people to make the change!”

Get involved in council’s carbon busting activities:

  • Adopt a low carbon diet and sign up to council’s free Living Smart program. Living Smart Homes is a FREE program that teaches easy ways to reduce household's greenhouse gas emissions and save money at the same time.
  • Learn how to make tasty, healthy, low-carbon treats with local star Chef Laurent at a free cooking demonstration and information session on Saturday March 13, from 9.30am to 11.00am at the Noosa Aquatic Centre. No need to book and there is free entry to the aquatic centre.
  • Learn some bike riding tips and tricks on at the Noosa Aquatic Centre from 10am to 11.30am Saturday March 13, from 10.00am to 11.00am at the Noosa Aquatic Centre. No need to book and there is free entry to the aquatic centre.
  • Request the Low Carbon Diet working book or CD by calling 5441 8259.
  • Book your home in for a Climate Smart Homes Service. Call 132 040 to register.
  • Grow your own veggies by attending a practical workshop—the March dates full, however extended dates for April will be available soon. Register your interest at 5441 8259).
  • Save and reduce your business’ eco footprint by joining up to ecoBiz.

Visit council’s website for more details.

Council has received a $9500 grant through the Queensland Government’s Low Carbon Diet Community Funding Program which supports organisations such as community groups, local councils and tertiary institutions to implement the Low Carbon Diet, a program to help reduce Queenslanders’ carbon footprints.