We can all do our bit to keep household items, clothing and bric-a-brac out of landfill by hosting a garage sale. Or commit to sustainable shopping and pick up a pre-loved bargain!
There’s still time to sign up to the Garage Sale Trail this weekend and join over 300,000 garage sales already registered around the country.
We are working with apartments around the city to improve their environmental performance, too. This week, I was inspired to present the inaugural Smart Green Apartments Awards at Customs House, as part of our partnership with the residential strata sector to make buildings more energy and water efficient.
One top example is Aria, a 15-storey apartment building in Waterloo, that is now saving $61,000 through lighting upgrades and car park exhaust fans each year. Congratulations to the recipients and I look forward to seeing even better results next year.