3. Eat less resource-intensive foods such as red meat
Our Ecological footprint report was written specifically for the Port Phillip community to understand your footprint and the best ways you can reduce your environmental impact.
Eating less meat is one of the key actions identified in the report that you can take.
"The production of meat and dairy products requires extremely large amounts of land, land which is often cleared through the destruction of existing forests and ecosystems. Deforestation creates greenhouse gas emissions, which, combined with the amount of greenhouse gas emissions ruminant animals create, means that meat and dairy are a key contributor to our environmental footprint." - City of Port Phillip Eco Footprint Report.
4. Make your property more sustainable: plant trees, install solar and rainwater tanks, insulate and draught-proof
There's information about all these actions on our website.
5. Fly and drive less. Walk, ride and use public transport more
There’s many ways to get around our city. Find transport options and maps.
6. Buy less disposable products, reduce waste and recycle right
Everything you buy needs land, water and energy to be made and transported to you. You have power in every dollar you spend- use it wisely. Whatever waste you have needs to be properly separated.
Recycle right with our guide.
Find out where you can compost locally or buy a compost to compost at home. We've partnered with Compost Revolution to help our residents purchase the green cone, an innovative solution to recycling all kinds of food waste, for just $79.90. That's 70 per cent off the recommended purchase price of $299.
Take your soft plastics to Coles or Woolworths to be recycled by RedCycle.
7. Join local environmental groups
While personal action is important, you can also help change the larger system by supporting a climate action group.
You could join a local group. Here’s a list of them.
Or join one of the big climate action groups- here are some suggestions:
8. Plan for increased extreme weather events such as heatwaves and flooding
Read our guide on preparing for storms, flooding and heatwaves.