Sus­tain­able house­hold guid­ance

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House­hold­ers fac­ing in­creas­ing liv­ing costs can get free ad­vice on the phone, by email or on­line.

The New­town- based Sus­tain­abil­ity Trust has set the Home Ad­vice ser­vice up with the sup­port of the Min­istry for the En­vi­ron­ment, and Welling­ton City Coun­cil.

Home Ad­vice is a free phone and on­line con­sul­ta­tion ser­vice pro­vid­ing ex­pert help on is­sues to do with en­ergy, waste, water and af­ford­able lo­cal food.

Sus­tain­abil­ity Trust spokes­woman Christina Bel­lis said the ser­vice was set up be­cause house­hold­ers’ costs had been ris­ing. With the in­creas­ing cost of power, food and rub­bish dis­posal, it was im­por­tant for house­hold­ers to know what re­sources were avail­able, and how they could save money, she said.

One ex­am­ple of sav­ing was to re­duce house­hold waste and re­source-use at the same time.

‘‘Typ­i­cally, our ad­vis­ers get asked about in­su­la­tion and heat­ing, sav­ing money on power, dis­pos­ing of old bat­ter­ies and light bulbs, and fix­ing cold and damp homes.

‘‘Now any­one in the re­gion can get ex­pert help on sav­ing money and re­sources in the ar­eas of waste, water en­ergy or lo­cal food is­sues.’’

Home Ad­vice ad­vis­ers are avail­able now on 0508 787 824, or email ad­vice@sus­tain­trust.org.nz.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit sus­tain­trust.org.nz.

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