Sustainable household guidance
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 email@example.com.
For more information visit sustaintrust.org.nz.