The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) is a not-for-profit, community-driven organisation supported by the Macarthur Councils of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. MCSL is primarily an educational facility and model for sustainable technology. The Centre aims to celebrate Macarthur’s cultural diversity and explore sustainable living options with activities such as tours, festivals, markets, workshops, research, art, food, gardening and music. MCSL's Information Centre includes functioning displays of renewable solar energy production and use, waste water recycling, water and energy efficiency, waste avoidance and management. The main building demonstrates environmentally sound design and construction methods, utilising renewable and recycled building materials.
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a separate agency within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. OEH was formed on 4 April 2011 and works to protect and conserve the NSW environment, including the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage and our built heritage, and manages NSW national parks and reserves. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) became a separate statutory authority on 29 February 2012. The EPA is responsible for environmental regulation and associated activities throughout NSW.
Love Food Hate Waste helps you avoid food waste, save time and money and reduce your environmental impact by planning better, shopping smarter and storing food effectively. The Love Food Hate Waste program is managed by the Environment Protection Authority and run in partnership with retailers, food manufacturers, local government authorities and community groups.
Your Energy Savings website provides a starting point for information about saving energy and money, living more sustainably and reducing your environmental impact.
It can be difficult for a small business to find the reuse, recycling and waste services they need. Many don’t have the time or the experience in finding these types of services. So the BusinessRecycling website and hotline have been set up to make the job that much easier. Whether you run a café, a garage, a factory or an office block, you will be able to find reuse or recycling options for much of the waste generated by your business. BusinessRecycling has been made possible through the support of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Victorian Government.
The Recyculator is an interactive tool that aims to assist NSW councils, industry and businesses to estimate the full environmental benefits of recycling, help broaden resource recovery programs, and communicate these benefits in an understandable way. The Recyculator calculates the environmental benefits of large scale recycling initiatives across 21 material types in NSW in terms of the greenhouse benefits, energy savings, water savings and landfill space saved.
Helpful information for businesses can also be found at OEH website. It includes a range of tailored programs, management tools, information resources and training options on offer to businesses to help reduce consumption, overheads and operating costs.