Sustainable Living

The Library's Sustainable Living Collection is a fantastic resource that contains all sorts of material, including books, DVDs and magazines on practical ways to live sustainably.

The collection also includes material aimed at school students and picture books for young children.

A full list of titles in the collection 

The following topics are included:

  • Energy and water saving 
  • Recycling and re-use
  • Solar power
  • Alternative energy
  • Peak oil
  • Sustainable building and renovations
  • Climate change action
  • Eco-shopping
  • Organic gardening and cooking
  • Composting
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Green parenting


The Sustainable Living Collection was funded as part of the City's Rigby House Solar Panel Project, via grants from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, and Water's 'Climate Change Fund Public Facilities Program', to assist with community education. The collection was officially launched on Wednesday 13 October 2010.