Green Living Centre

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The Green Living Centre is a sustainability resource centre in the heart of Newtown. It’s the result of a partnership between City of Sydney and Inner West Council, and has been helping the Newtown community reduce its environmental impact for the last ten years.

The Centre aims to inspire, motivate and support our local community to be environmentally healthy and sustainable and to reduce its carbon emissions in line with local targets. Our role at the Green Living Centre is to show local residents and local businesses the many ways that this can be done.

We invite you to attend one of our free workshops, sign up to our newsletter to keep track of our programs, or drop in and chat to staff about ways you can reduce your energy bill and support clean energy. We are also happy to take your collection of corks, batteries and printer cartridges, and we stock a small range of products you can buy, such as worm farms and worms, compost bins, and energy saving devices.

To find details of upcoming workshops visit, or sign up to receive our quarterly email newsletter. You can also find out what we're excited about by liking our Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

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2nd Hand Shopping Guide

In 2011 The Watershed released the I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide. The guide promotes the variety of second hand goods and services available in Newtown.

The free guide lists 50 King Street-based retail outlets that are dedicated to conserving resources and supplying second-hand goods. Along with retailers offering vintage and second hand clothing, the guide includes businesses which offer clothing alterations and repairs, second-hand books and CDs, antiques and furniture as well as computer and white good repairs. 

The I ♥ 2nd Hand Shopping Guide is available from the Green Living Centre at 218 King Street Newtown, as well as participating businesses. A digital copy can also be downloaded here:

Find out more

Click one of the links below for more information on the Green Living Centre:

  • Visit the Green Living Centre
    Information on the services and products available through our shopfront in Newtown.
  • Workshops
    The Green Living Centre's Community Education Program aims to provide support for individuals and groups to take positive action for sustainability.
  • Volunteer
    The Green Living Centre is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who run environmental education activities with the community and work with local businesses to improve their environmental performance.
  • Business program
    Our business program offers environmental advice and support services to businesses on King Street, Enmore Road and Erskineville Road.
  • Resources
    Links to a wide variety of sustainability-related resources for businesses and citizens.
  • Case study: Large scale worm farming trial (PDF)
    In 2013 the City of Sydney partnered with the Green Living Centre to trial large-scale worm farming with an apartment building.
  • Find us on Facebook
    If you're a Facebook user, you can visit the Green Living Centre's Facebook page for the latest news and photos. Click "Like" to receive updates in your news feed; you can opt out at any time.

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