Green Living Centre

Green Living Centre
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Green Living Centre

Green Living Centre motifThe Green Living Centre is a sustainability resource centre in the heart of Newtown. The Green Living Centre is dedicated to growing a culture of environmental sustainability within the urban community.

The Green Living Centre is free and open to the public and offers a variety of services such as a library, free workshops, practical ideas for everyday sustainable living, educational and business programs.

The Green Living Centre is a joint initiative of City of Sydney and Marrickville Council, and part of an ongoing commitment to supporting sustainable environments.

We hope that a visit to the Green Living Centre will inspire you to take action for a sustainable future.

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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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