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Beat Plastic Pollution (May 23, 2018)

Sustainable drinking water: Tap water is best but what bottle should you drink it from. (April 23, 2018 )

What you can do to reduce waste (April 23, 2018)

GLOBALSTEWARDS: Sustainable Living Tips

(It is a public domain site) It has many suggestions for creating a sustainable lifestyle and includes an environmental calendar with links to good descriptions of the days it represents. (An American website)

SUSTAINING COMMUNITY: Families, Community, the Environment A non-organisational website for sustainable communities


DID YOU KNOW? (All Hallows, Dublin. 19th March 2018)

• Australia is one of the most wasteful countries in the developed world. We are the second biggest consumer of fabric.

• 6000 kg of clothes are thrown out every 10 minutes in Australia… Straight to landfill. 

• It takes 2700 litres of water to produce one cotton t-shirt – enough drinking water for 3 years.

• The Smith Family warehouse processes discarded clothing (3 million kg a year). Some are recycled for rags and 30% goes to waste. Op-shops are drowning in second hand, low quality clothing which means 85% goes to landfill.

• Three quarters of clothing purchased is thrown out within a year.


• Buy less – choose well – make it last.

• Repair, don’t replace.

• Do your research and buy sustainable fabrics.

• Shop in op-shops or consignment stores.

• Buy environmentally friendly clothing.

• Join Facebook swap groups or buy second hand clothing on eBay or in vintage stores.

Plastic Pollution :: Waste and Resource Recovery : Engage Victoria (22nd Nov 2017)

Waste Disposal Guide


Food Sustainability

Energy Sustainability






We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353