Sustainable Living

Our sustainable schools.

Students from Holsworthy High School hold up their beetroot crop grown at SCRAP Centre in 2012

The SCRAP Sustainable Schools program provides great ideas and activities for schools like audits, surveys, investigations and problem solving …

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Biodiversity 

Australia is full of it but we’re losing it fast through destruction of habitat. We need to find that balance between using resources for our needs while maintaining the right of other species to exist. This is at the core of sustainable living and it is on a head on course with our modern system of take, take, take…

Cover SCRAP Biodiversity Manual, Artist - Leila Wedd

Cover SCRAP Biodiversity Manual, Artist – Leila Wedd

Irrigation

Irrigation – Australian invention – KISSS (Kapillary Irrigation Sub Surface

System) from Irrigation & Water Technologies Pty Ltd was installed through SCRAP Ltd at Kincumber PS using recycled sewerage water from Gosford Council in 2012. KISSS often saves 50% of the water used by above ground irrigation systems.

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Kincumber KISSS Artist Leila Wedd

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Solar Ventilation

People spend a massive amount on air conditioning not only through installation but also ongoing in electricity costs.

The Solar Star is an excellent piece of American technology which can virtually supplant A/C and once installed doesn’t cost a cent to run and lasts for years.

Cost is around $1200 installed within eastern Australia (other than remote locations). Call Peter on 0400 982 516 for a free quote…

Solar Roof Mount Instructions

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Skylighting

Many skylights are rather disappointing once installed providing far less light than hoped for but the Solatube has technology that provides up to 99.7% of the natural light into the room below (even around bends in the pipe). The attached document shows the options. Reduce your lighting costs in the darker areas of your building(s) with Solatube and enjoy healthier natural light.

Solar Tube Idea Book