SHOP BETTER. DO BETTER. FEEL BETTER.
Have you been hearing a lot about ‘conscious consumption’ lately, and wondering how you can make a difference?
It’s easy to be overwhelmed and not know exactly where to start.
But did you know that it’s the little things you do that can make a big difference?
The small decisions you make every day can help you make a shift towards conscious consumption. Whether you are passionate about fair trade, or sustainability, or community support, we know that it’s important to be able to shop according to your values.
Our 'Shop Better. Do Better. Feel Better.' story is here to shine a light on some of our retailers that are making big gains in the areas of sustainability, ethical trade and charity support, and help you find the quick and easy ways in which you can get involved and show your support. We hope it makes it easier to become a conscious consumer, and to find ways to shop the values that are important to you.
SUSTAINABILITY AT CASUARINA SQUARE
Here at Casuarina Square we are focussing on implementing innovative environmental measures and systems that enhance performance but also minimise our impact on the environment. An example of this is the solar roof panels we installed on our roof in 2015, which now generate 25% of the centre's base electricity needs.
We’re also proud to say that many of our retailers are on a road of continuous improvement in regards to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility, as well as ethical and fair trading. Learn more about the positive steps our retailers are taking here.
5 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
Your small actions can make a big change!
It’s easy to make a contribution to a healthier, fairer, more sustainable world, just by making some slight adjustments to your usual habits.
Here are 5 quick and easy ways for you to make a difference today:
1. BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
Next time you’re grabbing a coffee here at one of your favourite cafes in-centre, bring your own reusable coffee cup to help reduce the 1 billion disposable coffee cups that get sent to landfill in Australia each year.
2. START A COMPOST
Save unused food from going to landfill and put it to good use fertilising your garden.
3. DONATE YOUR OLD CLOTHES
Clear out your wardrobe and donate your old clothes in one of our clothing donation bins to be re-worn by someone who needs it more.
4. BUY FAIR TRADE
Look for the ‘Fairtrade’ certification on products like chocolate, coffee, tea and vanilla when doing your grocery shopping at Coles
5. BRING YOUR REUSABLE BAGS
Say no to plastic bags and bring your own reusable bags instead!
Find out more about ethical and sustainable shopping opportunities