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If you choose energy efficient equipment for air conditioning and heating, you can achieve bonus savings of up to 30% in energy costs and greenhouse gases.

Copiers that have earned the ENERGY STAR, 'sleep' or power down when not in use and generally use 40% less electricity compared to standard models.

1°C difference in temperature between indoors and outdoors can add 3% to your air conditioning bill and increase greenhouse gas emissions by the same amount.

Fluorescent lights generate only 1/5 as much greenhouse gas as ordinary globes, yet still produce the same amount of light.


Australians create about 28 million tonnes of rubbish every year. Just over one third of this material is recovered for recycling.

Australia is also one of the highest producers of waste per head of population in the world.


There are over 8 million cars on Australia's roads.

According to the Australian Automobile Association, the average commuter spends approximately $7,500 per year or $15 per day to operate their car.

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