Inner West Council

Home Eco Challenge 2016

Challenge your household to do something new to reduce your impact on the planet. Households that successfully complete their challenges each month will go in the draw to win great prizes*.

Challenges are one month long each. You can do one, two or all three. There will also be great workshops and events exclusively for challenge participants!

  • May: Challenge 1 - Sustainable Food. COMPLETED
  • June: Challenge 2 - Know Your Waste. COMPLETED
  • July: Challenge 3 - Energy and Water at Home Register Now!

Challenge 1 and 2 are now complete. All households are welcome to participate although only residents
of the Inner West Local Government Area will be eligible to receive prizes. 

For more detailed information and to help you with your challenges, download the factsheets:

Sustainable Food Factsheet.pdf

Know Your Waste Factsheet.pdf

Energy and Water at Home Factsheet.pdf


Lucky draw winners for the Sustainable Food Challenge received:

  • dinner for two at NOMAD in Surry Hills
  • one of two vouchers for fresh fruit and veggie deliveries

The winner for Know Your Waste Challenge received:

*Please see the Terms & Conditions of prize draws. 


Participants in the challenges will receive exclusive invitations to workshops when they sign up:

  • Challenge 1: Making Cheese & Yoghurt at Home on Tuesday 10 May and Thursday 12 May - COMPLETED
  • Challenge 2: Cooking with What You Have on Saturday 28 May and Saturday 4 June - COMPLETED
  • Challenge 3: Tour of Michael Mobbs's Sustainable House on Saturday 16 July - COMPLETED

For questions or more information, please email or call (02) 9716 1991.

This is an initiative of the Inner west Council. Only residents of the Inner West local government area will be eligible to receive prizes.

What have previous Eco Challenge participants thought? 

“For me, participating in the Eco Challenge was not about winning or competing with anyone else but more about challenging myself to learn something new and share what I have tried, in my sustainability journey. It was great to be part of this. No matter what you know, there is always more you can learn!”  Jyoti, Ashfield

"What I enjoyed most about the Eco Challenge program was how it focused on different aspects of our lifestyle allowing us to identify the areas where we could make the greatest improvement. For my family, the area where we've been able to make the most positive changes is food. We've dramatically reduced waste by meal planning, composting food scraps and growing herbs and salad greens. The program also motivated me to become a 'City Cousin' for Food Connect, a social enterprise connecting local farmers with city folk." Briana, Ashfield

"The Ashfield Eco Challenge is a great, fun community initiative. I enjoyed the fact that it was not preaching and covered a lot more than the basic water or electrical type things at home."  Nicole, Haberfield