Our natural environment is being destroyed every day through excessive consumption, burning fossil fuels and food wastage, according to those leading a sustainability push in the Illawarra. They claim a society needs to make a shift to preserve our environment.

Permaculture teacher Aaron Sorensen said individuals can make a difference, and need to take the first step toward sustainability.

“It’s about taking responsibility for what we do, and I think that’s a really great thing,” he said.

Wollongong City Council has complied a list of ‘Sustainable Living’ activities Illawarra residents can take part in.