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As part of our Sustainability for Diverse Communities Resource Hub, we've pulled together some sustainability translations created by other orgs and have added lots of new translations of our own - you'll find them in green. 

On this page you'll find them sorted by topic, and we also have a page of translations sorted by language.

A word of warning! Many of these translations were produced by different organisations for different projects. We have tried to only include information which is widely relevant, so we don't confuse people. If you find that any of these translations are confusing, or badly translated, please let us know.

Also contact us if you have other translations you'd like to add, or if you find a link which is no longer working. If you would like to widely distribute any of these publications, you'lll need to check with the original publisher on their copyright conditions. You are welcome to distribute the Environment Victoria pubilcations, as long as you acknowledge Environment Victoria. Have fun!

Sorted by topic

General
Waste and recycling 

Consumerism and chemicals
Energy and climate change
Gardening, composting and food
Water
Public housing
Backyard biodiversity

 

General

Top 10 tips for keeping cool this summer
Here are some tips to make your house feel like a home and not an oven on hot days, without sending your electricity bill or your greenhouse gas emissions through the roof.
By: Environment Victoria
Czech   English

Discounts, Rebates and Free Things
NEW two page colour leaflet on rebates, discounts and free things you can get
By: Environment Victoria
English   Arabic   Chinese   Hakha Chin   Karen   Somali   Turkish   Vietnamese  Zomi


The Quick Guide to Sustainable Living

NEW six page document and checklist on how to live more sustainably
By: Environment Victoria
English   Arabic  

 

Waste and recycling 

I’m Tuan and this is my wife Tien, we try to do our bit because of climate change
NEW A5 leaflet, with a profile and tips for reducing waste
By: Environment Victoria
English   Chinese  Vietnamese

Easy Recycling Guide
Two page colour leaflet, on non-council specfic stuff (e.g. don't put your recyclables in plastic bags).
By: The NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
English   Arabic   Chinese   Greek   Italian   Korean   Macedonian   Spanish   Vietnamese

Get it right on bin night
Two page document on non-council specfic stuff (e.g. don't put your recyclables in plastic bags).
By: Metro Waste Management Group
English   Arabic   Chinese   Vietnamese

 

 

Consumerism and chemicals

The Story of Stuff
Clever and engaging 20 minute film on how what we buy affects the planet.
By: Annie Leonard
English   Arabic   Chinese (traditional Mandarin)   Dutch   French   German   Hebrew   Portugese   Russian   Spanish   Thai

Easy Green Cleaning
Two page colour leaflet
By: The NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
English   Arabic   Chinese   Greek   Italian   Korean   Spanish   Macedonian   Vietnamese

 

Energy and climate change

Clean Energy Fact Sheet
NEW A4 double sided A4 fact sheets on why a carbon price is necessary to clean up our energy supply
By: Environment Victoria
English  Italian  Greek  Chinese   Vietnamese   Filipino  Arabic   Arabic Sudanese   Punjabi   Burmese   Turkish   Karen

 

 

Top tips for saving electricity at home
NEW A4 double sided A4 fact sheets on how you can save energy around the home
By: Environment Victoria
English  Italian  Greek  Chinese   Vietnamese   Filipino  Arabic   Arabic Sudanese   Punjabi   Burmese   Turkish   Karen

 

I'm convinced that climate change is real
NEW A5 leaflet, with a profile of an African man and tips for saving energy
By: Environment Victoria
English   Amharic   Dinka   Oromo   Somali

Top 10 Winter Tips for a Warm, Efficient and Sustainable Home
NEW double sided A4 on how to save energy in winter
By: Environment Victoria
English   Chinese   Hakha Chin   Karen   Vietnamese   Zomi

 

Living with climate change film
By: Brimbank City Council
English

NEW Energy saving tips and demonstration films
By: Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd, 2011
Arabic    Chinese     Greek     Italian     Turkish     Vietnamese      

NEW A Recipe for Energy Efficiency film
By: City of Darebin, Talking My Language Program, Nov 2011
Hindi

NEW Household Energy and Water Efficiency film
By: City of Darebin, Talking My Language Program, Nov 2011
Hazaragi (Afghani language)

NEW Energy tips flip chart
By: Cities of Darebin and Yarra, Talking My Language Program, Nov 2011
Italian

NEW Energy Efficiency Tips fridge magnet
By: City of Darebin, Talking My Language Program, Nov 2011
Vietnamese

 

Fact sheet - Energy rebates
By: Darebin Council 2012
Vietnamese

Fact sheet - Hot water systems
By: Darebin Council 2012
Vietnamese

Fact sheet - Low energy cooling
By: Darebin Council 2012
Vietnamese

Fact sheet - Solar panels
By: Darebin Council 2012
Vietnamese

Top tips to save money on your energy bills
By: Darebin Council 2012
Vietnamese - printing  Vietnamese - web version

 

NEW Energy Saving Manual
By: City of Darebin, Talking My Language Program, 2011
Macedonian and English

Tips to Save Power
10x25cm flier in Traditional Chinese.
By: The NSW Dept of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Chinese   Not available in English, as far as we know

Top 10 Energy Saving Tips
One page leaflet with some images
By: Environment Victoria, the Alevi Community Council of Australia and the Moreland Energy Foundation
Turkish   Not available in English

Save Energy: Easy Tips for You and Your Family
Eight page booklet. Refers to energy use in Darebin and has their contact details, but otherwise general info.
By: Darebin City Council
Greek   Not available in English

What is climate change?
Explains what it is, why it's a problem and how the Kyoto Protocol works. From 2008, but still relevant.
By: Clean Up the World
Spanish   Not available in English, as far as we know

 

Gardening, composting and food

I'm Wafa and I Garden to Save Money and Help the Environment
NEW A5 leaflet, with a profile and tips for saving water
By: Environment Victoria
English   Arabic

Eating Green: The Environment Victoria Guide to Seasonal Food
NEW two page document and seasonal food calendar for Victoria
By: Environment Victoria
English   Arabic

Easy Composting
Two page leaflet on how and why to compost, including how to fix problems.
By: The NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
English   Arabic   Chinese   Greek   Italian   Korean   Macedonian   Spanish   Vietnamese

Easy Worm Farming
Two page leaflet on how and why to have a worm farm, including how to fix problems.
By: The NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
English   Arabic   Chinese   Greek   Italian   Korean   Macedonian   Spanish   Vietnamese

The Marvel of Mulch
Two page leaflet on how and why to mulch.
By: The NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
English   Arabic   Chinese   Greek   Italian   Korean   Macedonian   Spanish   Vietnamese

 

Water

Tips for saving water and protecting the planet for your children
NEW A5 colour leaflet with easy tips on saving water
By: Environment Victoria
English   Hakha Chin   Karen   Zomi

Stormwater
Two pages, on stormwater and what you can do to keep it clean. From 2002 but still relevant apart from the web address given.
By: Melbourne Water
Arabic   Chinese   Croatian   Greek   Italian   Serbian   Spanish   Turkish   Vietnamese  

The Yarra River
Five pages, mostly of background (where the it runs, its water quality), plus some tips on how to keep it clean.
By: Melbourne Water
Arabic   Chinese   Croatian   Greek   Italian   Macedonian   Serbian   Spanish  Turkish   Vietnamese

Bin It, Recycle It, Don't Flush it Away
Three pages on the sewerage system and what you can do to look after it (avoid tipping oil down the sink, etc.). Gives an out of date web address (among others which work), but otherwise still relevant.
By: Melbourne Water
Arabic  Chinese   Croatian  Spanish   Turkish

Protecting Rivers and Creeks
Two pages on what Melbourne Water is doing and what you can do (e.g. don't clean paint brushes in the sink).
By: Melbourne Water
Arabic    Chinese   Croatian   Greek   Italian   Macedonian   Serbian   Spanish   Turkish   Vietnamese

Stage Two Water Restrictions Apply Across Melbourne
One page on what you can do under stage two restrictions. (Is Melbourne still under stage two? Check here.)
By: City West Water, Yarra Valley Water and South East Water
English   Arabic   Chinese   Croatian   Greek   Italian   Korean   Macedonian   Serbian   Spanish   Turkish   Vietnamese

 

Public housing

Public housing

Living Sustainably on the Collingwood Public Housing Estate
What public housing tenants can do to be green; specific to the Collingwood estate in Melbourne
By: Environment Victoria
English    Amharic   Arabic   Chinese   Somali  Vietnamese

Living Sustainably on the Flemington Public Housing Estate
What public housing tenants can do to be green; specific to the Flemington estate in Melbourne
By: Environment Victoria
English   Chinese   Somali   Vietnamese

 

Backyard biodiversity

Be a Backyard Buddy: Make Your Garden Friendlier for Superb Fairy Wrens
Designed for New South Wales, but relevant for all of Victoria except the north western corner.
By: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
English   Arabic   Chinese   Vietnamese

Be a Backyard Buddy: Make Your Backyard Blue Tongue Friendly
Designed for New South Wales, but relevant for all of Australia.
By: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
English    Arabic   Chinese   Vietnamese

Be a Backyard Buddy: Help Frogs Survive in the Concrete Jungle
Designed for New South Wales, but relevant for all of Australia.
By: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
English   Arabic   Chinese   Vietnamese

Be a Backyard Buddy: Make Your Garden Friendlier for Eastern Rosellas
Designed for New South Wales, but relevant for all of Victoria.
By: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
English   Arabic   Chinese   Vietnamese

 

 

 

 

 

 

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