There are many benefits to living a greener lifestyle. For example, a more energy efficient home will cost less to run as well as contributing less to climate change. A water wise garden will look good during summer water restrictions, while neighbouring gardens with thirsty plants wither and die.

A greener lifestyle means less of an impact on the state of the planet and the millions of species that call it home.

Even if you're in the enviable position of not having to worry about the size of your energy bills, if you don't have a garden and couldn't give two hoots about the welfare of whales, dolphins and koalas, you'll still benefit from good health.

Green living can be healthier living. In this section, we look at how some environmental choices lead to a healthier home as well as a healthier planet.