Each publication listed below can be used as a template, customised to suit your local environmental conditions and contact details of your local community groups. Topic areas can be replaced, expanded or new sections added. We will work together to develop a resource that meet the needs of your residents.
Green Gecko Publications are A5 in size and vary in page numbers. We will make text changes, provide high quality photographs and all graphic design work including maps.
You will be provided with the print-ready files including printing instructions, and an electronic copy for your website. We will also provide the original InDesign files enabling you to make any future changes inhouse.
Booklet costs reflect the amount of developmental and graphic design work required, some being more than others.
Contact Mary Trigger for a quote, or if you have a new idea for a particular booklet not covered below.
Not only does fresh, organic produce taste better, but the growing of food in your community helps to increase physical and mental well-being, improves diet and nutritional intake, provides opportunity to connect with community food groups and is good for the planet! Help your community grow fresh, healthy produce the sustainable way!
Your Sustainable Garden
Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in Australia and presents a wealth of opportunities to implement sustainable gardening practices. Your Sustainable Garden booklet has been designed to provide practical and inspiring information on a range of sustainable gardening topics. Help your green thumbs to be even greener!
Urban development, habitat destruction and the impact of feral animals and invasive plants have contributed to the vulnerability of many of our unique wildlife. Wildlife-friendly Gardening booklet increases your residents’ awareness of the diverse flora and fauna of your local area, and provides practical advice on garden design and indigenous plant selection to increase urban biodiversity.
The Indigenous Plant Guide
Local indigenous plant species make ideal garden plants as they are adapted to thrive under local conditions and provide spectacular displays of colour and texture throughout the seasons. The Indigenous Plant Guide provides design and maintenance advice and information on the growing conditions of over 60 local plants of your choice.
The Invasive Species Guide
Invasive plants and animals are a major threat to our biodiversity. This guide for householders provides identification of 96 of your most common garden escapees and invasive animal species of your choosing. Information is also provided on the prevention and control of these species, as well as indigenous replacement plants.
Help your residents be part of the solution rather than the problem!
Zap Your Energy Bills
Rising energy bills are having a significant impact on household budgets. The good news is there are a lot of actions we can undertake to lower energy bills, without missing out on comfort. The Zap booklet focuses on cost effective solutions for renters and home owners that cost nothing at all, or for a small investment in energy efficiency, will significantly reduce household energy bills.
Sustainable Building and Renovation Guide
Building a new home is a great opportunity to incorporate sustainable options that will provide years of energy and water savings and reduce our environmental footprint.
Practical information on more sustainable building choices will assist residents building new homes or renovating existing homes.