Green Home is an environmental programme that aims to support and direct householders as they take actions that reduce their impact on the environment while saving money on household bills. Any individual can visit the website www.greenhome.ie, become a member, and learn how to save money, access current environmental information, see how “green” their household is, and enter competitions. Participants complete a survey at the start, and this is followed by 4 action based themed household challenges to include: “Slim your bin” waste reduction challenge; “Energy vampire” challenge to find out about ways to reduce energy use in the home, the “Water Wise” challenge that helps householders to find out about ways to preserve and conserve water as a precious resource and “Travel Green” challenge where householders learn about environmentally responsible travel options. The GreenHome team actively engage with participants through workshops and presentations and the programme has over 4000 online members. The “Green Home” programme is the preferred option to demonstrate waste minimisation, as part of the National Tidy Towns competition. The Tidy Towns volunteers can join as a group and demonstrate waste prevention/minimisation. Ballinode residents and businesses are encouraged to visit www.greenhome.ie and register their household, as a member, and start to reduce our impact on our very valuable environment.