The Neighbourhood Effect

Welcome to the green neighbourhood guide that fits into your pocket! Keen to find vegan or vegetarian-friendly restaurants in your suburb? How about great second-hand shopping? Local zero waste workshops? Or nearby community gardens? Find them all here!

Kick-start a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle using our Neighbourhood Effect Guide. Our app makes it easy for you to find and support local, eco-friendly businesses and grass-roots environmental initiatives in your community.

We help to take the guesswork out of daily environmental sustainability, suggesting destinations and events in your neighbourhood that will help you green your life, across the areas of food, energy, waste, transport, and consumer goods.

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This version of the app caters only to residents and visitors of the Australian Capital Territory. If you want us to create a Neighbourhood Effect Guide for your community, get in touch at

As featured on ABC News Online:
"Making small changes doesn't require a lot of brain power but we tend to overthink things and worry they won't actually contribute to helping the big picture. In actual fact, those smaller actions can really build a sense of motivation and encourage people to be more mindful of what they're consuming and why."

“The Neighbourhood Effect acts as a sustainable "Google Maps" — connecting users to local products, services and community initiatives with a green stamp of approval.”

“Our ultimate goal is to reduce the cognitive barriers that prevent people from sticking to green habits, something behavioural science research has only begun to understand in the past few years.”

The Neighbourhood Effect is supported by the ACT Government under the Community Zero Emissions grant program and ING’s Dreamstarter program.
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What's New

This release includes a modification to the way profiles work, to ensure that you only see sections which are relevant to you. Sweet.
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Additional Information

May 22, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Guide App Pty Ltd
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