eNews February 2022

 


Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania

Consulting Services
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Our consulting services have recently come into great demand. We are currently assisting 7 organisations to measure, understand and reduce their carbon footprints; 6 organisations to develop plans to transition their fleets to electric vehicles; and 1 large energy user to improve the energy efficiency of their operations.

These clients are diverse, including local governments, major tourist attractions, architects, landfill sites, a creative arts company, and a farmers market.

We also have submitted proposals to conduct emissions pathway analyses, energy audits, and waste audits for even more organisations.

If you'd like help making your organisation (large or small) more sustainable, contact our Principal Consultant, Todd Houstein

Energised Learning
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We have recently secured grant funding from the Tasmanian Government and City of Hobart to assist schools to deliver project-based learning activities.

The Energised Learning program will educate and inspire Tasmanian year 9-12 students through real-world renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in their schools, supported by professionals and tradespeople.

Is your school interested? All we need for now is for schools to their express interest by entering basic contact details into this form.

Board Members/Event Co-Ordinator
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  • In late 2021 a team of SLT volunteers helped out at the Goodcar Company's 'Show and Shine' event to promote e-vehicles and we also collaborated with Red Cross to run a bushfire preparedness workshop for SLT folk.

    The SLT Board is working on creating a new staff position (currently being called 'Event Coordinator') to lead our re-engagement in the community.

    So, there is a lot happening and we need more people on our Board to help! 

    This is the place to thank Alexis Wadsley for his energy and vision as a Board member and president. He has resigned from the Board because of conflict of interest issues. We will miss his insights and clarity.

    As an incorporated body we need an active board to meet our governance obligations and to guide the activities of the organisation. We all feel anxious about the future and want to contribute to a thriving inclusive Tasmania that contributes to a world in which we live within nature's limits. Crafting SLT's role in that is the job of the Board.

    Here are some of the things we are looking for:

    • financial member of Sustainable Living Tasmania (that is easy to fix if you aren't yet a member).

    • minimum of 2 hours per month for the board meeting - we meet every 4th Thursday, 6.15 - 8.15 pm, currently by Zoom.

    • potential contribution from this ambitious, hopeful list:  experience in not-for-profit organisations, financial management, social media skills, fund-raising experience, community development, environmental/energy qualifications, business/community connections, a belief that we can work together to make the world better, your own unique skills, ideas and experience.

    Please consider joining the Board!  Email Margaret Steadman with a brief paragraph introducing yourself.