Events

We run, host and promote lots of great sustainability-related events all over Tassie. Check out what's on below. You might also be interested in hiring our event space or partnering with us to deliver an event. You can view all past events here.

Let us help promote your event - Anyone can promote an event through our events page and on our community Facebook page.

  • Annual General Meeting 2018

    Sustainable Living event

    We invite all members to our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 25th September at 7pm at Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1st floor 71 Murray Street Hobart.

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    In addition to the formal business of the AGM (below) Todd Houstein (SLT's Executive Officer) will provide a sneak-peak of his detailed modelling and analysis of solar photovoltaic systems in Tasmania.

    Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below for catering purposes. If you're not already a member, please sign up now here.

    AGENDA

    1. Confirm the minutes of the preceding AGM;
    2. Presentation of the 2017/18 Annual Report;
    3. Presentation of the 2017/18 Audited Financial Report;
    4. Appointment of the auditor and determination of the auditor's remuneration; and
    5. Election of the members of the Board of Management (nomination form);

    We're looking for people to join our Board of Management

    Sustainable Living Tasmania is currently focused on two things:

    1. The Climate Solution project: Devising plans for Tasmania to play a leadership role in securing a safe global climate and thriving in the process.
    2. Securing financial resilience through the development of two social enterprises that simultaneously assist households and businesses to improve their environmental impacts - namely Eco Home Guide and commercial energy consulting.

    As such, the organisation would benefit greatly from having additional people on the Board of Management with skills and experience in establishing and developing businesses and/or social enterprises, as well as policy and strategy development in relevant fields (e.g. climate, energy, transport, agriculture, forestry, planning, industry, waste, etc).

    If you are interested in joining the Board of Management, please contact Executive Officer, Todd Houstein on (03) 6281 9361.

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  • What should I do with my solar panels when the 1:1 feed-in tariff ends?

    Sustainable Living event
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    • Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1/71 Murray St, Hobart

    This workshops is now sold out. 

    Seats still available on 21/11/18 - at The Ballroom, Hobart Town Hall at 6pm.  RSVP a must

    If you're wondering what to do with your existing solar panel system when the one for one feed-in tariff finishes at the end of this year, then this special lunchtime session is for you.  At the end of 2018 the one for one feed-in tariff will come to an end.  Should you upgrade? If so, to what size system? Should you add to your existing system, add a second system, or replace the existing with one big one? Should you get batteries too? What tariff should you be on? How much does it matter which direction the panels face? In this sessions we will answer all of these questions and more, drawing upon detailed modelling and analysis of solar panel systems in Tasmanian conditions.

    Todd Houstein will facilitate the session. He is a self-confessed energy nerd, and has been our Executive Officer since 2010. He has an engineering degree, and postgraduate research experience in techno-economic optimisation of energy systems. He has also worked in community development, humanitarian engineering, research & development, product design and manufacturing.

    This is one of a number of lunchtime workshops on solar:

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  • How to get the most out of solar panels in Tasmania

    Sustainable Living event
    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    • Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1/71 Murray St, Hobart

    This workshops is now sold out. 

    Seats still available on 21/11/18 - at The Ballroom, Hobart Town Hall at 6pm.  RSVP a must

    If you are looking for a solar system and want to know what's best for you - then this session is for you.  You'll be able to ask questions and benefit from our latest research.

    How good an investment are solar panels? Should you get batteries too? What size system should you get? How much does it matter which direction the panels face? Which tariff should you use? We will answer all of these questions and more, drawing upon detailed modelling and analysis of solar panel systems in Tasmanian conditions.

    Todd Houstein will facilitate the session. He is a self-confessed energy nerd, and has been our Executive Officer since 2010. He has an engineering degree, and postgraduate research experience in techno-economic optimisation of energy systems. He has also worked in community development, humanitarian engineering, research & development, product design and manufacturing.

    This is one of a number of lunchtime workshops on solar:

    • 18th September: Upgrading existing systems SOLD OUT
    • 2nd October: Upgrading existing systems SOLD OUT
    • 9th October: Installing a new system SOLD OUT
    • 16th October: Upgrading existing systems SOLD OUT
    • 23rd October: Installing a new system SOLD OUT
    • 21st November: Getting the most out of Solar - tickets available FINAL WORKSHOP
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  • Tamar Sustainable Living Expo, Launceston

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    • Albert Hall, 47 Tamar St & Cimitere St, Launceston

    TAMAR SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO - Applications to exhibit open until 1 October 2018

    Tamar NRM are looking for businesses wanting to promote their sustainable living programs, services and products to northern Tasmanians at the inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo.

    We are particularly keen to hear from businesses involved in the following:

    * Eco fashion, e.g.bamboo clothing
    * Ethical investment, e.g. superannuation
    * Sustainable building, e.g. straw bale, hempcrete 
    * Water conservation, e.g. composting toilets, rainwater tanks

    If you would like to exhibit at our Expo, please contact Gabrielle Stannus, Tamar Sustainable Living Coordinator, on 0400 431 277 orgabrielle@inwardoutstudio.com for an application form.

  • What should I do with my solar panels when the 1:1 feed-in tariff ends?

    Sustainable Living event
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    • Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1/71 Murray St, Hobart

    This workshops is now sold out. 

    Seats still available on 21/11/18 - at The Ballroom, Hobart Town Hall at 6pm.  RSVP a must

    If you're wondering what to do with your existing solar panel system when the one for one feed-in tariff finishes at the end of this year, then this special lunchtime session is for you.  At the end of 2018 the one for one feed-in tariff will come to an end.  Should you upgrade? If so, to what size system? Should you add to your existing system, add a second system, or replace the existing with one big one? Should you get batteries too? What tariff should you be on? How much does it matter which direction the panels face? In this sessions we will answer all of these questions and more, drawing upon detailed modelling and analysis of solar panel systems in Tasmanian conditions.

    Todd Houstein will facilitate the session. He is a self-confessed energy nerd, and has been our Executive Officer since 2010. He has an engineering degree, and postgraduate research experience in techno-economic optimisation of energy systems. He has also worked in community development, humanitarian engineering, research & development, product design and manufacturing.

    This is one of a number of lunchtime workshops on solar:

    sold out
  • Bruny Island Bird Festival

    Community event

    Forty-spotted Pardalote circle.pngThe 5th Bruny Island Bird Festival will take place on 19-22nd October 2018 Pink Robin circle.png


    The Festival was first held in 2010 as a community celebration of the remarkable diversity of birdlife on the island.
    The four day Festival is jointly presented by the Bruny Island Environment Network, BirdLife Tasmania and Inala Nature Tours, drawing on the wealth of knowledge and experience of experts in these groups to provide both an engaging and educative immersion in the natural delights of Bruny.  
    Held every two years, the 4 day Festival has become a much anticipated event by the community and visitors alike. Each Festival brings new features and long-term favourites. In 2018, the Festival will continue to build on the four key elements of Community, Conservation, Science and Creativity to further involve the people of Bruny and Tasmania in the many tours, walks, workshops, lecturers, markets and cultural celebrations that are the Festival.  

    For the full program and to book events see the website https://www.brunybirdfestival.org.au/

    Bruny Island Bird Festival 2018 - Chris Tzaros - Spotted Pardalote

  • How to get the most out of solar panels in Tasmania

    Sustainable Living event
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    • Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1/71 Murray St, Hobart

    This workshops is now sold out. 

    Seats still available on 21/11/18 - at The Ballroom, Hobart Town Hall at 6pm.  RSVP a must

    If you are looking for a solar system and want to know what's best for you - then this session is for you.  You'll be able to ask questions and benefit from our latest research.

    How good an investment are solar panels? Should you get batteries too? What size system should you get? How much does it matter which direction the panels face? Which tariff should you use? We will answer all of these questions and more, drawing upon detailed modelling and analysis of solar panel systems in Tasmanian conditions.

    Todd Houstein will facilitate the session. He is a self-confessed energy nerd, and has been our Executive Officer since 2010. He has an engineering degree, and postgraduate research experience in techno-economic optimisation of energy systems. He has also worked in community development, humanitarian engineering, research & development, product design and manufacturing.

    This is one of a number of lunchtime workshops on solar:

    sold out
  • How to get the most out of Solar

    Sustainable Living event
    • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • The Ballroom, Town Hall, Maquarie Street, Hobart

    Benefit from our latest research on solar power systems in our final workshop of the Solar series.  If you are interested in a new solar system or looking to upgrade and want to know what's best for you - then this session is for you.  

    How good an investment are solar panels? Should you get batteries too? What size system should you get? How much does it matter which direction the panels face? Which tariff should you use? What should I do with my old solar panels?  We will answer all of these questions and more, drawing upon detailed modelling and analysis of solar panel systems in Tasmanian conditions.

    Todd Houstein will facilitate the session. He is a self-confessed energy nerd, and has been our Executive Officer since 2010. He has an engineering degree, and postgraduate research experience in techno-economic optimisation of energy systems. He has also worked in community development, humanitarian engineering, research & development, product design and manufacturing.

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