Skill sharing

Something that we here at SLT are really enthusiastic about is the importance of sharing to reduce our environmental impact, whether this be sharing ideas, knowledge or practical skills; a number of our SLF 2015 events, discussions and exhibitors reflect this commitment to sustainability through talking, sharing and upskilling.

  • Skill Swap

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Embrace the informal economy – we all have useful skills that are valuable to others.

     Are you great with kids?  Do you sew?  Love cooking? Handy with tools?  Botanist?  Keen surfer? Drummer? Swing dancer? You would be a dream for someone in need of: babysitting; mending; a home cooked meal; a house repair; a guided bushwalk or learning a new hobby.

  • Hobart Bike Kitchen

    Sustainable Living event

    Bring your bike along for a tune-up tutorial, or score yourself a flash new pre-loved ride by checking out their very popular bike auction held from 12:40-1pm on Sunday 1 November.


  • Food and Garden Swap

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Have some excess produce, seeds or garden cuttings? Gardening tools or paraphernalia you no longer use?

    If you no longer need it and it might make another gardeners day, this is the place for it. Meet others and talk techniques, or bring your awesome organic pest killer to show off!

  • Clothes swap and repair

    Sustainable Living event
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Slacks, dresses, scarves, shoes, jewellery, baby clothes, hats… 

    If you can wear it, BUT DON’T – you should bring it along to the Festival Clothes Swap to trade it for something that you can’t wait to go out on the town in.

    Bring your pre-loved clothing and accessories and swap them for someone else’s unwanted treasure. Please ensure that all items are in good repair and clean! Happening all weekend.

    Australia is the second largest consumer of textiles, on the planet, behind the US. Synthetic fibres are petroleum based, and have now passed natural fibres as the dominant fibres going into landfill. As a planet we consume 80 billion items of clothing each year and while we kid ourselves about "recycling" our clothes, the reality is that there is way too much out there to be effectively re-used and about 80% of donated clothing ends up in landfill.

    We are inspired to keep existing clothing in circulation through repair, re-imagining, reconstructing and a bit of creativity and fun.  Our repair kitchen will have sewing machines, fabric scraps and yarn plus skilled people to assist you in mending your clothes! Onsite throughout the Festival Clothes Swap on Sunday.