May 2015 eNews

Meet the makers: Art from Trash


Make some treasure on Wed 27th (tomorrow!) 6-8pm at SLT

As part of Art from Trash, SLT & Resource Cooperative are bringing together artists to share with you their skills and ideas to turn trash into treasure. Share and gain practical skills and get inspiring ideas on how to make useful and artful objects. Bring anything you would like to turn into a treasure and the Resource Cooperative will also kindly donate supplies. $12 members & $15 non members, wine & cheese included.

Arrange a visit from the Home Energy Team

Let the SLT Home Energy Team help you stay cosy

With heating and hot water bills soaring over winter months it's time to get a check up from the energy experts. We can provide advice on the best things to do and referrals to great installers. We can also retrofit quality draft proofing, showers and lighting while we visit. A 10% discount applies to existing SLT members until August 30. Contact [email protected] or call 62819364.

Calling Sustainable Living Festival volunteers

Join us in creating an inspiring festival in 2015

Volunteers are the glue that holds our Sustainable Living Festival together. We are currently seeking Program Assistants and Coordinators to help in the lead up to and during the Festival. Volunteering for the Festival is a rewarding experience and as this event continues to grow, we need a team of creative and enthusiastic volunteers to help us make it happen! This year’s Festival is on 31st Oct & 1st Nov, let us know how you can be involved.

Volunteer positions

Registrations for exhibitors: now open

You’re invited to showcase at Tasmania’s Sustainable Living Festival

Meet your target audience at the 2015 Sustainable Living Festival, where you can sell your product and your mission at the same time.This is the one big opportunity for businesses, not-for-profit and volunteer groups to get in front of like-minded people from all around the state. This year’s Festival is on 31st Oct & 1st Nov, download a registration form or contact [email protected] We would love to hear from potential sponsors too.

Tasmanian film premiere: Just Eat It

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the rubbish? Just Eat It – A food waste story has just been awarded the EFFY 2015 Grand Jury Prize! It will be shown at SLT on Wed June 24th 6pm-7.30pm.

Film night:  A Modern Build Tasmania

Discover 2014's most energy efficient residential build

This is a local independent documentary by Flowing Image Productions.  Asante is a Passive Solar House built strongly around Feng Shui principles with a 9.2 Nathers Energy Star rating. The home was awarded the Most Energy Efficient Residential Build in 2014 from the Master Builders Association. The screening will include a bonus short film: 'Tasmanian Story' Bob Clifford (Incat) and a Q&A with the doco maker Alex Palmer. Join us at SLT on Wed June 17th 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Tickets: $12. Watch the trailer.

Wooden Windows Workshop

Fix your windows and stop those winter drafts
In this practical workshop, experts from Sealasash will teach you everything you need to know about the anatomy of windows and how to fix and draft seal wooden windows. Join us at SLT on Wed July 22nd 6pm-8pm @ SLT. $15 members and $20 non members.

Who else is doing great stuff out there?

Household compost making workshop - this month's feature

Learn how to make a soil improver from leaves, weeds, kitchen peelings, spent crops and manures. Fourteen day hot composting, worm working, sheet composting, mulch making and value adding. David Stephen, will be mixing his magic as a fund raiser for a new greenhouse for the Creek Road Community Garden. Come and learn the tricks of the trade on June 21st 11-1pm at the Creek Road Community Gardens (next to 42 Creek Road). $10 waged, $5 others. Enquiries: David 62278390

We hope you've enjoyed this May edition of our eNews and whether you are a member or not we welcome contributions and feedback.

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See you soon we hope.
The Sustainable Living Team