September 2015 newsletter


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Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania
  Event calendar: EVENTS CALENDAR   Opportunities to volunteer: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  

Live & Learn short course
Live and Learn Course

Want to gain and share knowledge, skills and motivation with peers? If so, then our Live & Learn short course is perfect for you. It provides a great overview of sustainable living across different aspects of your life: energy, building, transport, food, water, waste and living. Our next course runs from Oct 14 to Nov 25, on Wednesdays evenings at our event space. We're planning courses in Launceston and Penguin in early 2016.

Don’t Waste Hobart
Don’t Waste Hobart

Our #DontWasteHobart social media campaign is attracting great interest and inspiring people to reduce waste across Hobart. Nearly 20,000 people were reached through Facebook last week alone. If you have a question about recycling, post it publicly on social media using the #DontWasteHobart hashtag and we’ll find the answer for you. During the months of Oct, Nov and Dec, Mobile Muster is giving us $5 for every phone we recycle through SLT. Help us and reduce waste by bringing your phones and accessories to the Mobile Muster bin at our office or the Sustainable Living Festival.

Science of the Hive – festival presentation
Science of the Hive

Get a glimpse of the fascinating world of bees at our special presentation ‘Science of the Hive’, supported by Inspiring Australia. As part of our Sustainable Living Festival, the presentation will include CSIRO’s Bee Project team; Stu Anderson will be showing his new invention, the Flow Hive; and Yves Ginat from Miellerie Honey will discuss natural beekeeping in Tasmania. And there will be free honey tastings! There are other fantastic talks and workshops lined up for our vibrant weekend festival on 31 Oct - 1 Nov including: Living Simply; Smart Building Design; Sustainable Transport; Master-Planning Your Home and Garden; and Backyard Food Growing.

Special offers for SLT members and festival go-ers
Heffernans special offer

SLT members can access a range of special offers from our sponsors. These include:
• Heffernans: $300 trade-in for old wood heaters
• Decorama: 15% off curtains & blinds
• Apricus Australia: exclusive discounts on solar hot water systems
• LightsnLamps: 5% discount on all products and services over $50
• Sealasash: 5% discount plus 5% donated to SLT (corrected from initial mail-out)
• Sacket Services: a "Quickie Installation Kit" valued at $290 with each Sanden Hot Water Heat Pump
For deal conditions and further detail, check out our website.

Member discounts on Sanctuary and ReNew magazines
Sanctuary and ReNew magazines

SLT members can get a 10% discount on subscriptions to the ATA Sanctuary and Renew magazines covering modern green homes and technology for a sustainable future. If you are interested in renovating, building a new home or want to know more about the latest energy efficiency technologies and products, our media partner, the Alternative Technology Association will be on hand at our Festival to provide expert independent advice.

Upcycling Round-Robin at the Festival
Craft ideas

Do you have an upcycling project idea that can be completed with a group in an hour or less and you are interested in teaching others at the Upcycling Round-Robin at the Festival? If you have, Lissa would love to hear from you! We are looking for people to be involved in our 2015 Sustainable Living Festival. We welcome volunteers of all ages, experience and interests and we appreciate any level of participation.

DIY Double Glazing - discount
DIY Double Glazing

Last week we shared our expertise at the very popular DIY double glazing workshop where people learnt different low cost DIY retrofitting secondary glazing options for making their homes more comfortable and energy bills cheaper. To help you on your journey we have 5 sheets of 2mm clear acrylic plastic available at a 40% discount! 1.2m x 2.4m delivered in the Hobart or Glenorchy area for $90. Please contact [email protected] or call 62819364 to register your interest. And remember to join us at the Festival where you can learn even more!

We'd like to thank our special sponsor Bendigo Bank
Bendigo Bank

This edition of our eNews is sponsored by Bendigo Bank. We're happy to partner with them as they have good environmental policies (e.g. no investment in fossil fuels) and a great community attitude (e.g. supporting Community Banks® that invest profits back in their own neighbourhoods). As a special offer, Bendigo bank is currently giving SLT $150 for every successful home loan application from SLT members. Contact them to find out about their products and philosophy.