It’s nearly time for our annual Tassievore Eat Local Challenge, a simple and delicious way to celebrate locally grown produce. Throughout the month of March you choose the level of challenge, whether it’s eating 100% Tasmanian for a day or a month, or just increasing the proportion of Tasmanian produce you buy. To help with your Tassie feasting, we’re planning a series of exciting challenges, so keep an eye on our website for more information. In the meantime, start sourcing local produce and check out our Local Food Store and Market Directory.
Through the Paris Agreement, nearly 200 countries have agreed to try very hard to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. We would love some help engaging the community to work out what Tasmania’s emissions pathway should be to ensure that Tasmania makes an equitable contribution to achieving this goal, and how we could achieve it. We hope to include the pathway in our submission to the Tasmanian Draft Climate Change Action Plan
in late March, so please let us know via our online form if you can volunteer some time towards this worthwhile project.
Funding community projects
Community banks share their profits locally, so provide a great way to help move your community towards sustainability. There are currently 11 community banks in Tasmania supported by Bendigo Bank, generating sufficient profit to provide funding and support for local projects. The South Hobart and Deloraine communities are in the process of establishing community banks in their areas and need your support. You can help these branches by pledging to buy shares, moving your banking to their branch number and spreading the word. Without community support these branches will not get off the ground, so show your support if you can. Check out their Facebook pages for more information - South Hobart
Sanctuary magazine special
If you are planning on renovating, building a new home, or just want to keep up on the latest technologies and products to make your home energy efficient, Sanctuary has it covered. As a supporter of SLT, Sanctuary is currently offering our followers a 15% discount on subscriptions. Simply use coupon SLT2015 when you purchase from their online shop or call 03 9631 5405.