March 2016 eNews

March 2016 eNews  
Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania
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Join our Tassie Feast
Living Locally Feast

Let us cook for you, a gourmet 3-course meal consisting of entirely Tasmanian ingredients. We are super excited to have chef, Hugh Flint on board to help us create an amazing spread for you! He is passionate about local produce and creating taste sensations that highlight the region and season. This is our 6th Annual Living Local Feast – a celebration of Tasmanian Food and an opportunity to experience the wonders of our island state. Dinner will be followed by a chance to bid on items that highlight the best of Tasmania in our fundraising auction to support the work of Sustainable Living Tasmania.

Connect with others
Tassievore Challenges

It's week four of our annual Tassievore Challenge and as a final challenge we ask you to share, swap some excess produce, host a Tassievore feast for friends or drop a tasty Tassie treat to a neighbour. Remember to share your stories with the Tassievore Community Group to inspire us all, and go into the draw to win two tickets to our Living Local Feast! We're certainly licking our lips looking at the post showing a new wheel of white Castello made on the Glencoe on Branxholm farm. Yum!

The bigger picture
Electric vehicles discussion

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity quickly and are seen as an important element of sustainable transport. Responding to the growing interest in low emission vehicles, Greenfleet sponsored our Sustainable Living Festival and CEO Wayne Wescott took part in our panel discussion. He explained that to connect sustainable transport, climate change and biodiversity, Greenfleet looks at the 'bigger picture'. They work with a range of Australian companies to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles and offset emissions by planting trees (individuals can offset their emissions too). They also encourage electric car share systems to reduce the level of car ownership and traffic congestion and help people make better decisions about the way they travel.

Truly Tassievore
Two Metre Tall Brewery and Easter Farm Bar tour

If you are interested in seriously tasty ales and ciders then a trip to the Two Metre Tall Brewery and Easter Farm Bar this Sunday 27 March will be right up your alley. Ashley & Jane have offered to give us a tour of the farm where they grow the barley and hops used in their beers, followed by a walk through the Brewery. The Farm Bar will be open for sampling hand-pulled ales and ciders and the BBQ will be hot and ready for a BYO Tassievore lunch.

Help needed
Living Local Feast help needed

Each autumn we encourage Tasmanians to become Tassievores and support our growers and local businesses and celebrate Tasmania's bounty. Our Living Local Feast on Saturday 2nd April is our final Tassievore activity for the year and we'd love your help behind the scenes to make it an absolute indulgence. We need help preparing food, serving, taking photos, picking hazelnuts from the Kettering orchard and collecting cider from Grove and various other task like these. We are also looking for items for our auction highlighting the best of Tasmania. We are seeking unique Tasmanian experiences or items grown or made locally and look forward to sharing your story of living locally with our guests.

Festival Registrations Assistant wanted
Festival Registrations Assistant wanted

Our November Sustainable Living Festival may seem a long way off, but we start preparing well in advance and we'd love some help. We are currently looking for a volunteer to help us recruit new exhibitors, assess the environmental impact of their various products and assist in the development of registration material. We need someone with good administration skills and an eye for detail. If you are interested please contact us.

World Cafe outcomes
Active transport

Last month we held a popular World Cafe session to seek your assistance in developing collaborative submissions on three important sustainability issues - greenhouse gas emissions, active transport and waste management. With your help we have developed submissions for the Healthy Tasmania Plan and the City of Hobart's Waste Management Strategy. We are also working on a submission for the Tasmanian Climate Change Action Plan. The Government wants to hear your views on Tasmania’s transition to a low carbon economy, so today is the day to voice your hopes and desires.