August 2016 Newsletter

Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania
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Don’t miss out on the business opportunity of the year!
People looking at Pana Chocolate display..yum!

Time is running out to register as an exhibitor for the Sustainable Living Festival, so you’ll need to act fast if you want to get your business in front of thousands of like-minded Tasmanians. Many of our past exhibitors tell us that the bulk of their work comes through the festival each year. So take action now and see what a difference participation in Tasmania’s premier sustainability event can make for your business.

Toys R... what we want!
Display of wooden toys.

The wonderfully creative folk at Ashton & Peek and Cooper Screen Academy are making a high quality television ad with us pro bono. The ad will communicate how awesome the future could be if we solve climate change together! What's this got to do with us wanting toys?

Calling all creatives and future dreamers
SLT Festival poster

Do you have an awesome story to tell? Perhaps you are a closet poet or hip-hop artist just waiting to break out? Maybe you prefer to work behind the scenes and would be happy to display your creative genius through our onsite art exhibition? We’re hosting a wide range of creative events at the festival this year; all focussed on our theme The Future Could Be Awesome. Punters can sit in a Metro bus on the forecourt of PW1 and hear local raconteurs in the storySLAM and PoetrySLAM, whilst the truly hip ones amongst us will have their turn with the Rap battle for the future. A number of performer spots are still available for the Hobart City Council’s Festival Stage and of course no festival would be complete without the beautiful and innovative Design Showcase. Join us as we inspire Tasmanians to create an AWESOME future together.

Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
Photo of a sustainable house in Kettering, Tas.

Sustainable House Day 2016 will be held on 11 September 2016. For more than 10 years, Sustainable House Day has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.* Photo: Thylogale, Kettering.

SLT Annual General Meeting 2016
Question mark and light bulb idea images.

We invite all financial members to our 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th September at 7pm at Sustainable Living Tasmania, 1st floor, 71 Murray Street Hobart. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

How food choices effect the environment
Baskets of apples and lemons.

Our food choices effect the world in many ways. Unlike previous generations we insists on specific foods, many of which can be cheap in dollars but are very expensive environmentally. We now have around 7.4 billion people in the world and growing, so what's the best food for our ever increasing population? Eumarrah have provided some information to give you some 'food for thought'.*

Come on Board!
Photo of SLT President, Anni McCuaig.

We have a Board of Management that provides governance and strategic guidance to SLT. Our Board members, all volunteers, come from a range of backgrounds offering a broad reach of experience and expertise. We have some vacancies on our Board and are seeking expressions of interest from SLT members with expertise in law, sustainable development, climate solutions or business. If you are interested, please contact Anni McCuaig on 0435 882 573 or email [email protected] by 14 September. 

* The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SLT.