newsletter october

AWESOME festival magazine, AWESOME interactive emission visualisation, AWESOME hot water, AWESOME businesses


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Festival Magazine .... available now
Festival Program

This year's magazine is now available from the SLT office, or you may find one in your local cafe. Be sure to pick one up soon to help you plan your festival weekend! Learn more about the people who make it all happen and discover all the juicy program details. Find out what role Saul Eslake, Rodney Croome and Kim Goodes will play on the weekend; discover a new and exciting resource to help you live better and give your kids a chance to plan their festival activities too. Program details are also available online. Remember to keep 12/13 November free.
Swap, Repair, Share
Clothes and plant swap

The Forecourt Swap Meet at the festival will be buzzing with generosity, ingenuity and resourcefulness. Come and connect with others to exchange or repair your clothes and swap food and garden items. Embrace the informal economy by exchanging a skill of yours for a skill you need in return. Skills Swap running all day Saturday 12 Nov; Food and Garden Swap from 10.30am - 12.00noon Saturday 12 Nov; and Clothes Swap and Repair Kitchen from 12.00noon Sunday 13 Nov (clothes drop off from 10.00am).
Hot water, the simple facts
Plastic duck in bubble bath

We use it, we enjoy it and we have to pay for heating it. So why not have the most energy efficient hot water heat pump currently available on the market? As such, the Sanden system saves you up to 78% of your hot water needs and energy costs. When you buy a Sanden system, you receive the highest amount of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) of any currently available hot water heat pump system. These STC’s can be used to discount your purchase price.
Announcing our new social enterprise!
Launch of Eco Home Guide

We're excited to announce Eco Home Guide will be launched at the festival. The online platform is designed to help you decide and take the next steps on your sustainable living journey. Come and see us at the festival to try it out and receive free advice. Eco Home Guide will feature a 2-minute quiz; complete it and the website will tailor recommendations on actions you can take, as well as specific products and services. We're partnering with up local businesses to give great prices on the best sustainability products Tasmania has to offer. Proceeds will be invested into Sustainable Living Tasmania's other important work.

Enquire about switching your home loan
Lego house and garden

To celebrate our partnership with Bank Australia you can receive a $50 voucher* to spend at on sustainable products like draught-proofing and LED downlights at Sustainable Living Tasmania. All you have to do is bring in your latest mortgage statement to the Bank Australia stall at the Festival and enquire about switching your home loan.

* The following Terms and Conditions apply
  • This voucher can be redeemed at Sustainable Living Tasmania and the Sustainable Living Tasmania festival stall. 
  • This voucher cannot be redeemed for cash, resold or refunded.
  • Limit one voucher per customer and transaction. 
  • Vouchers available to the first 30 enquiries.
Where do our emissions come from?
Cow burping

Did you know 21% of Tasmania's greenhouse gas emissions come from the burps and farts of cows and sheep? (The fancy term for this is 'enteric fermentation'). Have a play with our interactive visualisation to see where Tasmania's greenhouse gas emissions come from.
#Carrotmob Hobart
Macquarie Grocer employees

Thanks to everyone who has joined in on our campaign to encourage takeaway retailers to switch to compostable packaging. Together we can spend our pocket money wisely to support businesses that make improvements that we care about. Chennai Bismi Kitchen on Liverpool St were our first switcher. They serve delicious South Indian Cuisine and Indian Street Food from breakfast to dinner and are well worth a visit. Our newest switcher is the Macquarie Grocer on the corner of Darcy St. They too have begun the move to compostable packaging as part of our Carrotmob Hobart campaign. Please encourage and reward both businesses by purchasing their yummy food... and don't forget to BYO packaging and mention Carrotmob, so they know their effort was *appreciated*.
2015/16 financial year wrap up
Envision the future

The 2015/2016 financial year was another highly productive one for Sustainable Living Tasmania. Our annual report details the activities and projects we ran during the year. The AGM was held on 27 September and several new board members were elected. We are fortunate to have a highly skilled and supportive board of management contributing to SLT's vision to see all Tasmanians lead happy, healthy and sustainable lives. Thank you to the SLT board and all our supporters (members, donors, volunteers) for your ongoing contributions to this vision.