Fantastic festival wrap-up and Community Achievement Award win
Community Achievement Award
We just won the Ricoh Business Centre Hobart Environment Award! The award was for the Get Bill Smart project, which we ran in partnership with Mission Australia
and University of Tasmania
. The 3-year action-research project improved home energy efficiency, increased comfort and reduced energy bills for low-income households (plus reducing carbon emissions and pressure on energy infrastructure). The knowledge gained through the project has also created a foundation on which future energy efficiency support approaches will be built for government and social support sector projects.
Photo: Corey Petersen (SLT Board Member), Anna Lyth (SLT Vice-President) and Anton Vikstrom (SLT Get Bill Smart Project Manager).
This year's Sustainable Living Festival gave Tasmanians a taste of an awesome future. In spite of the inclement weather, over 7,000 people joined us this November for the 18th annual festival, to celebrate, learn and share. With delicious cooking demonstrations, informative talks, practical workshops, live music, art installations, kids activities and exhibits from local businesses and community groups, there was plenty to keep the crowds interested. We would like to once again say a huge thank you to the folk who made the festival possible. Our incredibly passionate volunteers worked tirelessly all weekend and their enthusiasm created such a great, welcoming atmosphere. Our sponsors
this year were a delight to work with - we could not have done it without their support. And finally thanks to all the businesses, community groups and attendees who came along over the weekend!
Tassie waste - your thoughts
Want to win one of these handy sets of BYO takeaway packaging
from Teros worth over $150? Please answer ten quick yes/no questions on what you think about waste in Tasmania and go in the draw to win. We'll send your thoughts to our elected members to build their understanding, bravery and motivation, so they can create a stronger recycling and composting sector. The future is incredible for this sector, the opportunities are enormous.
You're invited to a free Tassievore lunch
The Tassievore Challenge
turns 5 this year, and we're handing over the reins to you. In exchange for a delicious free lunch, we'd love to borrow your brains for an hour and hear about what you want from the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge in 2017. This will help us to plan for next year - your wish is our command! If you can join us, from midday on Thursday December 15th, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can know how much to cook. Hope to see you there.
Our flagship project for 2017
The Climate Solutions project will create plans for Tasmania to play its part in securing a safe global climate and thrive in the process. We're engaging with industry, business, community, and government to develop, promote and implement the plans. They will be practical, evidence-based and non-partisan so that all Tasmanians can get behind them.
Thank you for being a valued member of the Sustainable Living Tasmania community in 2016, and we look forward to having your support again in 2017!