Newsletter 2017 Issue 8

Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania
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World-renowned environmentalist to visit Hobart
Paul Hawken world-renowned environmentalist.

We’re organising for world-renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist, Paul Hawken, to visit Tasmania in March 2018! Paul is Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organisation, and book of the same name, maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming. We’ll let you know the details of the visit as they are finalised.

Last chance to get heat pump bulk buy price
Home Energy Bulk Buy logo

The first of our Home Energy Bulk Buys is nearly over. You have just a few days left to receive bulk buy prices on quality heat pumps from an experienced local installer right now. Heat pumps are the most efficient, cost effective way to heat existing homes. All you have to do is complete the ‘Get Quote’ form before 31 October by following the links from

Home Energy Bulk Buy - insulation workshop
Man installing insulation in roof.

Coming up in November is our next bulk buy purchase on insulation and LED lighting. Get expert advice and hear about these products at our workshop on Wednesday 1 November. Find out why installing insulation is one of the first things you should do to save on your power bills. We will also provide information about future bulk buys on rooftop solar PV systems and batteries, and efficient hot water systems. Please RSVP for the insulation/LED workshop.

Volunteer opportunities!
Hands up to volunteer.

We’re looking for volunteers to help with our Climate Solutions project - researching and advocating for Tasmania’s role in stabilising the global climate. Roles include research, communication, and event management (for Paul Hawken’s visit). While experience and expertise would certainly be handy, time commitment is most important: We’re looking for people who can commit a day a week, preferably in our Hobart office.

AGM update
The AGM was held on 26 September. Our Annual Report was presented, constitution updated, and Board of Management changed. Thank you to outgoing board members Corey Peterson, Anni McCuaig and Anna Lyth, and a warm welcome to incoming members Uta Green and Alexis Wadsley. The audited financial report and annual report are available on our website.

Membership fee increase to $10/year
Be a part of the team and renew your membership.

Our membership fees will be increasing from 1 November 2017. Still an affordable $10 per year - we think we are worth it! If your membership is due before the 1 November, get in quickly and you will only need to pay the current fee of $5. Your current membership details can be found at the top of this newsletter. Your membership fees and donations help us continue our important work in making Tasmania a leader in achieving global sustainability.

Energy Community Consultation

Got something to say about energy in Tasmania? Our friends at TasCOSS are holding energy forums in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart over the next week. Here is a chance to have your say about what matters to you.