Newsletter 2018 - Issue 3


Hello from Sustainable Living Tasmania
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We're hiring a Sustainability Consultant
Row of light globes.

We're looking for a passionate and knowledgeable person to take on the role of Sustainability Consultant to continue delivering, improving and growing the consulting services we provide to organisations, including energy, carbon, and waste audits.

Tasmania has achieved net zero emissions
Fireworks - Congratulations Tassie

Tasmania's greenhouse gas emissions were minus 10,000 tonnes in 2015-16 according to a recently released report. That is, we drew more greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere than we put into it!
We don't want to overstate the significance of this achievement, as it came about not through proactive efforts, but simply by letting a huge volume of forests regrow that we'd cut in previous years. Further, it only includes emissions that occurred in Tasmania; the emissions that resulted from the electricity and stuff we imported are counted elsewhere.
BUT, this is an awesome milestone nevertheless. We're among the first places in the world to reach it, and so it is worthy of celebration! It also helps us to imagine what is possible if humanity puts some serious effort into restoring natural systems.
We've still got a lot of work to do, but Tasmania can play a leadership role in securing a stable climate, and we can thrive in the process! Help us make that reality through our Climate Solutions project by making a tax deductible donation now:

Interest Free Loans available for a limited time
TEELS and NILS program logos

NILS (the No Interest Loan Scheme) is currently offering a 50% subsidy and interest-free loans for low income households on the following energy efficient items:
There is maximum combined loan and subsidy of $3,000 (exceptions may be made in special circumstances). Note that only holders of Centrelink Health Care Cards, Pension Concession Cards and Veterans Affairs Concession Cards are eligible to apply.
Be quick, as it will only be available until funds run out. Read here for further information and how to apply.  Another scheme TEELS (The Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme) is open to all Tasmanian households and small businesses until 30 April 2018. 

Use your finances to drive change in the world
Photo of Stuart Barry and copy of his new book

Stuart Barry will talk about sound financial strategies and personal ethics around how to save, spend and invest your money, not only to get ahead, but also to drive change in the world. The strategies are from Stuart's new book 'The Rich Greenie'.
You’ll also hear from 2017 Senior of the Year, Margaret Steadman who will share her lessons on how to live a 'rich' retirement.
This free workshop will be held on 10 May 2018. RSVP required.

Help us break a Guinness World Record!
Tiny Footprints does The Great Diaper Change 2018

Come along to Salamanca this Saturday (21st April) to be part of a global effort to break a Guinness world record for - wait for it - the most cloth nappies changed within a 24 hour period?! It's a great way to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of using cloth nappies. 

Tanktec special offer to SLT members and supporters
Two tanks in a paddock

Thanks to Tanktec you can get 5% off their custom stainless steel water tanks throughout April and May 2018. Stainless steel has a high resistance to rust, is durable, and has a lighter overall environmental footprint compared to plastic tanks. They are available in a Classic Round or Slimline design, and come in standard sizes, or made to measure at no extra cost.