2015 events

  • MONA Kids

    Sustainable Living event

    MONA will showcase curated learning opportunities in the Kids Activity Area with special guests Theatre of the Roaming Trees.

    Activities will focus on our 4 learning pathways: creative arts, culinary arts, science and sustainability:

    • People powered bike-blended smoothies: delicious, pleasurable food that’s good for you and for the planet!
    • Crafting seed bombs to take home, gift or exchange: literally reseeding the earth with our dreams, hopes and edible greens!
    • 101 things that carrots can do: A range of activities from designing super-hero carrot-capes, to microscopy and print-making – all using our namesake and favourite vegetable!
    • Make your own newspaper origami pots and plant some giant sunflowers.
    • Plus lots more surprises and fun learning opportunities at our stall.

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    Loosen Up cater to all levels and offers a broad range of yoga styles to suit all individuals.

  • Reuse Flower Spiral

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Explore this beautiful installation of paper flowers made from repurposed paper waste depicting our vision for a creative, sustainable future.

    This is a collaborative project, with materials available for you to add to the field over the festival weekend.  Presented by artist Bec Williams, Resource Work Cooperative and Sustainable Living Tasmania with support from NRM South.

  • Skill Swap

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Embrace the informal economy – we all have useful skills that are valuable to others.

     Are you great with kids?  Do you sew?  Love cooking? Handy with tools?  Botanist?  Keen surfer? Drummer? Swing dancer? You would be a dream for someone in need of: babysitting; mending; a home cooked meal; a house repair; a guided bushwalk or learning a new hobby.

  • From Trash to Treasure

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    There will be jewellery making, hair accessory making , sculpture building, library bag making, painting, customizing old clothes.. really anything that can be thought of!

    Come along for a crafternoon style reuse of ‘trash’.

  • Imagination Playground

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Let your imagination soar with the City of Hobart Imagination playground at the Festival all weekend.

    What amazing structures can you build using the giant blue blocks? Have fun creating and playing, your imagination knows no limits!

  • Paper Art with Maree

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Join Maree to make your own beautiful paper from scraps.

    Maree Baker works at the Environment Protection Authority and is an avid crafter.

  • Bright Sparks

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Prince's Wharf # 1

    Get colouring in, learn about safety and have the chance to win a prize!

    TasNetworks will be hosting a colouring competition based around the characters from the  Bright Sparks education program, which aims to teach kids about the dangers associated with electricity and encourages safe and responsible practice. A prize will be awarded to the most creative entry at the end of each day.

  • Design showcase

    Sustainable Living event

    Tasmanian artists showcase a variety of responses to sustainability through sculpture, video, drawing and weaving. Purchase a work at this unique exhibition in the entrance of PW1.

    Christl Berg, Mike Fitzgerald, Keven Francis, Jan Hogan, Klaaske, Christiane Knight, Annalise Rees, Margaret Vandenberg, Bec Williams, The Friends’ School Kindergarten, The Hutchins School and more.

    Image: Charts of Aggregation, sumi ink, seaweed ink, seaweed, saltwater, watercolour pencil on Rives BFK, Jan Hogan

  • Hobart Bike Kitchen

    Sustainable Living event

    Bring your bike along for a tune-up tutorial, or score yourself a flash new pre-loved ride by checking out their very popular bike auction held from 12:40-1pm on Sunday 1 November.

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  • Skilling For Sustainability

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    How can we inspire and equip our young people to play a role in creating an awesome future?

    Hydro Tasmania have coordinated this discussion about the importance of young people in shaping our future and the importance of strong mentors to equip them with the skills and knowledge to do it well. Panel featuring:


    LESLEY MACKAY 
    Lesley represents The Smith Family, a national, independent children’s education charity. The Smith Family provides Australian children who experience disadvantage with a broad range of supports to help them thrive at school.

    JENNIFER HEMER 
    Jennifer creates and supports partnerships between volunteer STEM professionals and teachers for CSIRO’s Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program, providing access to real-world and contemporary experiences in STEM.

    ANDREW HUGHES

    Andrew is the Education Manager for the Bookend Trust. He is part of a team that uses an innovative adventure learning model to connect students from kindergarten to college with science and the outdoors.

    COREY PETERSON 
    Corey is the Sustainability Manager at the University of Tasmania, a member of the University Council and on the board of Sustainable Living Tasmania. Corey is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program with Masters Degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration.