Sustainable Living Tasmania marks 50th birthday with the big weekend of sustainable living ideas

Whether you are a local business, community group, a school or a community member, the BIG Weekend of Sustainable Living Ideas is for you! There is something for everyone.

Hosted by Sustainable Living Tasmania as part of their 50th birthday celebrations, The BIG Weekend will take over both the Brighton Civic Centre and the Botanical Institute, just a short walk down the road, on the 25th and 26th March 2023.

This innovative, free event aims to connect community members, businesses and organisations with projects, initiatives and education pathways to encourage households and businesses to adopt sustainable practices. It is also about showing people how to save money on their household budgets and about connecting with their community to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The weekend will include workshops, presentations, forums, and activities, including a no-dig vege garden workshop hosted by Gardening Australia’s and Goodlife Permaculture’s Hannah Moloney, as well as cooking demonstrations by Matthew Evans from Fat Pig Farm, using a kitchen powered by an electric vehicle. The Goodcar Company will answer your questions on electric vehicles.

If something a little more serious is your focus, forums will feature each afternoon with a panel of professionals discussing issues and initiatives surrounding waste reduction and food production in Tasmania.

Many of the activities over the weekend will focus on recycling, upcycling and reusing what we have, with community members invited to participate in clothing, book and toy swaps and the repair cafes. Schools are also invited to participate in the Waste 2 Art Schools Competition encouraging kids to rethink the way they look at waste through art. All entrants will be on display at The BIG Weekend, with winners decided by public vote.

There will also be giveaway plants, a raffle for a wicking raised garden bed, the chance to try an array of multicultural dishes, pottery classes, children’s adventure play, animals and much more.

Expressions of interest are still open with a limited number of exhibitor sites still available, as well as opportunities to host sustainable living workshops and activities.

For more information head to https://www.slt.org.au/the_big_weekend_of_sustainable_living_ideas

Information about the Waste 2 Art Schools Art Competition and Exhibition can be found at https://www.slt.org.au/waste_2_art_schools_art_competition_exhibition

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