Living Smart in the Macleay
Media release - 11 July 2011
The next Living Smart series of workshops will be held at South West Rocks following the success of Living Smart at the Gladstone Community Art Gallery.
The free Living Smart Course will be held on Saturday afternoons at the South West Rocks Public School Hall from 1.30pm – 4pm, commencing Saturday 13 August 2011.
This course is presented by North Coast TAFE in partnership with Kempsey Shire Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Macleay Educational Community.
Living Smart is a great way to learn more about what you can do in your own life to become more sustainable – from saving power and water, to thinking about transport, healthy homes and lifestyles, growing your own food and retrofitting your home. A wide range of topics will be explored with lots of time for thinking and sharing with others.
Some examples of the changes people have made include simplifying their life, setting up veggie gardens, worm farms and compost heaps, being more aware of what they buy and how they dispose of it, reducing their energy and water consumption, reducing car use, walking and cycling, exercising more, eating better; and making their homes chemical free.
As one past participant put it ‘The Living Smart course has been enjoyable, informative and inspirational, it has given me lots to work on and achieve for both myself and my neighbourhood’. The course includes presentations from local guest speakers, workshops, goal setting and a hands-on gardening session.
The Living Smart course was initially developed in WA as a partnership between the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, The City of Fremantle and Murdoch University. This course has been especially tailored to Macleay residents, is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and is free to attend. To enquire or register for this course please contact Wendy Grant on 6560 2908 or firstname.lastname@example.org