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Workshops to explore sustainable living at home

March 17th, 2017

A series of workshops about sustainable living at home will be run in Motueka over the coming two months.

The workshops are being hosted by Sustainable Living Aotearoa in conjunction with the Tasman District Council and based at the Greenwood Kindergarten.

The workshops, facilitated by Lynda Hannah and Adie Leng, will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

The goal is to learn different ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources. The sessions will encourage you to build support with each other to try some of the ideas beyond the workshops.

The programme is:

  • 27 March: Introduction to best use of resources, making and using household cleaners.
  • 3 April: Loving food - effective shopping, storage, wild foods.
  • 10 April: Growing food - choosing what and when to plant, composting, worms and long term maintenance.
  • 1 May: Water - ways to conserve water use, how to change a washer, find out about rain-harvesting.
  • 8 May: Energy efficiency - many ways to have power savings, keeping the home warm or cool, transport options.
  • 15 May: Loving your wardrobe - clothes swap, mending and other creative options and arranging more get-togethers.

The six sessions held weekly (except in school holidays) on Mondays, 3.30 – 5.30pm, at Greenwood Kindergarten, 512 Greenwood Street.

To secure a spot, email your name and phone number to events@tasman.govt.nz, or phone Adie Leng 03 528 2022.

For more information, visit www.sustainableliving.org.nz



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