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Sustainability events

A number of exciting events focusing on sustainability in a Tasmanian context are coming up in early November organised by not-for-profit organisations Sustainable Living Tasmania and Future Tasmania.

In addition to the range of free events listed below, special attention will be on a sustainable buildings forum and workshop, which will highlight the very best sustainable building practices and concepts, and explore the opportunities for Tasmania to become a leader in this burgeoning new market.

Speakers include Howard Bamsey, the PM’s Special Envoy on Climate Change; Peter Poulet, State Architect; James Morrison, JMYB architects, designer of some of the first 6 Green Star buildings in Tasmania; Don Henry, Executive Director Australian Conservation Foundation; keynote speaker Paul Leech, winner of the 2010 LAMA award for the Best Eco-friendly Building in Ireland; and Helen Norrie, UTAS School of Architecture and Design.

The forum and, in particular, the workshop are expected to generate a carefully-conceived and realisable action plan designed to put Tasmania on a fast track towards sustainable building. Future Tasmania will formally present the action plan to the Tasmanian Government following this event.

The program and registration form (there is a discount if you register for both events) can be downloaded here:

For additional information go to the Future Tasmania website at www.futuretasmania.org or the Sustainable Living Tasmania website www.sustainablelivingtasmania.org.au/expo/sussem.htm

Sustainability Week Events

Thursday 4 Nov

Sustainable Living Tasmania Sustainability Series event at UTAS. 'Pro-active solutions for business, government and the community under climate change: closing the sustainability loop in Tasmania.’ Speakers will cover topics including sustainable food systems, Water, Ecosystems, Renewable energy, and Benefits of transition to a low carbon economy.

Thursday 4 Nov (evening)

Free public lecture by Paul Leech at UTAS hosted by the Richard Jones Memorial Lecture Committee (SLT Sustainability Series event)

Friday 5 Nov

Future Tasmania Sustainable Building Forum at UTAS

Saturday 6 Nov

Sustainable Living Expo at Princes Wharf, Hobart

Future Tasmania Sustainable Building workshop at UTAS (morning) To create an action plan of what needs to change in Tasmania to encourage more sustainable developments

Free Sustainable 'Environs' Walk from Expo organised by Australian Institute of Architects Tasmania (AIA) branch (afternoon)– visit Hobart buildings with sustainable elements (Steve Watson)

Sunday 7 Nov

Sustainable Living Expo at Princes Wharf, Hobart, and second free AIA 'Walk’