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Sustainable Living options explored at free expo this weekend

Two day event gives Tasmanians the chance to access reliable information and advice on how to live more sustainably.

Expert advice on water saving and smart transport options will be on offer at this year’s Sustainable Living Expo in Hobart this Saturday and Sunday.

The free, two-day event involves 65 exhibitors talking about sustainable building design, including straw bales and rammed earth options, home energy efficiency and greywater recycling.

The expo also includes a series of talks, a workshop program, and a range of kids’ activities, several films and an environmentally friendly fashion parade.

More than 4,000 people attended last year’s expo and picked up valuable advice on environmentally sustainable ideas, products and practices.

This year’s event is expected to be just as popular and experts will be on hand to provide advice on retrofitting and renovating, home energy efficiency and permaculture.

It’s a chance for the public to see and hear first hand that everyone can make simple changes by using fewer resources and reducing their carbon footprint.

Suggested changes include:
• walking, riding or taking public transport to work or school
• making homes more energy efficient through better insulation
• using less lighting in the home
• choosing to eat locally grown produce

The Tasmanian Government sponsors the event, which is regarded as an imporant part of the education and community engagement process.

The Sustainable Living Expo is on October 20 and 21 at the Hobart City Hall. Entry is free.

For more information about the program, visit www.sustainablelivingtasmania.org.au and follow the links.