Sustainable Living in Launceston

Costa Georgiadis at Harvest Market

Sustainability can by an overused word, but this Saturday at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, representatives from Tamar NRM will be talking sustainability up to promote the inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo on 13th October 2018.

A simple understanding of the concept is about living within our means without compromising the future. The inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo, to be held across the road from Harvest at the Albert Hall will require us to think about the impact our choices have, not only today, but also for future generations.

Through workshops, exhibits and talks the Expo will look beyond the jargon at ways to make sustainability real in the Tamar Valley.

Join the local community and meet Costa Georgiadis, ABC’s Gardening Australia host, in the Growdome in City Park where he will share his gardening expertise and show off his compost-making skills. Costa will also visit the market on the 13th October to check out the new FOGO bins as Harvest joins the growing number of Launceston residents who are sending their organic waste to be composted at the Launceston City Council’s composting facility.

Tamar NRM is an independent, not for profit sub-regional group with a strong history of landcare and grass-roots involvement in environmental, agricultural and urban issues in the Tamar Region. They have gathered together an exciting array of experts and exhibitors. Admire electric vehicles, learn about sustainable building design, find out how you can join the war on waste, learn about permaculture, and connect with local businesses and community groups.

Representatives of Tamar NRM will be at Harvest this Saturday to fill you in on what to expect, from live performances, workshops, prizes and talks there is something for everyone.

The Expo will be open from 9am – 4pm, tickets are $5 and children under 18 free.

A special screening of Food Fighter will launch the Expo on Thursday 11 October at the University of Tasmania, Rory Spencer VOS Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture and Design, Inveresk, Launceston. Book your tickets and arrive at 5:30pm for a film start of 6pm followed by a panel discussion with special guest Costa Georgiadis.

Food Fighter was filmed over two years, across four continents and follows ‘Food Fighter’ Ronni’ Khan’s crusade against the global food waste scandal and the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food.

For more information about the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo, please contact Gabrielle Stannus, Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator, on 0400 431 277 or gabrielle@inwardoutstudio.com