Learn to live smart

Find out how you can live more sustainably.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 54 - March 2017.   City Limits 54 front cover photo

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A new series of workshops that will show residents how to live more sustainably have been announced for May.

The award-winning Living Smart course returns to lift the lid on everything from making homemade cleaning products and starting a compost bin to reducing waste and growing food.

The sessions are designed to provide participants with the skills to improve their quality of life and reduce their impact on the environment.

The details of topics in the seven-week course will be set by participants, but broadly include:

  • Tips on living simply
  • Reducing waste
  • Water and energy saving
  • Gardening for biodiversity and food
  • Healthy living

Course facilitator Emma Sandery said the aim was to help people make lasting changes to their lives.

"Living Smart helps people change their behaviour for their own benefit and the benefitof the environment," Ms Sandery said.

"Participants will learn from presentations, practical activities, guest speakers, meet like-minded people, and be encouraged to share knowledge.

"We want to energise people so they can live lightly in the world."

Living Smart will be held in the evening at Glandore Community Centre, 25 Naldera Street, Glandore from 2 May.

The course costs $60, or $30 for concessions.

There are 25 places available and preference will be given to residents of the cities of Marion and Holdfast Bay as the councils are subsidising the course.

To register interest, contact Emma Sandery on email emma@asimpleshift.com.au or call 0417 827 319.

Living Smart courses in South Australia are coordinated by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, with support from Be Living Smart Inc., local government and other organisations.

City Limits Magazine

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