Sustainable Living in Kingborough (SLiK) - reduce   reuse    recycle    repair    rethink
Welcome to SLiK
Sustainable Living in Kingborough was established in July 2010 to meet the needs of residents living in the Kingborough municipality.
 
               
 Love Living Locally 2014
Sunday 23 March
10am-3pm
Kingborough Civic Centre
 
Lots of people enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather at the 2013 Love Living Locally event. The annual event showcases local Kingborough produce, producers, arts and crafts with over 60 stalls, food, entertainment, kids activities, face painting, demonstrations, displays, buskers and lots more! Click here for our Poster. Click here for a copy of the Program and Site Plan. See our Event Page for more information!
 
 
 
Sustainable Living groups in Kingborough
 
Taroona Communirty Association   (Sustainable Taroona STar)
 
 
The Taroona Community Association recently had Costa from Gardening Australia run an inspiring workshop on growing your own food. 
 
     Love Living Sustainably
 
Sustainability” means different
things to different people.
 
What does it mean to you – at home,
work and in your community?
        
Share your practical actions and
tell us how they make a difference.
        
This activity will provide SLiK with ideas for future projects and inspire others to try out ideas they hadn’t thought about.
 
One simple example:  Riding a bike
  • Saves us $ in fuel costs
  • Reduces our carbon emissions
  • Increases our health and fitness
  • We feel more relaxed and sleep better
  • We meet more people out on our bikes
  • We get to know our neighbourhood better
  • We are being an example to others
  • We don’t buy as much at the grocery store because we have to pedal it home
 
What do you do?
Is it reducing waste, recycling, growing, producing food or just doing things differently
 
Consider the actions you currently take to live sustainably and
 
What benefits and impacts result from taking these actions
 
Prizes to be won:
Prizes will be awarded at Love Living Locally at 1.45pm, Sunday the 23rd March for:
 
  • The most innovative action
  • The action that has the most flow on benefits identified
  • The action that most inspires those attending Love Living Locally
 
Send in your ideas:
Choose the actions and benefits (with  a photo is better)
 
  • Email it to slowe141@gmail.com
  • Post it on the Sustainable Living in Kingborough Facebook page or
  • Bring it with you to Love Living Locally on Sunday 23 March 10am-3pm and drop it in to the SLiK tent.
  • Visit the Sustainable Living in Kingborough Facebook page to see what others are doing
 
Solar Hot Water Bulk Buy  - here is our research!
 
Sustainable Living in Kingborough received funding from Kingborough Council to contract Mike Willson as the Project Manager to co-ordinate and implement a bulk purchase of evacuated solar hot water apparatus for Kingborough residents. Over 70 households took up the offer.  Click here for more info on the Solar Hot Water System that residents purchased.
 
Find us on Facebook 
 
SLiK has an active group on Facebook - become a friend and find out what is happening in your local community.
 
 
Reduce your Power Bills
 
Kingboroughs Greenways and Greenwares project
 
16 households became Energy Champions for this project - they found that it was far better to create savings through behavour changes before considering the installation of green wares such as phtovoltaic panels.
 
SLiK did some research on the best type of PV systems for Tasmanian conditions. You can find out research document on the Energy Efficiency page.
 
Thanks to the Tasmanian Climate Change Office Earns your Stars Microgrant.
 
Kingborough Autumn Harvests
 
Click here to see a great range of activities for Autumn from Kingborough Council.
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