Practical Living seminars
Tatura residents will get their chance to be informed about useful, real-world actions to apply to everyday life to reduce their impact on the earth and save money at the same time.
Following the success of Transition Tatura’s Practical Living Trails in February this year, the group will present a series of ‘‘Practical Living, Smarter Living’’ seminars, in partnership with Tatura Community House.
Transition Tatura spokesperson Ross Musolino said the series would take place over the next three terms.
‘‘Some of the topics to be covered over the seminar series include food security, art, smarter homes and renovations, alternative energy, lifestyle, neighbourhood gardens and urban forests, biodiversity and native vegetation,’’ Mr Musolino said.
The initial seminar will be held next month on Friday, May 26, from 7 pm, presented by Will Dalgliesh and Louise Costa on the topics food and art.
‘‘Enjoy a three-course meal and drinks while learning about food, food security, recycled art and ever-changing lifestyles,’’ Mr Musolino said.
‘‘Numbers will be limited and the cost is $30 for the evening. Bookings will be essential.’’
The following event will be held on Friday, July 21, on the topic ‘‘Where You Live’’ covering alternate energy, energy audits and smarter housing designs.
This event will include supper and will be presented by Geoff Lodge and Henning Rasmussen.
Finally John Laing and Steve Bowmaker will address attendees at the final seminar on Friday, October 27, entitled ‘‘Your block, your street, your town’’, which will cover the topics of biodiversity, native plants and urban forests.
‘‘Watch this space for further information on the July and October seminars,’’ Mr Musolino said.
Mr Musolino said Transition Tatura was a not-forprofit collective of likeminded people, which plans and supports community guided responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy.
‘‘Through localisation, energy reduction and community strengthening, our goal is for Tatura and all populations to transition to resilient communities that can readily respond to the challenges and dangers of climate change and oil depletion,’’ he said.
The seminars will be held at the Tatura Community House at 20 Casey St.
Enjoy a threecourse meal and drinks while learning about food, food security, recycled art and everchanging lifestyles. Ross Musolino
Ready for more: Transition Tatura’s Gail Gillis, Alex Carter, Terry Court, Alfred Heuperman and Ross Musolino (front) ahead of last year’s Practical Living Trails.
Like-minded: Transition Tatura members share a meal at the Tatura Community House where the seminars will be held.
Informative: Louise Costa, a previous guest speaker at Transition Tatura’s Practical Living Seminars.