Prac­ti­cal Liv­ing sem­i­nars

The Tatura Guardian - - Front Page - By Tara Whitsed To book, phone the com­mu­nity house on 5824 1315 and ask for di­rect debit de­tails or drop-in and pay be­fore May 19. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Tran­si­tion Towns Tatura Face­book page.

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

Pic­ture: Ray Sizer

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.

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