Sustainable Living clicks on after Earth Hour
Sustainability education evening classes held at high schools and other venues will be ready for action in the second term of 2009 as a followup to Earth Hour.
These communitybased classes, focused on practical useful action you can tackle at home, start in late April and early May.
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“We are pleased to offered in Mandarin support the Earth Hour Chinese in Auckland on event held last weekend April 4 and Waitakere with this practical folfrom April 23. low-up,” says SustainSustainable Living is able Living Education supported by 26 partTrust national coordinaner councils, spread tor Rhys Taylor. from Southland up to
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“We help people get Ministry for the Envimotivated to take on ronment. new shopping and It is managed by charitravel habits, try better table trustees appointed performing home appliby the councils and two ances and insulation, to coordinators on contract save some money and to make connections becreate a healthier home tween independent local in the process. tutors, education venues
“People’s wellbeing, as and council staff, which well as the environment, deliver the nationally is influenced by our daideveloped material with ly choices as consumers, a useful local flavour. so we at the SustainAdditional tutors are able Living Education being recruited for the Wellington region in April. The announcement of the tutoring opportunity for Auckland in a newspaper article last year brought them 70 skilled applicants, even though the tutor role is part-time and only modestly paid.
“Sustainability is more understood today than six years ago, when we started,” says Rhys, “and many people are aware that New Zealand faces climate change and limited global resources, so they are ready to learn and try out new ideas, especially if they can also lower their power bills, trim carbon emissions and find out how to grow fresh food in the backyard.”
Further information on the website or email rhys@sustainableliving. org.nz. • Melanie Voyce will run a five-week course at Selwyn College in term two on Wednesday evenings from May 6.
To enrol, call Selwyn Community Education, 245 Kohimarama Rd, on 5219623 or email info@ selwyncomed.school. nz or visit www.sustainableliving.org.nz.
For more information contact Melanie Voyce on 021-0649268 or Eion Scott, Eco Design Advisor, Auckland City Council, on 353-9048.