Course to help you live sustainably

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City of Busselton officer and Green Task Force member Nic Edwards and Living Smart facilitator Laura Bailey are both passionate about living sustainably.
Camera IconCity of Busselton officer and Green Task Force member Nic Edwards and Living Smart facilitator Laura Bailey are both passionate about living sustainably. Credit: Pierra Willix

An interactive six-week sustainability course to empower people to take action in their own homes, to improve wellbeing and reduce environmental impact will be held in Busselton over the next two months.

The Living Smart course involves hands-on practical activities, presentations and guest speakers, with participants shown ways to live healthier, grow food, reduce power, water and waste, create compost and make chemical-free household cleaners.

Facilitator Laura Bailey is an experienced sustainability educator with a background in renewables, energy assessing, permaculture and regenerative farming, and has run the course in Busselton twice before.

She said the course was a great way to meet like-minded people in the community and would provide an insight into living sustainably for all involved.

“Every week we are also going to make goals to really challenge ourselves throughout the course,” she said.

The course will also include a local field trip on a Saturday.

Hosted by the City of Busselton, the course forms part of the City’s ongoing commitment to reduce the area’s carbon footprint and reduce waste.

The City’s Green Task Force also strongly supports sustainability among staff members through incentives for reducing power use, riding to work, providing reusable shopping bags and raising awareness.

The course runs over six weeks from 5pm-7.30pm from July 24-August 28 at the Community Resource Centre in Busselton and costs $80, or $40 for concessions.

To book, go to livingsmartbusselton.eventbrite.com.au.

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