Living Smart for home owners

HUNTER homeowners can discover techniques and technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, with live workshops, demonstrations and displays at Living Smart Festival in Speers Point Park on Saturday 23 September.

Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said Living Smart Festival is all about encouraging visitors to adopt sustainable practices in their everyday lives.

“For many of us, sustainability starts at home, through simple initiatives like reducing household waste, conserving power and water, or growing our own fresh produce,” Dr Howe said.

“These are all fantastic things to do, but they are really just the tip of the iceberg when you consider all the steps we can take around the home to help protect the environment.

“This year’s Living Smart Festival will feature workshops, demonstrations, displays and stalls on a wide array of sustainable house and garden topics such as backyard bee keeping, urban farming and food forests, solar technology, worm farms and more. Festivalgoers will also be able to take a stroll through our Tiny House display, an exciting festival-first.”

“I would encourage anybody who wants to reduce the carbon footprint of their home, and enjoy a more sustainable life, to come along to the festival and see what sustainable actions you can adopt in your home.”

Attracting more than 20,000 people annually, Living Smart Festival is one of Lake Macquarie’s largest community events. It will be held as Speers Point Park on September 23 from 8am until 2pm.