Living Smart program


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Save money and the environment

Sunshine Coast Council's Living Smart team will show Caloundra residents how it is possible to reduce their ecological footprint, carbon emissions, and household costs on 12 February from 7-9pm at the Caloundra Events Centre.

With over 100 attendees registered, the event has received a significant community response and has only a limited number of seats still available.

Council's Environment Portfolio holder, Councillor Keryn Jones said the program was launched on the Sunshine Coast in September 2008 and covers four main areas including water, waste, transport and energy.

"Living Smart is a great starting point for people to make changes in their homes that will not only help the environment, but will also save them money," Cr Jones said.

A family of four can save around $550 and 3000kg of greenhouse gas emissions per year by following the program.

"Council encourages all coast householders to join the program and learn how they can reduce their carbon footprint," Cr Jones said.

Households signing up to the program receive an attractive plaque to place out the front of their home. They then can earn four leaves -- one for each module when they reach their targets.

The evening will also feature practical and informative presentations on community gardens and other community solutions to both climate change and energy issues.

Limited seats remain so please contact Simone O'Keefe on 5420 8947 or email simone.okeefe@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. The event will be held at the Caloundra Events Centre on Thursday 12 February between 7pm and 9pm.

Who: Community Event
What: Living Smart Program
When: 12 February, 7-9pm
Where: Caloundra Events Centre

Turn your neighbours green with envy


The Living Smart team are heading to Caloundra to show residents how to reduce their ecological footprint, carbon emissions, and household costs.

Council invites the community to come along and find out how they can start saving straight away with Living Smart.

The program, officially launched on the Sunshine Coast in September 08, covers four areas where people can make a serious difference to their home's ecological footprint according to Council's Environment Portfolio holder, Councillor Keryn Jones.

"The Living Smart program covers some key areas of high carbon emission - household energy, waste, and transport. Here in Australia, it's important we address smart water use, so water is also included in the program," Cr Jones said.

"Living Smart is a great starting point for people to make changes in their homes that will not only help the environment, but will also save them money."

A family of four can save around $550 and 3000kg of greenhouse gas emissions per year by following the program.

"Council encourages all coast householders to join the program and learn how they can reduce their carbon footprint,"

Households signing up to the program receive an attractive plaque to place out the front of their home. They then set about gaining four leaves -- one for each module when they reach their targets.

The evening will also feature practical and informative presentations on community gardens and other community solutions to both climate change and energy issues.

To reserve your place, RSVP by 6 Feb to Simone O'Keefe on 5420 8947 or email simone.okeefe@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

The event will be held at the Caloundra Events Centre on Thursday 12 February between 7pm and 9pm.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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The Events Centre, Caloundra




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