Shayn Harkness has an all electric home (no wood or gas heater) and his Aurora bills total just $600 for the year. As an Energy Assessor with Sustainable Living Tasmania Shayn has helped about a 1000 North West low income & Housing Tasmania tenants reduce their power bills on average by $200 to $300 per year with some inexpensive upgrades and providing better information on how to minimise energy use and maximise warmth & comfort.
Some tenants even said they had halved their power costs after his suggested simple upgrades and working with the information he had shared with them.
These measures are the best thing to do, before even considering the effective but more expensive upgrades of Solar PV panels and Solar Hotwater systems.
His practical advise is simple and can easily help you achieve savings with better knowledge that exposes some of the prevalent myths that exist in the community. e.g “Is the most effective way to use my heat pump to run it 24/7 and turn it to a low temperature over night?” ” I can’t afford double glazed windows so what can I do?”
Bring your last four quarterly Aurora power bills with you, so you get a clear starting place for savings.
Cost of $/Ç 5.00 can be paid in Dollars or CENTs (Community Currency)
Come along and learn how to make new and exciting creations from basic old items
such as t-shirts and old jeans. You are only limited by not trying!
$40 per person (½ CENTs payment option available )
Bring whatever you can from this list:
● A sewing machine, threads and feet (a darning foot would be good)
● A sharp pair of scissors
● Any bits of lace, trim and fancy buttons you have in your stash
● A selection of 6 t-shirts and an old pair of jeans
● Patchwork cutting board and wheel
● Lunch for yourself.
We will endeavour to construct a skirt from tee shirts or a bag from jeans. You will be amazed by the things that you can dream up.
Heather Thorpe is a TAFE trained Fashion Teacher, a Permaculture Teacher and a major part of Urban Farming Tasmania. She is an extremely passionate advocate for Eco Sustainability and loves to repurpose what ever she can.
Mind Your Body!
A Film featuring world leading experts in mind body medicine and compelling true stories of recovery.
Experience a mindfulness exercise afterwards and be part of discussion with Christine Hiltner, yoga and mindfulness teacher.
Bring supper to share if you can.
Cost: Ç/$ 5 – Dollars or CENTs
The folk at RESEED have been running a small food co-op for more than 10 years, ordering organic dry goods from Biodistributors, and more lately, Kindred Organics.
Would you like to find out what’s involved and how it works?
Come along to learn more, and get some hands on experience sorting a food order.
Cost: Ç/$5 – Dollars or CENTs
Join us for a screening of “The Economics of Happiness”. This film highlights the many benefits of a shift towards building local, sustainable communities, and showcases some of the steps people are already taking worldwide.
It shows how communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, environmentally sustainable economies based on an economics of localisation, which can also restore our own sense of well-being.
“The Economics of Happiness” restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
Find out about the CENTs project, one way in which we can start to build an economics of happiness in our community.
Gold Coin Donation
Items will be available for trading on the night in CENTs
The North Motton Market held at the North Motton Hall will feature trader Cass Smith and her various preserves, produce and kitchenware available for trading without money.
Cass will also be promoting CENTs to the local community The North Motton Hall is only 10 minutes from Ulverstone toward Gunns Plains.
The market has other stalls that include local produce, bric a brac, craft, pies and cakes, plants etc there will also be buskers.