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Sustainable Living Festival 2024
GOING CIRCULAR

Inveresk Precinct & Launceston surrounds
Lead-up Events - February - March
Sustainable Business Awards - 1 March 2024
Festival - 2 March 2024

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We are thrilled to announce the Sustainable Living Festival 2024 'Going Circular' program. 

There is so much happening at this year's Sustainable Living Festival.  From serious conversations about electrifying your home to knitting, test-driving electric vehicles, learning how to manage your rubbish bins, becoming waste-free, making preserves and ferments, and how we can all make steps to 'Going Circular'. 

Start planning your day by exploring the detailed online program or download the program and map.

If you are interested in volunteering on the day, please contact Festival Coordinator Sandy Astill at festival@tamarnrm.com.au or phone 0412 240 190.

Transport

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Ride, walk, electric vehicle, bus, e-scooter, skateboard, car-pool? How will you get to the Festival?

 

We encourage everyone to choose a sustainable transportation option for getting to the Festival. 

 

For those cycling, convenient bike parking is available outside QVMAG.

 

For those coming from Riverside or the Northern Suburbs, Metro Bus is kindly offering free services to the Festival - see below for the schedule. 

 

If you are already in town, why not hop on the Free Tiger Bus to Invermay Road Stop 3, or hop on an e-scooter?

 

If you prefer to drive, free parking is available at the Northern Inveresk Car Park off Forster St and between the Big Picture School and UTAS Stadium. However, we recommend car-pooling to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions.

 

If parking at the Northern Inveresk Car Park, you are welcome to hop on the tram. Three tram stops will be available for visitors attending this year's Sustainable Living Festival. Trams will continuously pick up and drop off visitors from these locations throughout the day, completing a loop every hour.

 

The stops include the following:

 

Metro Bus FREE Festival Schedule:

 

BUSES FROM RIVERSIDE

Bus Stop at Riverside Post Office – 322 West Tamar Highway

To Festival: 9.45 am | 10.30 am | 11.15 am 

Returning: 2.30 pm | 3:15 pm | 4:00 PM

 

BUSES FROM NORTHERN SUBURBS

Bus stop in Naroo Street, outside Waverley Primary School

To Festival: 9:15 am | 10.15 am

Returning: 2.00 pm | 3.00 pm

 

Warring St Bus Stop near Skatepark

To Festival: 9.30 am | 10.30 am

Returning: 2.00 pm | 3.00 pm

 

Bus stop 13, Georgetown Road

To Festival: 9:45 am | 10:45 am

Returning: 2.00 pm | 3.00 pm

Events

About the Festival

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About the Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival is set to return to Launceston at the Inveresk Precinct in March 2024, with a central theme of "Going Circular". The Festival will be headlined by Craig Reucassel, the renowned television personality and environmental advocate from the ABC’s War on Waste

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What's on offer?

Exhibitors, stall holders, speakers, community groups, chefs, entertainers, artists and sustainability enthusiasts share their knowledge, provide hand-on demonstrations, discuss and debate relevant topics, showcase their products and inspire you to make easy affordable changes at home that will make you and your family healthier and more sustainable.

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Become an Exhibitor, Presenter or Workshop Host

Expression of Interest are now open for Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Presenters, Activity and Workshop Hosts, Entertainers and Artists. 

If you would like to be an exhibitor, click here.

If you would like to be a workshop or activity host, or entertainer, click here.

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Going Circular

The Sustainable Living Festival showcases existing circular economy practices in our region and promotes the principles of Circularity to the community. The aim of the festival is to connect community members, businesses and organisations with projects, initiatives, processes and education pathways to encourage households and businesses to adopt sustainable circular practices.

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A Free Family Event

The festival is a free family event focusing on sharing knowledge, making connections and encouraging the circular economy principles of:

  • Designing out waste and pollution

  • Keeping products and materials in use

  • Regenerating natural systems

  • Repairing, reusing repurposing, recycling, rethinking design, remanufacturing

Sustainable Business & Community Awards

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About the Awards

The 2024 Tamar NRM Sustainable Living Festival Sustainable Business & Community Awards will recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and businesses that are leading the way 'Going Circular' in Tasmania in a wide variety of industries and fields.

Winners will be announced at the Tamar NRM 2024 Sustainable Living Festival Business and Community Awards on Friday March 1, 2024 at The Tramsheds Inveresk. 

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Stay in the Know

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Proudly funded by:

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City of Launceston
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Mode electrical logo
Events Tasmania logo
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This event is an initiative of Tamar NRM’s Sustainable Community Working Group made up of members from Tamar NRM, Transition Tamar, Plastic Free Launceston, City of Launceston Council, West Tamar Council, George Town Council and the Launceston Chamber of Commerce.

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