Celebrating A Year of Smart Living

Sustainability Workshops - Wed 18th Decemberslb december
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm  
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

Come and celebrate a year of Smart Living in Ballarat with a free screening of two short films: 'Life With Less Waste' and 'Degrowth in the Suburbs' by Happen Films. Following the films, there will be an introduction to BREAZE Inc's activities and an opportunity to discuss and reflect on sustainable lifestyles in Ballarat.

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Life With Less Waste: How a Family of 5 Make Almost Zero Waste - 9 mins, 2019

The inspiring story of a zero waste/waste free family in Hobart, Australia. Lauren, Oberon, and their kids have found ways to produce almost no rubbish – they’ve only filled one small jar of waste in two years!They’ve been able to do this though a combination of small lifestyle changes including; buying food in bulk, bringing their own containers and bags to shops, buying locally grown food from the farmers market, composting their food scraps and pet poo, and buying secondhand clothes made from natural fibers.

Find out more about the Carter family’s waste free living experience in their book A Family Guide to Waste Free Living and on their website.

Degrowth in the Suburbs: Sustainable City Living on 1/10th of an Acre - 15 mins, 2018

What does sustainable living in the city look like? By living more simply, creating permaculture gardens, utilizing energy technologies such as biogas and solar power, and taking part in community initiatives like car sharing, this household creates money and time savings that enable them to work fewer hours and develop a thriving and sustainable home.

Find out more about degrowth and voluntary simplicity on the Simplicity Institute and Simplicity Collective websites or by reading Samuel Alexanders book ‘Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary‘.

Smart Living Ballarat presents a free monthly sustainability workshop at Eastwood Leisure Complex every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Workshop Date: Wednesday 20th November Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central Free event, no booking required, but we recommend you reserve a seat here: