Mayor’s Message – 22 October 2019

The Living Lightly Expo will once again encourage and educate the public on how to live sustainably, eat locally and eat healthily when it returns to the Devonport Community Garden on Saturday 26 October 2019 from 11am to 2pm.

Now in its fifth year, the family-friendly expo focusses on sustainable living, living a healthy lifestyle and limiting our impact on the environment.

There are a wide range of activities and demonstrations on offer, including cooking with native Tasmanian plants, plant-based diet tastings, fermenting foods, how to look after your backyard chickens, make your own bath salts – plus a whole lot more.

The expo has a great reputation for providing simple and practical advice for those who want to improve their way of living, especially when it comes to saving money, reducing waste and overall health and wellbeing.

People are continually looking for ways to be more sustainable and to reduce their impact on the environment, and this expo has some simple ways people can do that.

There will also be activities for children.

The expo is being coordinated by the Devonport City Council and Devonport Community House and entry is via donation towards Relay for Life.

For further information please contact Council’s Executive Officer, Carol Bryant on 6424 0517 or cbryant@devonport.tas.gov.au.

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It never ceases to amaze me the number of community leaders I see around the city, even if most would probably not regard themselves as leaders, or future leaders.

I would encourage all these people to either consider applying for the Tasmanian Community Fund’s Emerging Community Leaders Program for 2020 or to tap someone else on the shoulder to put their name forward.

The program will enable up to 24 participants to develop skills which will empower and enable them to help their community prosper.

Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector with a program focused on leading self, leading others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.

There is an emphasis on experiential learning and being able to apply skills immediately in the form of projects benefiting participants’ workplaces and the community.

The way in which this program is delivered aims to develop participants in an engaging, innovative and future focused way.

The content, presenters, workshops and activities included in the delivery of this program are practical, creative, unique and deeply engaging. Participants are encouraged to understand that everyone’s journey through the program is different, and leadership is innately personal.

The program is open to all Tasmanians, but participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applications for the 2020 program are now open and close on 29 November 2019.

Applications can be submitted through the Tasmanian Community Fund’s grant portal at tascomfund.smartygrants.com.au/2020DECLCL

Cr Annette Rockliff
MAYOR 

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