When: Saturday 13 October 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Albert Hall, Corner 47 Tamar St & Cimitere St, Launceston TAS 7250. Click here for a map.
Cost: $5 entry to the Expo.


From the Expo website: “The inaugural 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo will provide a “one stop shop” to help northern Tasmanians reduce their household bills and ecological footprints and a platform for community groups to share their activities and develop new projects. Adopting sustainable living practices provides positive benefits to the environment, human health, household and business budgets and long term energy certainty and security.”

A feature of the Expo will be an ‘Ask and Expert‘ event between 1:30-2:30pm organised by the local Renew branch.

You can sign up for these sessions here: http://signup.com/go/yAthdAq

  • Electric Vehicles – Christopher Walkden is secretary of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association. In 2012 he converted his Subaru Brumby to electric drive, and has been tinkering with it ever since. Christopher is also a member of the Launceston Conversions Group, who get together to convert petrol vehicles to electric.
  • Energy efficiency – Alister Mackinnon (B.App.Sci) is a qualified & experienced Energy Saving Assessor, providing onsite energy saving audits and practical retrofit services to homes and businesses. His service helps customers save energy costs, improve energy efficiency, affordability & comfort, and reduce emissions from saved energy use.
  • Energy efficiency – Julie Hargreaves has done energy assessments in approximately 1000 homes and businesses helping householders to understand their energy bills and make small changes that can often make a huge difference to comfort and costs.
  • Less plastic in your life – Trish Haeusler. Plastic Free Launceston promotes a community understanding and response to the growing concerns of plastic pollution. It can show you practical steps that can be taken to reduce plastic waste. Promotes Plastic Free July, an Australian initiative which has now gone global.
  • Native Tasmanian plants – Sally and Herbert Staubmann (Native Habitat). In the late 1980’s Sally and Herbert started growing local native plants for their revegetation projects in Northern Tasmania. In 2002, in response to an increasing public awareness and appreciation of Tasmania’s unique flora, they opened a small retail nursery. Habitat plants specialises in propagating and growing a wide range of indigenous Tasmanian plants-from rainforest to grassland, from coast to mountain top. The nursery is nestled in native bushland at Liffey beneath the scenic backdrop of Dry’s Bluff.
  • Natural house building and design – Andrias McMahon (B Env. Des.) is a Tasmanian carpenter-joiner and building designer, focussed on designing and building works that perform exceptionally and which beautifully utilise the most appropriate materials. Five years working in Victoria offered experience on high-end, complicated city renovations, installation of roof gardens, reinvigoration of crumbling country cottages, and clever straw-bale design and build.
  • Off grid solar/batteries – Martin Dingmanse (Mode Electrical) is an A-Grade Electrician with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Martin has extensive experience across all aspects of off-grid solar, hydro, wind, and battery storage, from small holiday shacks to large, complex commercial projects.
  • On grid solar/batteries, hot water – Wayne Mitchell (Energy Street) specialises in energy efficient products with some exclusive, unique products. Wayne has been in the electrical/energy industry for the past 34 years and understands the expectations from customers that require quality products and quality installations.

We hope to see you at this great event.

Sean Manners,
Convenor, Renew Tas North branch

If you would like to email us then please select ‘Contact us’ from our Branch page here.