Sustainable Namoi Living
The Sustainable Namoi Living Program was named Grand Champion at the 2013 Tamworth Community Sustainability Awards, run by the Tamworth Tidy Towns Committee.
Sustainable Namoi Living is famous for its annual free expo. In 2013, 4,000 people came to learn about the many ways we can all live more sustainably. People made their own mud bricks, built native bird roost boxes, checked out live native animals, planted jiffy pots and washed down the excitement with banana smoothies mixed with a bicycle powered blender.
Col Easton said “we are honoured to receive the award and thank
the many people who contributed to the program’s success in so many ways.
“We know the community in the Namoi Catchment is keen to live more sustainably.
“We have seen signs of this over the last five years of the Expo. People are thinking and learning new ways of being more sustainable all the time.
“People are being more careful about energy, their housing and transport uses, mindful of habitat loss and are keen to help the environment in many other ways,” he said.
Sustainable Namoi Living is a community driven partnership between the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association and the Namoi Catchment Management Authority.
The partnership aims to encourage people to learn about ways to live more sustainably. In 2013 also helped other groups right across the Namoi Catchment to help their own networks and communities live more sustainably.