SUSTAINABLE Namoi Living has a new event on its roster leading up to the Sustainable Living Expo on May 10 and 11.
The new event, the Amazing Enviro Race on March 22, is the latest thing to come out of the Sustainable Namoi Living Program and is aimed squarely at young people.
The race, open to people aged 13-21 and in two-member teams, is a series of environmental and physical challenges across a five-kilometre course, which starts and finishes at Bicentennial Park.
Entry is free but entries close on Friday and no entries can be accepted on the day of the race.
The race is part of the Sustainable Namoi Living Program, a series of events held in the first half of each year aimed at educating and inspiring residents of the Namoi catchment to live more sustainably.
The program, which has been running since 2009, is a volunteer-run, non-profit program supported by Tamworth Landcare and the Namoi Catchment Management Authority, with the help of major sponsors.
Enviro-race project manager Melinda McDonald said Generation Y had a huge role to play in shaping the future of environmental awareness and action.
“The race is a fun way to get them thinking about the small changes they can make in their everyday lives to minimise their impact on the environment,” Ms McDonald said.
“It’s also a great opportunity for young people to get outdoors, enjoy Tamworth’s beautiful parks and facilities, meet new friends and have a good laugh.”
Other events leading up to the Sustainable Living Expo include a business breakfast today, a building and real estate industry lunch on April 11 and the popular 100-mile food night on May 3 in the foyer of Ray Walsh House in Peel St.
Ms McDonald said the 100-mile food night, held for the first time last year and sold out then, had seen an increase in numbers this year to 150.
Visit www.sustainablenamoiliving.com.au for more information. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the site.