NO ACTION is too small when it comes to easing the ever-growing burden we place on the environment.
That was the message to come from the seventh annual Sustainable Namoi Living Expo held in Tamworth last week.
Bicentennial Park played host on Friday and Saturday to thousands of residents keen to learn how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
A record 50 exhibitors dispensed advice ranging from simple tips, such as fixing dripping taps, to more acute measures, including how to set up a backyard fish farm.
Hosted by the North West Local Land Services (LLS) and Landcare Tamworth, the free event featured a range of exhibitors from the energy, building, food, jewellery and recycling sectors – to name but a few.
LLS senior land services officer Col Easton said there was no doubt that each year people were becoming more aware of the impacts their everyday lives had on the environment.
“The interest has really grown in people wanting to know more about things they can do to be more sustainable, and that’s really exciting. We’re trying to get information out to enable people to live sustainably themselves. We can’t always blame the government for everything; we can all do things ourselves that can change things. Those really basic things all add up massively to making a big difference – so if we all make those sorts of choices, then that’s a massive impact we can make on the environment,” he said.
Project manager Min McDonald said organisers were delighted to welcome about 3000 people through the gates.
“The numbers were a little bit down on last year, but I went around the exhibitors (on Saturday) and they were very excited that the level of genuine inquiry was up,” she said.