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Sustainable Living programme is being re-designed in 2012
This was formerly an eight session evening class series, on practical actions to take at home for a lower-impact lifestyle. Thousands of people have taken the course in the past decade. It was delivered by tutors at secondary schools, colleges and community venues, but during 2011 this delivery route ended in most parts of New Zealand, following loss of Government financial support to non-qualification community education courses.
In a few areas, the local council's support retains thriving Sustainable Living evening classes (e.g. Dunedin) but for others a re-designed course is being prepared, suited to home study and small neighbourhood groups.
This website is also being completely overhauled, to provide study materials, and a newsletter, plus an 'entry page' for each member council - and we are pleased to report that a substantial number of councils have stayed with the programme to support and test this re-design in 2012-2013 year.
Check back here on news of our progress in a few weeks, and/or register your interest in our re-launched newsletter using the button at the right. Your contact with the Programme is Rhys Taylor on 03 693 8726 or rhys (at) sustainableliving.org.nz
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This website was endorsed by Christchurch Press independent reviewer Lee Suckling in March 2010 who described it as "...a more entertaining way to learn about a sustainable lifestyle", and, after describing the courses and workshops, added: "if you can't make it to a course, you'll also find informative Action Guide PDF files for download which simplify the energy efficiency experience". Extracts from the Press review, alongside four other leading NZ sites, is linked here.
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