Over eight weeks, participants can learn how to become more self-sufficient, make better food choices, and live more frugally.
Sustainability tutor Natalie Hormann, who runs the workshops with the support of Hutt City Council, says it’s easy to get caught up in our busy and excessive modern lifestyle.
“The Simply Makes Cents workshops are about taking control of your life,” says Natalie. “You will come away knowing how to make your life healthier, simpler and cheaper.”
Natalie will cover a new topic each week:
Week 1 – Introducing sustainability: Understanding the ‘green’ movement and the opportunities and benefits it holds for you and your budget.
Week 2 – Food and gardening: Where our food comes from, what choices we have and why you can garden, too! An introduction to gardening and healthy eating.
Week 3 – Reducing waste: How did that get into your bin? Turning our (and other people’s) waste into resources – and savings!
Week 4 – Water use and protection: Clean in two minutes? A refreshing look at water, how we use it (and how we can ensure it is around in the future).
Week 5 – Home energy efficiency: More warmth, less cost – all in your own home. Saving energy on any budget.
Week 6 – Travel options: Far, far away or closer to home – how we get around on less. Sustainable travel choices and what to expect of new technologies.
Week 7 – Managing money: How you can ‘green’ your budget and have more of it too.
Week 8 – Sustainable communities: Turn your neighbourhood into a community, achieve more and be stronger together.
The workshops run over eight consecutive Thursdays, starting on 25 October and finishing 13 December. The workshops are held at WelTec, in Petone, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The cost is $40 per person.
To find out more or to sign up, contact Natalie Hormann on 021 038 1665 or email@example.com.