Learning to live lightly, online
18 May 2020
The successful Living Smart course presented by Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges (AMLR) is set to shift online this week.
Usually delivered in person, Living Smart courses provide the skills, motivation and community to help participants adopt sustainable behaviours at home and in the backyard.
Program coordinator Ruby Wake (Urban Sustainability Officer with Natural Resources AMLR) said the course will instead be delivered via the Zoom platform, to ensure the course remains available despite COVID-19 restrictions.
“Participants will learn how to live simply, with topics including gardening, water, waste, healthy home and community – creative online activities will get people interacting hands-on, will feature guest speakers, and a virtual field trip,” she said.
“The course would have been delivered in the city but now is online, so anyone can join in.”
As well as Living Smart, the AMLR Natural Resources Management (NRM) board is also supporting other online courses. These include connecting with nature, indoor plants, composting, natural cleaners and DIY produce bags.
Support from the AMLR NRM board together with the Adelaide Sustainability Centre has allowed the full seven-week course to be made available at a low cost of $80 (full) and $40 (concession).
Living Smart courses have been running in South Australia since 2016, and over 650 people have graduated from local courses across the state.
Two other online Living Smart courses will be delivered in July, Living Smart Prospect (with the City of Prospect and Prospect Local Environment Group) and Living Smart Port Adelaide Enfield (with the city of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Port Environment Centre).
To see all of the current courses visit the @AdelaideandMtLoftyRangesNRMBoard Facebook page.
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