The countdown to the first Transition Towns Queenscliffe Sustainable Living Show is on. The Sustainable Living Show is set to take place on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Queenscliff Community Hall (formerly known as the Senior Citizen’s Hall) at 16 Symonds Street, Queenscliff.

Designed to be a one-stop shop for smart, simple, sustainable living solutions, this volunteer-organised event will include displays, demonstrations, quick talks and market stalls, all based on sustainability and sustainable practices.

Event organisers are encouraging the community to bring along the following items for recycling collection: • Reading glasses and sunglasses, these items will be given to local charity for redistribution overseas. • Batteries – button only. • Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, these items will be made into new products such as park benches, picnic tables and playground equipment; and • Mobile phones.

In return for one of above items, you will receive a free glass storage jar to replace an existing plastic container in your pantry. Remember to recycle the replaced plastic container in your yellow-top bin. On the day, you can also pick up a free bag of coffee grounds, along with some advice on how to use them in the garden to promote growth and soil health.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Bob Merriman commended the hard work and dedication of the event organisers and highlighted the importance of this event.

“The Sustainable Living Show brings the vital message of sustainability to the forefront of our community’s consciousness. It provides a great opportunity to gain expert advice before taking the first step, or the next step in your sustainability journey,” said Cr Merriman.

This event is plastic bag free and remember to bring along your own water bottle. There will be no food or beverages available at the event, however patrons are invited to enjoy the hospitality of nearby local cafes for coffee and lunch.

Entry is covered by a gold coin donation, and there is no need to book.

For further information regarding the Transition Towns Queenscliffe Sustainable Living Show, please contact the Borough of Queenscliffe on 5258 1377.