BRIGHT IDEAS AND BRILLIANT LANTERNS

Home Expo and River Celebrations join forces this Saturday 16th September

With electricity prices and other living expenses continuing to climb, this Saturday’s Living for the Future Home Expo will offer simple and practical solution to make your home more comfortable and less expensive to run.

The fifth annual Home Expo, being held at Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads West from 10am to 4pm, will again offer a one-stop shop for ideas and products, including cooking demonstrations to how to prepare simple and nutritious meals that can save families hundreds of dollars each year.Cooking demonstration

“A day of workshops and a long list of display stalls will share practical information about everything from innovative building materials, renewable energy and easy vegetable gardens, to ethical financial assistance, environmentally friendly cleaning products and even keeping native bees,” Council’s Sustainability Program Leader, Deb Firestone, said.

“Attention will then turn to the nearby riverbank and the inaugural Lights on the Tweed festivities, which feature the most popular activities from the former Tweed River Festival. Family activities will continue into the evening, with the Seagulls grounds to be lit up by the spectacular lantern parade.”IMG_2484

“As part of the 2017 Sustainable Home Design competition and exhibition, visitors to the expo will have opportunity to ‘speed date’ a designer,” Ms Firestone said. “Anyone looking to build or renovate their home can pick the brains of some of the district’s leading designers, to get valuable tips for their building or DIY projects.”

See what happens when some of the region’s cleverest designers turn to their minds to using local materials for sustainable home construction.

This year’s Living for the Future Home Expo is hosting the 2017 Sustainable House Design competition, which has challenged professional, amateur and junior designs to ‘Build It Local’.  All the entries will be on display at the Home Expo, showcasing how environmentally, socially and economically sustainable homes can be built entirely from materials and labour sourced within a 100-kilometre radius.

Imagine having the best of both worlds for bicycle commuting, the health benefits of pedalling where you need to go, without the strain of riding up hills. E-Bikes are becoming an increasingly popular transport option because they make cycling accessible and appealing to more people for commuting and recreation.

Bicycle Queensland Development Officer Andrew Demack will show how their electric motors, providing power-assisted pedalling when required, have greatly increased the potential of cycling for sustainable, low-cost commuting.

Come along and have a great day!

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