Achieving a small footprint lifestyle

Photo courtesy of Living Smart Inc.

SHIRE of Mundaring, in partnership with Living Smart Inc., is inviting residents to register for an upcoming course 'Achieving a Small Footprint' commencing 13 June 2019.

Hosted by the Shire and facilitated by Dr Jane Genovese and Dr Peter Langlands, the course will teach people how to tread lighter on the earth and enhance their health and happiness at the same time.

The Shire's environment and sustainability coordinator Briony Moran said the series of workshops would help people reduce their ecological footprint in a fun and engaging way.

"The course includes five sessions over four weeks including a field trip in the form of a practical gardening session at an urban market garden," said Ms Moran.

"We are also delighted to host facilitators Dr Genovese and Dr Langlands who are co-founders of grassroots community group Transition Town Guildford and have run over 100 sustainability events in the last three years," she added.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Elevating your kitchen and nutrition game;
  • Growing your own food;
  • Saving energy in the home;
  • Becoming a waste warrior (reducing your waste);
  • Simple living and the ancient art of thrift.


Session 1: 13 June 2019, 6.30pm – 9pm
Session 2: 20 Jun 2019, 6.30 – 9pm
Session 3: 27 June 2019, 6.30 – 9pm
Session 4: 4 July 2019, 6.30 – 9pm
Field Trip: Practical gardening session at an urban market (Date TBC).

The course will be held at The Hub of the Hills, 8 Craig Street, Mundaring, and tickets are $25 - $40. Register, and find out more, via Eventbrite.

For enquiries please contact Dr Jane Genovese on 0422460598. ​

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