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Last modified: 19 Jan 2023 9:17am

A front view of the entrance of Rolleston Community Centre

From worm farms to super homes, reducing your power bill, keeping warm and cheaper transport, the practical side of sustainability will be on show at the Selwyn Sustainability Expo [PDF, 1178 KB].

The expo will be running at the Rolleston Community Centre this weekend 10am–5pm Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January, helping residents learn about ways to lead more sustainable lifestyles.

The expo, organised independently by volunteers and supported by the Council’s Selwyn Community Fund, will see exhibitors from public organisations, voluntary groups and private companies, presenting on areas such as home design improvements, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste minimisation, and waste and water recycling. There will also be a speaker series covering a range of sustainability themes.

Council staff will be on hand to discuss areas such as practical ways to reduce waste, green building tips, sustainability resources events funding. Council projects, biodiversity sites in Selwyn and funding for planting projects.

The event is a great opportunity for people to get practical advice and learn about what’s on offer to support sustainability in Selwyn, Council Sustainability Lead Keith Tallentire says.
“There’s heaps of ways that we can all become a little bit more sustainable that is better for the budget, better for our health and better for our community and environment. For many of us the tricky bit is getting started. The expo’s going to be a really good way to see all the different things that are happening and how each of us can be part of it, with small and big ways to
make a difference.”