City dwellers to inspire sustainable living
AMONG the skyscrapers of Brisbane is what Roman Spur and Jana Cejnarova call their "small kingdom".
It's their way of showing that city-dwelling Australians can live in rental properties and still make sustainable choices.
Mr Spur and Ms Cejnarova will be bringing their tips on a sustainable lifestyle to the 2014 'Living for the Future' Home Expo on Saturday 23 August 2014 from 9am until 2pm at Tweed Heads Civic Centre.
"We want to inspire people to live more sustainable lives," Mr Spur said.
"We thought it would be a good idea to come to the Tweed because people in the area are very interested.
"We will be sharing our experiences on many things like growing your own food, gardening, health and urban farming, and how renters can enjoy sustainable living."
Despite living in an apartment block for the past five years, the couple have successfully adopted a self-sufficient lifestyle.
"For us it's all about sharing. Anything is possible to achieve if you do what you love to do," Mr Spur said.
This is the second year The Tweed Shire Council has coordinated the Expo.
It will showcase the latest ways to help make homes more economical and energy-efficient.
Tweed Shire Council's Program Leader-Sustainability Debbie Firestone said the response has been fantastic.
"We're looking forward to showcasing the amazing local businesses and sustainability experts that this area has to offer and provide a one-stop shop of solutions to help cut water and power bills, make homes healthier, more comfortable and more environmentally sustainable," Ms Firestone said.
More information can be obtained at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/HomeExpo or by calling Council's Sustainability Program Leader on (02) 6670 2400.