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Photo Caption: Building a greater appreciation of sustainability issues. Gabrielle Stannus Sustainable Living Expo Co-ordinator says she is very excited to be working on the EXPO project.

On the back of the Sustainability Energy Expo held in Launceston last September, natural resource management group Tamar NRM is looking to run an expanded event at the Albert Hall in October.

Roger Tyshing, Tamar NRM President said “This year we are aiming for a bigger event and we are delighted to have appointed Gabrielle Stannus to coordinate the 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo”.

“Last year’s event attracted over 1,100 people and this year we aim to better that with more stalls and presenter spaces, and by incorporating aspects of sustainable living as well as sustainable energy “. Mr Tyshing went on to say “Gabby is a good fit for the role, and brings experience in designing, delivering community-based programs all with a strong sustainability focus”.

Event organisers hope that businesses, organisations and community groups will again be involved in the Expo, and exhibitors and presenters will have a number of options to provide information and eco sensitive products to the broader Tasmanian community.

2017 Sustainable Energy Expo sponsor and exhibitor Martin Dingemanse from MODE Electrical said ‘‘Last year’s Expo was a great local community event and was very well organised. Tamar NRM drew together a diverse range of people keen to look at sustainable energy solutions. We are looking forward to being involved again with the expanded Expo format, as we believe it’s a worthwhile event to be part of.’’

Expo coordinator Gabrielle Stannus who lives at Liffey, spent some of her early schooling years in Launceston, before living in Melbourne, completing studies at RMIT University and working in local government in Victoria. She said she was very excited to be working with Tamar NRM on this project. “I’m looking forward to meeting with potential partners building a greater appreciation of sustainability issues” Gabby said.

She will also be working with local businesses and community groups and the City of Launceston, George Town Council and West Tamar Council areas to deliver satellite events in the lead up to the Expo on Saturday 13 October.
Greg Lundstrom, Tamar NRM