Community Climate Expo Day

Permaculture Tasmania (PT) was one of several informational stall holders at the Clarence Climate Action Community Expo on Saturday 17 Nov.
The event, that brought together around 100 people, was a first for Clarence and judging by the number of positive responses and lingering attendees, it won’t be the last.

After a pretty special Acknowledgment of Country from Janice and Jamie from Seedmob, the engaging lineup of speakers were informative and diverse in topic.

Alternative economies was the PT stall theme for the day. Katie and Gemma from the Eastern Shore/Hobart Local Group chatted to folks about different opportunities available in communities to share resources, skills and time for getting things done – without depending solely on dollars for everything.

There was no shortage of examples:
Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTs)
Repair Cafes Hobart Repair Cafe
Tool Libraries &
Libraries of other things Hey Fritz
Seed Banks Cygnet Seed Library
Produce & Surplus swapmeets / Crop Swaps
Work Exchanges ~ wwoofing / help-xing

~ Little Free Pantries/Produce Stalls
~ Buy Nothing Groups  or Good Karma Groups  
~ Street or Little Libraries

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Bellerive for lending us a Little Library for our display props!

PT would love to hear of local Tasmanian examples of alternative economies you have seen or participated in that help build individual and community resilience where you live or work.

Tag us on Facebook, drop us a line – or even better a pic and a line, so we can share the inspiration with our members!