While I am on leave from work I want to attend more of these kinds of events and meetings. Of course, my time is limited by family commitments but I want to use this opportunity to connect with my own community. Particularly with people who share my interests and passion for sustainability and the environment.
|Enjoying South Perth foreshore|
As someone who works in Local Government I think an additional benefit for individuals and families who attend Living Smart, and other types of sustainability events, is that you become familiar with officers who work in the community and you can build rapport to work together to develop events and activities that you think are important. One of the biggest barriers to making good ideas a reality is not knowing the people who can support and guide a way to make them happen.
|Amazing acrobats at Fremantle Festival|
Since it was the first meeting of the year the conversation mainly focused on planning meetings for 2015. I felt welcomed by each and every one of the Smarties and I was extremely glad that I had dragged myself out of the house, just after Turtle had gone down for the night, and went along to introduce myself. I was even invited to contribute to the selection of topics that will be discussed throughout the year. I chose decluttering, since it is a topic that is close to my heart in our bustling little home.
|Car tree holder at Adelaide Fringe Festival|
I wanted to share this positive experience and encourage you to get out and find a way to connect with your community.