There is a growing understanding that ‘saving the environment’ is no longer just the realm of planting trees, government / corporate decisions or alternative lifestylers, but also heavily tied to each individuals’ day-to-day living choices. Sustainable Living is about making lifestyle choices to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources.
Internationally, sustainable living is becoming more mainstream, as people from all walks of life are turning to a lighter lifestyle, driven by a combination of greater understanding about environmental issues, intrinsic desires to do what is right and seeking a sense of connection and community with like-minded people.
A diverse range of programs at global, national and local levels such as Transition Towns and Sustainable House Day along with countless others, including a growing range of Sustainable Living Festivals, have increased the capacity and attractiveness for people to connect with sustainable living philosophies and practices.
Katanning Landcare, the Shire of Katanning, and the Great Southern Development Commission have brought Katanning EcoWeek to the community since 2013, offering Sustainable Living programs, events and education opportunities to Katanning through workshops, festivals and more.
In 2018 we developed the idea of “EcoExchanges” – a platform where wonderful ideas with an environment and sustainability theme are introduced to a large audience with the aim of inspiring them into action, offering the sharing of resources and ideas, and connecting people to one another… so they can exchange ideas for action!