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Posted in city of fremantle, environment, sustainability, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2017


My mates Shani and Tim are Ecoburbia and Living Smart, so here info about their North Fremantle course:

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family.

The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course is brought to you by the City of Fremantle and will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

The next course starts on October 19 at the North Fremantle Community Hall and will run on Thursdays.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her at

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see



Posted in ecoburbia, fremantle, living smart by freoview on October 12, 2015

My mates Shani and Tim run Fremantle ECOBURBIA, so here some info from them about the next course at the Growers Green Markets:

10 things about a Living Smart course you might be interested to know:

– it covers ten topics – gardening for food and wildlife, water, power, transport, healthy home and you, living simply, waste and community,
– it goes for seven weeks, 2.5 hours per session
– there is at least one outing,
– what you do in the course depends on what the group wants to do,
– there are hands on or discussion activities in every session,
– the focus is not on lots of information but on taking action,
– participants say their favourite bit is taking action and meeting like minded people,
– people also say they don’t want it to end,
– it only costs $80 / $40 concession,
– this term there are courses in Beaconsfield, Spearwood and Rockingham
So really? – you should enrol now –

This term there are courses in Fremantle on Sunday mornings (at the Growers’ Green market in Beaconsfield), on Thursday nights in Spearwood (at the Cockburn Civic Centre), and Tuesday morning in Rockingham. There is even a course in Sydney!

The courses in Fremantle and Spearwood will be facilitated by Ecoburbia. Tim and Shani are the most experienced facilitators in Australia, so you will be in good hands.

The course is only $80 for the full seven weeks, which includes Living Smart membership. Call Shani if you have questions. 0417 941 991 or

There are more details below. Have a look and then head to the Living Smart website for more information and to enrol.
Sunday mornings 9am – 11.30am
Starting October 25th
South Fremantle Senior High School

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ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.


Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 1, 2013

Living Smart is an award winning course that inspires and helps you live a more sustainable lifestyle. Knowledge, skills and practical tools are obtained over seven interactive sessions, for you to take action in your own home and community to improve both your quality of life and reduce your environmental impact. Topics include healthy you, healthy home, community, water and energy efficiency, productive gardening, waste, living simply and transport. There will also be optional visits/tours interesting local sustainable places and guest speakers including Josh Byrne and Shani and Tim from Ecoburbia/Hulbert St Sustainability Fiesta.

Upcoming Courses, only $40, thanks to the City of Fremantle.

Tuesdays, March 5-April 16 7:00-9:30pm with Emma Jack and Heath Adams
Hilton PCYC, Hilton –  Register online  or Call 0421 389 013

Thursdays, March 7-April 18,
6:30pm-9:30pm with Simone van Hattem and Kate Raynes-Goldie
Victoria Hall, Fremantle – Register online  or Call 0421 389 013

Why take a Living Smart Course?
Save money, water and energy
Connect with your neighbours and broader community
Tour local spaces and places engaged in sustainable activities
Be supported in making real and meaningful changes for a healthier, more sustainable life

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