Living Smart is a community environmental education program which adopts a holistic approach to sustainability, including environment, lifestyle and community.
This multi-week course provides participants with the practical knowledge and skills to take action in their own homes and around the community. The aim of Living Smart is to:
- promote broader understanding of sustainability issues
- create positive behaviour change in participants
- develop a sense of community and empower participants to actively participate in their community.
The strength of the program has been recognised and awarded:
- 2004 National Eureka Prize for Sustainability Education;
- 2003 Adult Learners Week Award for Outstanding Environmental Care Program; and
- The Western Australian Environment Award for Government Leading by Example in 2003, awarded to the City of Fremantle.
The Living Smart community partnership works closely with the Living Smart household program, initiated by the state Department for Transport. Both the community and household programs include a range of topics, goal setting and opportunity to network with likeminded people in the local community.
Living Smart is the outcome of a strong partnership between The Meeting Place Community Centre, City of Fremantle, Murdoch University and Southern Metropolitan Regional Council.
Details of current courses are available on the Living Smart website
Contact our sustainability officer on 08 9432 9999 for more information.