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Mayor to launch Livewell sustainability project

20 February 2015

An exciting new program known as Livewell Yarra is set to help residents work together towards low-carbon living, with a focus on quality of life and wellbeing.

An initiative of Curtin University, with the support of Council, the Yarra Energy Foundation and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, Livewell Yarra aims to form small groups of community participants who will receive assistance to measure their carbon footprint and implement simple lifestyle changes. The program will also involve a range of learning activities, discussion groups, and practical workshops.

With the support of Livewell, project founder Dr Rob Salter believes community members can contribute to Yarra’s goal of becoming a carbon neutral community by 2020.

“Our lives seem filled with many pressing tasks and demands, and what is most important is often lost sight of. There really is something we can do about climate change and there are people who can support us in doing it.”

Yarra’s Mayor, Cr Phillip Vlahogiannis, will formally launch the program at a function from 7-9pm on Thursday 5 March at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

Community members are invited to attend the event, which will also feature guest speaker Professor Ross Garnaut, author of the two Garnaut Climate Change Reviews.

Book your place at the launch event registration page by 26 February and learn more about the program by watching this promotional video.

For further information, contact Dr Rob Salter on 0423 040 209, email or visit

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