The Fremantle Sustainable Home Expo is on

Cr Rachel Pemberton, Greg O'Byrne with Matilda 4 & Jenita Enevoldsen (Sustainable Home Owners) .
Cr Rachel Pemberton, Greg O'Byrne with Matilda 4 & Jenita Enevoldsen (Sustainable Home Owners) .

LEARNING to live much better with much less is the personal philosophy of a Fremantle councillor who is promoting the Fremantle Sustainable Home Expo.

Cr Rachel Pemberton said it was a great opportunity to showcase the work of Fremantle homes and businesses who are in the sustainability sector.

“I care deeply about reducing my personal impact on the environment but I also think it’s a really important opportunity for businesses in Freo,” she said.

“We’ve already put ourselves on the map for caring about sustainability… it’s a big point of difference in our economy and we can help it grow.”

For the first time in Western Australia, apartments will be on offer during the expo.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt, who is opening his home to the public, said his renovation is a work in progress.

“The reason I wanted to open it up was to show people sustainable housing is not grand designs all done in one year, but it can be small changes over time,” he said.

“I hope people learn making changes to your house gives you less water wastage, less energy and makes it a more pleasant place, it’s not that hard.”

Cr Pemberton said she hoped people would come and immerse themselves in all the different way they can apply sustainability to the home.

“There is no one size fits all solution, at the expo people can see different way you can improve sustainability in new builds, old homes and apartments,” she said.

“Currently in Australia 80 per cent of housing is already built, it’s important to apply sustainability to homes already built.

“We have a tradies session, where experts in different industry will be available to have a chat if you want to apply it to your own project.”

The Fremantle Sustainable Home Expo will run from Thursday September 13 to 16.