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Find love with sustainable speed dating

29th May 2013

Solar power is such a scorcher that it may even be set to influence your love life this weekend!

Okay - we can't really promise you that you'll find the love of your life - but you might just fall in love with solar panels and sustainability.

On Saturday, Sydneysiders are invited to head along to a special sustainability speed dating session where they can find out more about how to make their homes environmentally friendly.

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer is running in Sydney on June 1, and Adelaide on August 24, having already taken place in Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year with great success.

People looking for more information from everything from solar power, rainwater tanks and using recycled materials can find out more at this event, spearheaded by the Alternative Technology Association, Australia’s leading independent organisation promoting sustainable solutions for households.

Each participant gets a 'date' of around ten minutes with at least two sustainable designers of their choice where they can ask questions or get feedback on current plans with no obligations. There will also be a number of informational stalls and presentations that visitors can take a look at.

"Whether you’ve just started a renovation or need inspiration for a future project, this is a chance to run your plans past some of Sydney’s leading design professionals in a relaxed, no-strings-attached environment," said Sydney's mayor Clover Moore.

"We’re supporting this project as part of our Green Villages program, which promotes simple, practical and affordable ways residents can create a more sustainable community."

This year's event is sure to be a success, as last year, Sydney's sustainable speed dating event attracted over 80 homeowners and 17 green architects and designers.

Donna Luckman, acting chief executive officer of the Alternative Technology Association, said that the sustainable speed dating can inspire those living in Sydney about what they can do in their homes, as by thinking and acting sustainably you can save money on energy bills, improve the comfort of your own home and do your bit for environment.

This unique event brings together the serious subject of sustainability and lightens it up with a bit of fun and humour.

There are still spaces available, so those interested in attending the event can register here.

Posted by Mike Peacock

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