Burnett Mary Regional Group and the Great Sandy Biosphere committee member Darryl Stewart talks to a group at last year’s Sustainable House Day.
Burnett Mary Regional Group and the Great Sandy Biosphere committee member Darryl Stewart talks to a group at last year’s Sustainable House Day. Karleila Thomsen

Sustainable living in spotlight

GREEN living will be on show on the Fraser Coast this Sunday for the annual Sustainable House Day, with the chance also to calculate your carbon footprint.

Maryborough's Eco Queenslander home will be one of hundreds of homes open to the public across Australia.

"When we purchased the house in 2008, it desperately needed renovation," Eco Queenslander owner Cecile Espigole said.

Since being turned into a bed and breakfast, the holiday home has won a swag of awards, including a Premier's Sustainability Award, Fraser Coast Mayoral Environment Award and a Queensland Tourism Award.

Eco Queenslander was also a finalist in the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day awards.

Homeowners will be able to calculate their household carbon footprint on the day.

Mrs Espigole said people should bring along electricity and water bills for the past year, or take notes to calculate their footprint at home.

Speakers from the Burnett Mary Regional Group will also be on hand for a presentation on the Great Sandy Biosphere.

Visit sustainablehouseday.com for more information on the event.



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