The Live for Less team will be there with bells on at the upcoming Green Heart Fair at Carindale on Sunday 10 September. Here’s what we have lined up on stage in the Live for Less marquee.

Hannah Klose, Never Ever Pay Retail

Hannah Klose is a sustainable fashion advocate who loves the thrill of the chase. From her website: “There’s something about hunting for treasure that gets my heart rate up. You just never know what lovely little surprises are just around the corner. 99% of my wardrobe is pre-loved and when people quiz me on my get up I often catch myself saying ‘never ever pay retail’.”

Jack Stone, beekeeper and honeybee advocate


Jack Stone is the founder of Bee One Third, a Brisbane-based rooftop and urban beehive initiative. He’s been placing and maintaining beehives on rooftops of commercial buildings around the city since 2012. Clients include City Subaru, Roma Street Parklands, Hotel Jen and the James Street Precinct, with which he shares some of the honey harvested for use within their restaurants and as thankyou gifts. The rest he sells online and through local markets and retailers under the Bee One Third Neighbourhood Honey brand banner.

Claire Bickle, horticulturist and chook guru


Claire Bickle is a qualified Brisbane based horticulturist, having a Diploma in Horticulture and an Advanced Design Certificate in Permaculture Design. She delivers Sustainable Living Seminars for the Brisbane City Council and has been a guest speaker at many different Queensland gardening events and expos. She has presented the ABC Radio shows Chook Talkback and Gardening Talkback, and appeared on the community TV gardening show Blooming in Brisbane. She has also written for many horticultural and sustainability publications such as Earth Garden & Good Organic Gardening.

David Spolc, Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

By 2031, Brisbane City Council is aiming to reduce the average household’s carbon emissions from energy, waste and transport to six tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.  David Spolc, Program Officer Energy and Carbon at Brisbane City Council, will provide insights and advice on how you can live more sustainably at home to help the city achieve this target.

Who’s on when

9.00am:  Reducing Your Footprint – David Spolc, Brisbane City Council
10.00am:  Official address – Deputy Mayor, Cr. Adrian Schrinner
10.15am:  Chooks! The ultimate recyclers – Claire Bickle, Gardening For The Goodlife
10.45am:  Keeping bees – Jack Wilson Stone, Bee One Third
11.30am:  Thrifting tips and tricks – Hannah Klose, Never Ever Pay Retail
12.00pm:  Making your own fertiliser and plant sprays – Claire Bickle, Gardening For The Good Life Image
12.30pm:  Keeping bees – Jack Wilson Stone, Bee One Third Image
1.15pm:  DIY second-hand style – Hannah Klose, Never Ever Pay Retail

The Green Heart Fair is on Sunday 10 September at Carindale Recreation Reserve from 8am-2pm. Find out more at