Join our sustainability leadership course

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Are you eager to take action for our environment? Here’s your chance. Expressions of interest for our new Sustainability Leadership Course open on 1 April.

We recognise the real and increasing threat of climate change to our environment, health and wellbeing. We’ve listened to our community, and in response, we are delivering the actions outlined in our Climate Action Plan.

One of those actions is to provide increased support for community leadership on climate action to help ensure our natural environment is healthy and sustainable for future generations. Our Boroondara Sustainability Leadership Course will help to achieve just that.

The course includes 5 workshops delivered by Matt Wicking from Cloud Catcher Services throughout May and June, with a celebration event in July. 

Matt is an experienced sustainability facilitator, having been the lead facilitator of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellowship program and an environmental educator with Monash Sustainable Development Institute. 

Matt is passionate about creating a more sustainable world and notes, “I’m not interested in the status quo, so I bring my energy to those who want to create positive, progressive change and need a hand getting there.” 

Who we’re looking for

The selected candidates will live, work, or study in Boroondara and have connections in their local community. We’re looking for people who are motivated to deliver meaningful sustainability initiatives with tangible results on a local level. 

Ideally, you are involved in a local club or group, at your child’s school or childcare, are active in university clubs, deliver services, or are a local business owner/operator. If this sounds like you, this course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a true local leader for sustainability.

Candidates must be available for sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm throughout May and June. Sessions will be hosted at the Hawthorn Arts Centre with light refreshments and networking opportunities included. The course will finish with a celebration event in July. 

Expressions of interest close on Friday 29 April at 11:59 pm.

For more information and to submit your expression of interest, visit our Boroondara Sustainability Leadership Course page.